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We’re Hiring! Program Coordinator – LEND

Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) Program Coordinator (Job Opening 462942) – Coordinates LEND grant activities including: onboarding and participation of faculty, consultants, post-doctoral and graduate students in program operations; coordinates clinical training scheduling in Nisonger training clinics and community clinics; coordinates and schedules requests for clinical training from students outside of Nisonger Center; collects, [...]

By | November 12th, 2020|

Congratulations to Vanessa Rodriquez – recipient of Nisonger Center’s Staff Excellence Award!

Congratulations Vanessa! Vanessa Rodriquez is a Clinical Psychologist with Behavior Support Services and the 2nd recipient of the Nisonger Center Staff Excellence Award! This award recognizes a staff member who goes above and beyond daily to advance our mission, vision and values and is a true representation of ‘excellence’. Vanessa was nominated for demonstrating Excellence, Compassion, and [...]

By | October 30th, 2020|


The Ohio State University Nisonger Center – UCEDD (https://nisonger.osu.edu) offers interdisciplinary clinical and research postdoctoral training in intellectual disability (ID) and autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The Nisonger Center offers flexible and individualized interdisciplinary clinical and research training in the areas of ID/ASD. Areas of emphasis can include diagnostics, the co-occurrence of mental health concerns in ID/ASD, [...]

By | October 20th, 2020|

The Nisonger Early Learning Program welcomes a new Program Manager!

Nisonger Center recently began a search for a new Program Manager; as Deanna Kropf is relocating to New York. Deanna has been a part of the Early Learning Program team as Program Manager since 2016 and served as one of the nation’s Act Early Ambassadors since 2019.  We want to express our deepest appreciation to [...]

By | August 31st, 2020|

Congratulations to Beth Gardner – recipient of Nisonger Center’s first Staff Excellence Award!

Congratulations Beth! Beth Gardner is an Early Intervention Team Lead/Speech-Language Pathologist in Nisonger Center's Early Learning Program; and we're excited to announce, the first recipient of the Nisonger Center Staff Excellence Award! Developed & implemented this summer; this award recognizes a staff member who goes above and beyond daily to advance our mission, vision and [...]

By | August 5th, 2020|

Exciting Employment Opportunity

The Nisonger Center is now looking for a Program Manager to join our Early Learning Program. Program Manager (Job Opening 460424) – Program Manager to oversee the daily operations of the Early Childhood Education (ECE) program at the Nisonger Center; leads in the planning, implementation, and evaluate of ECE; identifies scope of program, including goals and expected [...]

By | July 31st, 2020|

Welcome Dr. Stephen Beetstra, Nisonger Center Dental Program Director!

  Nisonger Center welcomes Dr. Stephen Beetstra The Ohio State University Nisonger Center UCEDD/LEND welcomes Stephen Beetstra, DDS, MHSA, as Program Director of Nisonger Center Dental Services. Dr. Beetstra will be an Assistant Professor of Clinical Dentistry in the Division of Restorative and Prosthetic Dentistry, College of Dentistry. Dr. Beetstra received his DDS from Baylor [...]

By | July 31st, 2020|

We need your help! Covid-19 Survey for Adults with IDD

Developed in collaboration with local, state and national partners; please consider participating and/or sharing the details of this national survey for families of adults (ages 18+) with intellectual or developmental disabilities created in response to rapidly changing circumstances due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Input from people with IDD about their experiences during this time is [...]

By | June 23rd, 2020|

Support Essential Nisonger Center Programs/Services during The #BigGive 2020!

The Columbus Foundation's #BigGive is almost here - and just hit a BIG milestone! This year's bonus pool is now more than $1.5 Million dollars; the LARGEST bonus pool in The Big Give history! The Big Give provides everyone with the opportunity to respond to the challenges we are facing as a community. With your [...]

By | June 9th, 2020|

Kelly Barnett receives the 2020 Nisonger Champion Award

Nisonger Center is proud to honor Kelly Barnett, MSW, LISW-S; Behavior Support Services Clinical Program Manager; for receiving the 2020 Nisonger Champion Award! The recipient of this prestigious award shall not only demonstrate a strong commitment to providing the skills and resources needed to succeed in the advancement of science, but has also displayed a [...]

By | May 31st, 2020|
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