Tuesday, November 22, 2016

URLEND Training Opportunities


I am contacting you about an amazing learning opportunity, that will actually PAY you to participate and learn!  We are planning ahead to recruit our new URLEND trainees for next fall at the University of Montana.

URLEND is well explained on its website at  

The focus of URLEND is leadership training to work effectively with families of children with disabilities within an interprofessional team. 

University of Montana’s Rural Institute is a partner with the URLEND program. We recruit and train a handful of people – people with disabilities, caregivers, educators, health care professionals and graduate students working with people with disabilities – to be more effective as advocates, clinicians and leaders. This year-long program includes Friday afternoon classes on the UM Missoula campus during the fall and spring academic semesters as well as clinic and home visits that are scheduled as needed. A stipend is paid to all trainees completing 300 or more hours of class and training over the 30 week program. In August, all trainees from around the region are sent to Salt Lake City (expenses covered) to meet each other and enjoy an orientation weekend. Interested trainees can elect to attend a second year of training focused around autism spectrum disorders. 

If you or someone you know is interested, please let me know. We can only include a handful of people each year and like to have the spots filled by late winter/early spring for planning. Please feel free to forward this email out through your networks. If you would like some of these brochures printed, please send me an address and we will send them out. 



Mindy Oxman Renfro, PT, PhD
Rural Institute for Inclusive Communities
University of Montana