KYLEND Trainee Spotlight: Nicholas Hoffman

KYLEND Trainee Spotlight: Nicholas Hoffman

Meet Nicholas Hoffman! Nicholas is a fourth-year student at Eastern Kentucky University’s Doctor of Psychology program and is currently enrolled in classes and accruing hours to sit for the Board-Certified Behavior Analyst exam as he works toward becoming a Licensed Psychologist and Behavior Analyst.

Nicholas currently provides services through the EKU Psychology clinic as well as a local private practice. Nicholas has previously worked in a community mental health clinic, as well as a  state psychiatric hospital. All of this work has focused on neurodevelopmental disabilities, particularly with autism. 

Nicholas 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.

Through the LEND Program, Nicholas hopes to learn more about interdisciplinary consultation, and looks forward to incorporating the perspectives of self-advocates in his work.

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!