Jessica Cheatham, LEND Trainee

Thanks to her great experiences through LEND at the CED’s intensive Autism Services Delivery (iASD) Clinic, Jess had a job waiting for her at graduation!

Next steps… Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) at Trumpet Behavioral Health

“At my job I will be conducting skills assessments, developing individualized curriculum based on each client’s needs, supervising the implementation of that curriculum, updating and modifying teaching programs as necessary, and meeting with parents to review goals and teaching procedures. My current position as a LEND trainee in the iASD Clinic prepared me with the skills I need to be successful in my career. At the clinic, I am basically doing what I will be doing in the future! My favorite part of the experience was having the opportunity to work within a building that provides interdisciplinary services to individuals. I think this is an experience that is difficult to get elsewhere.”

Advice for future LEND trainees… “Become involved and make the most of your experience!”