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We are actively recruiting for the training year for the following disciplines: 

  • Family Support

  • Self-Advocacy


    Special Education

If you are considering applying under one of these disciplines, please review the Application Process guide below.

***We anticipate that our curriculum will be delivered in a hybrid format and that scholars will be required to attend some both in-person and virtual training activities.

For immediate inquiries, please email us at:

Application Process

Step 1: Reach Out to Discipline Director

Please contact the Discipline Director of the discipline that you are applying to for your application. Below is the list of Discipline Directors and their emails: 

Discipline Directors

Step 2: Complete Application and Reference Forms

After contacting the Discipline Director, complete the following materials:

  1. CA-LEND 2023-2024 Application

  2. CA-LEND Application Reference Form

CA-LEND 2023-2024 Application

CA-LEND Application Reference Form

Application Materials if Applying for Self-Advocacy

Please review the Qualifications sheet to see if eligible before applying for the Self-Advocacy discipline. 


CA-LEND 2023-2024 Self-Advocacy Application

Once a trainee is accepted to the CA-LEND program, final admission will be contingent on completion of all onboarding requirements.  


  • CHLA Employee Health Services Clearance (HERE) including vaccinations and screenings 

  • Social Security Number 

  • Background Check 

  • Completion of NIRS trainee data entry form 

Step 3: Submit Application and Reference Forms

Mail or email completed application and materials to:

CA-LEND Program

Attn: Leeda Sea, CA-LEND Project Coordinator

4650 Sunset Blvd., MS# 53

Los Angeles, CA 90027-6062

Phone: (323-361-5869)


***Please include the discipline to which you are applying in the subject line of the email.

Email completed reference forms to:

CA-LEND Fellowship Program 


***Please include applicant's name and discipline in subject line.

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