LEND Trainees

Who is Eligible?

The RCDC offers practicum, internship, & fellowship training for students in the following disciplines:

"I chose this fellowship because of its opportunity for interdisciplinary assessment and caregiver guidance toward resources and services. The LEND program is a great opportunity for leadership, advocacy, and professional development, and I'm so fortunate to have this experience to educate and support children and families with special health care needs." ~Lauren Woodsmall

  • Audiology
  • Pediatric Dentistry
  • Family Leadership
  • Health Administration
  • Law & Ethics
  • Medical Genetics
  • Pediatric Neurology
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Pediatrics
  • Physical Therapy
  • Public Health
  • Child Psychiatry
  • Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Special Education
  • Speech / Language Pathology

Current Trainees:

"The interdisciplinary approach used at RCDC creates an incredible training environment. I am supported by and able to learn from professionals in multiple disciplines, who are highly knowledgeable in their respective fields and powerful advocates for children and families." ~Sarah Brown

"I was attracted to the RCDC LEND fellowship because of the opportunity to be a part of an interdisciplinary team that is dedicated to improving the lives of children with neurodevelopmental disabilities and their families. The fellowship offers a rich training experience because of opportunities for supervision by excellent faculty and staff, and collaboration with diverse families." ~Sharon Cheah

   Patrick Gilbert

   Sharon Dunlevy



Occupational Therapy
   Leah Van Antwerp

Physical Therapy
   Courtney Goldsbury
   Jake Nobbe

   Nour Abdelghani
   Lavonna Connell
   Danielle Epler
   Alyssa Lee 

Public Health
   Amanda Circle 

Self Advocates
   Melody Cooper
   Betty Williams

Special Education
   Allison Coburn

Speech-Language Pathology
   Kristin Gregory

Social Work
   Briana Rowe


RCDC LEND graduates are making important contributions across Indiana and the country. Many graduates have leadership positions in clinical settings, community organizations, or government agencies.

Featured Alumni: 

weber-stephanie.jpgStephanie Weber, PsyD

Dr. Stephanie Weber, PsyD, obtained her Doctor of Psychology degree from the University of Indianapolis in Indiana and was a trainee in the RCDC LEND program in 2010. She is an assistant professor for the Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s within the University of Cincinnati Department of Pediatrics. Dr. Weber specializes in applied behavioral analysis, behavior treatment, and training professionals in interdisciplinary care. She is the training director for the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) Program that provides interdisciplinary training to the future leaders in maternal and child health. As a former LEND trainee herself, Dr. Weber has developed curriculum for LEND training in the areas of conflict-resolution and negotiation and policy and advocacy. She is active in the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) since her days as a LEND trainee, when she served as AUCD’s virtual trainee and connected trainees on a national level through projects and social media correspondence. Dr. Weber was recently chosen to be the Center for Disease Control's Act Early Ambassador to Ohio.