Sarah Farash, LSW was accepted as the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) Social Work Trainee at the University of Rochester Medical Center, Strong Center for Developmental Disabilities.
The LEND program is a paid, graduate fellowship that includes a weekly seminar focused on advocacy and research topics in childhood developmental disabilities and related disorders. The seminar curriculum also includes a family experience component.
Sarah will be paired with a Spanish-speaking family in the Rochester area in order to observe their children’s experiences navigating the Rochester area education and health care systems. Additionally, the LEND fellowship includes monthly meetings with an interdisciplinary group of PhD students and culminates with an independent research project overseen by a faculty mentor. After completing the first year of the fellowship, trainees may apply for up to a two-year research extension.