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/Community Trainee application
Family Member Trainee application
Self-Advocate Trainee 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.