LEND Program Applicants


Cincinnati LEND trainees:

  • Show a demonstrated interest in working with children with disabilities and their families.
  • Show promise to become leaders in clinical practice, teaching, research, advocacy, policymaking or program administration.
  • Represent various disciplines including audiology, community engagement, genetic counseling, medicine, nursing, occupational therapy, organizational leadership, physical therapy, psychology, speech/language pathology and special education.

Individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities, as well as family members of children with developmental disabilities, serve as trainees and participate fully in the curriculum. Trainees must have the ability to participate in full-day LEND sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays from August through April.

Trainees also require at least one of the following:

  • Enrolled in a graduate or post-graduate training program in a LEND discipline
  • Practicing professional in a LEND discipline
  • Family members of individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities
  • Individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities

Why Cincinnati LEND training?

Cincinnati LEND graduates are culturally competent, family-centered interdisciplinary leaders who improve the health of individuals with developmental disabilities.

Graduates of the Cincinnati LEND program have made an impact by serving as:

  • Clinical providers
  • Prominent researchers
  • Leaders of national, state, regional and local organizations and agencies
  • Chairs of academic departments
  • Faculty members
  • Policy makers
  • Division directors
  • LEND Program Directors and Training Directors

Application Information
Clinical trainee application
Non-clinical trainee application
Family member application
Recommendation form

LEND is located in the Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics.

Contact Us

For additional information, contact Victoria Hennessy, LEND Training Coordinator, at LENDTraining@cchmc.org or 513-803-3627.