Meet Cameron Tyrrell: He has short blonde hair and is wearing a black t-shirt looking to the side

KYLEND Trainee Spotlight: Cameron Tyrrell

Cameron Tyrell is a second-year doctoral student in the Special Education program at the University of Kentucky with an emphasis in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education (IECE). He obtained his Master of Education in IECE from the University of Kentucky, a Rank II certification in IECE, and a master’s degree in Gender and Women’s Studies. 

Cameron’s experience includes serving as a lead preschool teacher and a paraprofessional of children with and without disabilities through Fayette County Public Schools, Head Start, and other early care and educational settings. 

His research interests include family experiences and measuring the quality of early intervention services of young children at home and in preschool. Through being a part of the LEND program, he hopes to gain more clinical experience and understanding of service delivery for young children with disabilities outside of the classroom setting.

Cameron is currently enrolled as a trainee in the University of Kentucky Human Development Institute’s (HDI) 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.

Visit to learn more. Contact the Kentucky LEND Project Director with any questions or to schedule an informational session for your department and interested students!