Program and Data Coordinator, Minnesota LEND

Areas of work: Direct support workforce, Employment, Families, Health and wellness, IDD Prevalence, Long-term supports and services, Person-centered planning and practice, Positive support, Self-advocacy, Self-determination and self-direction, Social inclusion

Contact information

phone: +1 612-301-3438

Inst on Community Integration Room 204B PtH 150 Pillsbury Dr SE Minneapolis, MN 55455


Rebecca Dosch Brown serves as the MNLEND (Minnesota Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and related Disabilities) Program and Data Coordinator, under an Education Specialist 2 title. MNLEND is a year-long interdisciplinary leadership training program spanning 18+ disciplines and is funded by the Maternal Child Health Bureau (MCHB) of the US Department of Health and Human Services. She provides MNLEND its day-to-day and big picture operational, technical, reportorial, financial, and editorial management, execution, and coordination.

Rebecca also contributes to other Institute on Community Integration (ICI) community and research-based projects located in the Research and Training Center on Community Living (RTC-CL) as an editor, author, and committee member of the ICI's Changing Landscapes (art shows) and the Diversity Strategic Planning Committee. She also supported the writing of and now the operation of a 2018-19 AUCD Diversity Fellowship which will award two stipends to 2 Fellows from underrepresented racial/ethnic/linguistic/disability backgrounds to support a year-long community-based leadership development project to reduce systemic barriers faced by people with disabilities and their families within a partnering community-based organization.

Her work background spans teaching, research, advising, editing, and writing in the areas of disability history, societal inclusion, culturally-responsive education, indigenous rights, secondary and post-secondary education, creative thinking skills, the visual arts, literature, creative writing, and grassroots community organizing. She is currently a PhD student in the University of Minnesota Hubert H. Humphrey School in Public Affairs, with a focus on disability policy.

Curriculum Vitae (pdf)



Research and Training Center on Community Living Diversity Fellowships

Aims to (1) increase the knowledge and capacity of disability within a community-based organization (CBO) that serves diverse and/or underrepresented families, and (2) inform ICI about how to...


Research and Training Center on Community Living (RTC-CL)

Conducts a wide range of research, training, and technical assistance and dissemination projects related to community supports under its center grant and related project funding. The RTC-CL is...

In collaboration with: Center on Human Policy, Syracuse University, Human Services Research Institute, Institute for Community Inclusion, University of Massachusetts Boston, National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services