2019-2020 Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Swank Autism Center at Nemours
We are seeking a post-doctoral fellow to join our team at the Swank Autism Center at Nemours. This fellowship is partially funded by a grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration, "Innovation in Care Integration for Children and Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and Other Developmental Disabilities". As part of this work, the fellow will be involved in program development focused on refining systems surrounding assessment and evaluation and disseminating early intervention services to families of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder in the state of Delaware. Additionally, this position will involve direct clinical care with ASD as a referral question, including diagnostic evaluations, comprehensive testing, ongoing treatment (both behavior-based and CBT), empirically validated group interventions for children and parents and exposure to patients with ASD in a medical setting. Applicants ideally will have a documented interest and clinical experience in ASD; although ADOS-2 training is not required, it is preferred.
This fellowships position is also part of The Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) fellowship program. The LEND program is an interdisciplinary training program for healthcare professionals and family members of children with chronic developmental conditions. Nemours/AIDHC and the University of Delaware, along with other community organizations, have partnered together to develop unique didactic, training, and clinical experiences to create leaders in systems delivery for children with special needs and their families. The program will include specialized didactics, interdisciplinary clinical opportunities in both the medical field and in the community, partnership with families, and a capstone research project. It is anticipated that the four LEND fellows will spend one day a week dedicated to LEND activities. LEND is supported by a grant from the Maternal Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. There are more than 40 LEND programs in the United States, and this is the first LEND program in Delaware.
Please send: 1) letter of interest; 2) CV; 3) two letters of recommendation; and 4) letter from DCT indicating status on track for dissertation defense by start of fellowship to:
Colleen Sherman, PhD, Director of Fellowship Training