CPAD Newsletter (April 2017)

CPAD LA Headquarter

Disability Rights California - DRC Meeting
“ Protect the Rights of People with Disability ”

Time: Saturday, April 18, 2017, 10 am - 11:30 am

Place: ELARC
1000 S. Fremont
Bldg A-6, Suite 5051
Lower Level Conference Room

Come and find out how Disability Rights California (DRC) can help you and your family! In addition, DRC would like to conduct focus groups to hear from parents about what type of issues they want DRC to work on for the next 5 year plan. In this way, they can continue to fight for equality, dignity, independence and freedom for Californians with disabilities. (More...)

CPAD Orange County Chapter

Living Trust and Special Needs Trusts

Time: April 15, 2017, Saturday, 2pm - 4 pm

Loction: OCAAC 225 W. Carl Karcher Way, Anaheim, CA 92801

Speaker: John Kim, Attorney & CPA
Agustus Firm

Attorney John will give us a talk on living trusts which allow idividuals and families to plan for their future, and also gives families opportunity to plan for their special needs children, protect their public enefits, and imprve the quality of life for their children. (More...)

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CPAD Corner (April 2017)

CPAD LA Headquarter

Regional Center POS Public Meeting - CPAD parents came together on 3/25/2017 to attend both East LA Regional Center (ELARC), and San Gabriel Pomona Regional Center (SGPRC)’s Purchase of Service (POS) public meetings in the Asian Youth Center. we want to thank Dr. Wheeler and Ms. Fran Goldfarb for providing training before the public meeting to CPAD parents in better understanding of the 2016 POS data and disparity issues.  Ms. Gloria Wong and Ms. Carol Tomblin, Executive Director and Director of Information & Compliance of ELARC and SGPRC respectively, presented each Regional Center’s 2016 POS data and their newly funded State program in addressing disparity in the minority communities. Both Directors brought along each of their RCs’ new multicultural outreach staff to introduce to the community. Parents from both RCs shared their personal testimonies on service issues. (More ....)

CPAD Orange County Chapter

On 3/24/2017, Ms. Mimi Chou, the Coordinator of the Orange County Chapter of CPAD (Chinese Parents Association for the Disabled) was recognized for her outstanding dedication to her child and family, as well as others with developmental disabilities through support, compassion and advocacy in RCOC’s Annual Spotlight Awards Gala and Dinner. Other awardees were honored for their contributions as community partner, direct support professional, service provider, employer, healthcare professional, RCOC achievement, lifetime achievement and self-advocate.  (More....)

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