KYLEND Trainee Spotlight: Clare Andres

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Meet Clare Andres! Clare is a third-year graduate student in the Communication Sciences and Disorders Program at the University of Kentucky. 

Clare recently completed her first clinical rotation at Norton Women’s and Children’s Hospital, working in both adult acute care and outpatient rehab in Louisville, Kentucky. 

This fall, Clare is working at the Child Development Center of the Bluegrass and as a part of an interdisciplinary team at the UK Multidisciplinary Autism Assessment Clinic. Uniquely positioned as an SLP, Clare hopes to be a specialized advocate and therapist in children’s lives, enabling them to reach their highest potential. 

Clare is currently enrolled as a trainee in the University of Kentucky Human Development Institute’s Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) program. LEND is a five-year grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration Maternal and Child Health Bureau in partnership with the University of Louisville and Eastern Kentucky University. 

These programs share the overall mission of improving the health of infants, children, and adolescents with autism and other neurodevelopmental disabilities. LEND aims to increase the number of professionals with the knowledge and skills to provide evidence-based screening and diagnosis, as well as support to individuals and families.

Clare is excited for the LEND program to equip her with the practical and clinical knowledge and skills to help her achieve her goals.

Visit www.hdi.uky.edu/kylend to learn more. Contact the Kentucky LEND Project Director caroline.gooden@uky.edu with any questions or to schedule an informational session for your department and interested students!