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
LEND is located in the Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics.
For additional information, contact Victoria Hennessy, LEND Training Coordinator, at LENDTraining@cchmc.org or 513-803-3627.