Words from CPAD President --

Looking Back .... Moving Forward:  Every Helping Hand Counts

In this New Year, I would like to first wish you all a Happy and Prosperous Year 2015.  CPAD had an exciting year 2014.  Besides the hard work and excitement of our fund raising activities for our Activity Center, we have launched several new activities for our members.  To name a few are the Saturday activities for the elementary school age children, the pilot Self-Advocacy group for young adults.  Trans-Pacific Art Exhibit with the Chinese American Museum and Hong Kong Tung Wah Group of Hospitals, and parent leadership legislative training. I want to take this opportunity share with you all the progress of our 2014 Activity Center Campaign.  We are excited that because of you and all the community supports, we have raised a total of $150,535 - reaching our 2014 goal of $150,000.  On behalf of our Board of Directors,  I want to take this chance to express our deepest appreciation for not only the many community organizations that have contributed and donated to our Activity Center project, but also to the many volunteers who have contributed their time and know-how to helping us this year's fund raising efforts for our Activity Center, such as the Kiwanis Club of Monterey Park, the California Institute of Cultural Performing Arts (CICPA), and the Alhambra Lions Club and many other community supporters.

Upon the notice to move out of our Alhambra church facility in November 2014, though we were able to gain the support of Asian Youth Center for CPAD to use their facility, we are more in need to have our Activity Center completed, so we can have our own home.  We urgently need your help to continue our quest to bring in $150,000 in year 2015 and another $150,000 in year 2016 for the completion of our Activity Center building. This is almost an impossible task and we need all your help.  We need your help! Your help can be either financial support, volunteering, and/or if you have linkages to businesses and corporations, you can help connect us to these resources.  Every little bit of contribution and help cumulates and moves us closer to bring a "Home" to our families, special needs children and youth.  Every Helping counts.


Vanda YungPresident

2015 CPAD Chinese New Year Celebration


2015 chinese new year

Let's  Celebrate  Chinese  New  Year

 Sponsored by Mrs. Tak Lee

Location:  Capital Seafood Restaurant
755 West Garvey Ave,
Monterey Park, CA 91754

Time:  March 7, 2015, Saturday
 11:30am - 2:30 pm

Delicious Lunch, Performance, Gifts, Friendship

To register the event, please click: 2015 CPAD Chinese New Year Celebration


2014 CPAD/CPAD-OC Chapter Year End Party Celebration




CPAD / CPAD-OC Chapter Celebrate “ 2014 Year End Party ” 


※《  CPAD Alhambra - Head Quarter 》※

Tzu Chi Academy - Los Angeles 
Chinese Parents Association for the Disabled

Date:  December 13, 2014, Saturday

Time:  11:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Location:  Community Health Education Center (CHEC)
         261 Junipero Sierra, 
      San Gabriel, CA 91776

After Celebration party, followed with CPRC seminar: 
Post-Secondary Options: Services, Support & Employment Options”

※《 CPAD Orange County Chapter 》※

“ Year End Celebration ”

Date:   December 20, 2014

Time:  12:00pm to 3:00 pm

Location: Orange Orange Adult Achievement Center (OCAAC)
225 W. Carl Karcher Way,
Anaheim, CA


2014 CPAD Family Recreation/Education Trip

Chinese American Museum


CPAD Family
Recreation/Education trip to 
Chinese American Museum (CAM) 
& Spanish Town



Date/Time:           November 22, 2014 (Saturday) , at 1 pm.
Gathering Time:   To be advised. (We will be gathering at the train station and taking Metro Gold Line
    to Union Station)
Contact:               Ms. Ye   626-226-9955
Deadline:             November 12, 2014:  Please call Ms Ye before the deadline 11/12, so we can have a
                            Head count.

Come join us in spending half a day at the Chinese American Museum (CAM) and Alvarado Street of Spanish Town. CPAD children will have a firsthand experience to learn how to ride on Metro Gold Line. The trip will start from riding Metro Gold Line in Atlantic Station or Pasadena Sierra Madre Station to downtown Union Station, then walk across the street to CAM. Tour at CAM will start with Chinese American Histry, Chinese American history, Transpacific Ties (art exhibits of CPAD young artists and Hong Kong Tung Wah Rehabilitation Center’s idArt artists).  After the CAM tour, we will walk through the fun-filled colorful Alvarado Street of Spanish Town, next to the CAM building.  Please join us to enjoy this wonderful recreation/education trip!



Parent Leadership Training (II)

----  2nd Prep Training Reminder  ----  

Fiesta Educativa / CPAD
Parent Leadership Training

Legislative Breakfast

Fiesta Educativa and CPAD have been collaborative partners as CPRCs (Community Parent Resource Centers) serving the Hispanic and Chinese communities respectively with funding from OSEP (Office of Special Education Programs) since 2005. In 2013, our collaborative has providing a series of parent leadership trainings to support and empower parents in the understanding and participation in the legislative process.

We are now in the process of organizing a legislative breakfast on 9/24/2014, as an opportunity for a selected group of parents to meet with community leaders in the position of developing, implementing and enforcing special education policy.  In preparation for the Legislative Breakfast, we will be providing the 2nd Preparation Trainings on 9/11/2014, from 9 am to noon. We would like to invite you to participate in this valuable Parent Leadership Training-Legislative Breakfast.  Please note that all participating parents must attend both Preparation Training sessions as well as the Legislative Breakfast session. The training schedules are as follows:

1st Prep Training :         4/14/2014,  9 am – noon     First Christian Church 220 S. 5th Street, Alhambra
2nd Prep Training :        9/11/2014,  9 am – noon     First Christian Church 220 S. 5th Street,  Alhambra
Legislative Breakfast:   9/24/2014,  9 am – noon     California Endowment
2nd  Prep Training :       9/11/2014,  9 am – noon    First Christian Church 220 S. 5th Street, Alhambra
Legislative Breakfast:   9/24/2014,  9 am – noon    California Endowment

CPAD encourage all CPAD members to participate these events!

Parent Leadership Training contact information, please open the following PDF file:  
(Legislative Breakfast-Parent Leadership Training)