Stella Chow’s training of “Transition to Adult Services”

9/23/2006CPAD member, Stella Chow did a parent training of “Transition to Adult Services” at San Gabriel Pomona Regional Center (SGPRC).

Here are some comments:

Dear Stella - Thank you for sharing the great information with us. Hopefully, you are able to share more topics in the future.    - Virginia

Stella Chow at SGPRC

Topic: “Person Centered Thinking”

Community Parent Resource Center, CPRC
Parent Resource Training

Topic:   “Person Centered Thinking”
Time:          September 13, 2006, Wednesday, from 6:00 pm to 8 pm.

Location:    Eastern Los Angeles Regional Center (ELARC) – Board Room
1000 S.  Fremont Ave, Alhambra, CA 91802
On 9/13/06, CPAD/CPRC will hold a training “Person Centered Thinking”.  Our guest speaker: Michael Smull, Director of the Applied Research and Evaluation Unit at the Developmental Disabilities Program on the University of Maryland’s school of Medicine in Baltimore.  This unit provides an extensive array of support services to Maryland’s Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA).  Michael is an active participant in DDA’s efforts to improve the State’s community service delivery system. He also is the consultant of Eastern Los Angeles Regional Center (ELARC).

In his coming September trip in Los Angeles, Michael specially come to meet with our parents and family members, he will talk about “Person Centered Thinking” focusing on helping people get better lives, not just better plans”; applying the skills and tools to planning with families of  young children; strategies on implementing an inclusive vision for the future.

** Light dinner is available at 6 pm **
Funding provided by the U.S. Department of Education

Music Therapy Class Dinner

8/29/2006 - CPAD Parents from the east region and our music therapy Andy Tubman had a cozy evening together.  Andy had a chance to review his students’ progress (from the last 3 months), also, go over the future goals with all the parents.   Afterward, everyone had a very nice dinner.  What a nice way to celebrate our children’s progress!

East Region Music Therapy class in on every Wednesday afternoon.

Everyone enjoyed the delicious food!
Music Therapy Class Dinner BMusic Therapy Class Dinner A

Picnic Meeting hosted by Ken Wu

8/5/2006 Picnic Meeting hosted by Ken Wu, Community Organization Specialist of SG/PRC, at Sycamore Canyon Park in Diamond Bar was a wonderful one, over 40 family members met and enjoyed the delicious food, tea eggs,  peaches, home made rice shrimp rolls, green bean soup, cake….

After lunch, Tiffany (Annie’s daughter) led us hike up to the canyon, even it was a short walk the view of San Gabriel valley and the sound of the running water gave us a break to relax from our daily works.  What a nice way to spend on Saturday ! Also, we are so glad that Annie Wang family from Fresno joined us in the picnic!  Our sincerely thanks to Ken, Jade, Eric and Virginia for putting this picnic together.  J

Dragon Boat Race Festivals

7/30/2006 Dragon Boat Race Festivals:
Every July, there are approximately 150 teams from all over the world that participate in the Dragon Boat races. This year, our team, Team CPAD, participated with 12 disabled children and six volunteers. While we only had one month’s time to train, all 18 members of our team managed to come together to work as one unit while still having lots of fun. Because of our hard work and effort, we won a trophy for second place.  Even if we didn’t win first place, our team’s will to win is stronger than ever and we are looking forward to next year’s race.

This year was our third year participating in the Dragon Boat race festivals. We had a very good coach and who taught everyone involved parents, children, and volunteers alike, to have a good time and enjoy the festival’s atmosphere.  Those who are interested in dragon boat racing are encouraged to apply for our team early.  They will definitely be involved in a bunch of fun activities and gain a lot of experience from such an event.

P.S. Much thanks to the hosts efforts to help support CPAD and its team. We also especially like to thank our coach, steersman, and the parents, especially Virginia Liao and Eric Jan.