CPAD Information (June 2012)

Post Secondary Transition- Higher Education-

College Information and Experience

Time:  July 23, 2012, Monday 10:00 am - 12:00 noon

Location: First Christian Church of Alhambra
220 S. 5th Street; Alhambra, CA 91801

CPAD President, Rachel Chen, will share Post Secondary Transition- Higher Education-College information and Experience:

1. Why student with disability go to college?
2. Who can go to college?
3. How to prepare them to go to college?
4. When we should start to prepare them to go to college?
5. How to help student choose a college?
6. What kind of support and resource available?


To view all Information articles, please open the following PDF file:  CPAD Information (June 2012)


CPAD Information (May 2012)


The Journey to Adult:  What Parents Need to Know

A curriculum created by the National family Advocacy Support and Training (FAST) Project


Every family has its own values and culture.  The values and cultural context are provided by each family.  

What do parents hope to learn? The curriculum prepared for parents includes:

  • Preparing youth for the changes of puberty and adolescence
  • Identifying skills needed for adulthood:  What youth need to know, when 
  • Identifying ideas and tools to assist with the process


Please open the PDF file for detailed curriculum:  Journey to Adult: what parents need to know - Sexuality

To view all resource information, please open the follow PDF file:  CPAD Information (May 2012)

CPAD Information (March 2012)


CPAD/CPRC Parent Support Group Educational Training


Date:   April 23, 2012,  Monday

Time:  10am – 12 noon

Location:   First Christian Church of Alhambra
 220 S. 5th Street, Alhambra, CA 91801


Topic:  Compile complain, Alternative Dispute Resolution and Dual Processing Hearing

Presenter: Craig Liu, Esq. from Law Offices of Liu & Naime


Mr. Liu handles all special education related matters, education issues, dependency law matters, all family law matters and represents minors in family law proceedings.

To view all Information, please open up the following PDF file:  CPAD Information (March 2012) Parent Meeting


CPAD Information (January 2012)




Cordially invites you to attend

  “ Looking Forward to the Big Picture ”  

Date:   March 31,  2012, Monday

Location:     Almansor Court    (626-570-4600)
                700 S. Almansor St., 
               Alhambra, CA 91801


An informational conference of:  Education, Community Integration, Employment, Adult Services and Benefits.  See conference flyer:  CPAD Conference

Due to limited seating, please register as soon as possible (Registration Deadline:  2/24/2012).  To register, please call CPAD hotline (626)-307-3837 or e-mail:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  

To view all Information, please open the following PDF file:  CPAD Information (January 2012)

CPAD Information (November 2011)

Pathways to Postsecondary Education

There are several ways that people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities are accessing college. The two documents below outline the range of pathways to postsecondary education being utilized by students with intellectual/developmental disabilities, please see website:

The following checklist can help you get started:

  1. Have a copy of your career goals
  2. Obtain or download college catalogs of schools you are interested in
  3. Be sure the documentation of your disability is up-to-date, including a current psychological assessment that is less than 3 years old
  4. Be ready to explain how you learn best to anyone who asksKnow what accommodations work best for you
  5. Know your rights and responsibilities while at college
  6. Visit colleges before making a final choiceMeet with staff from the Disability Service Office before you start classes, to (1) review your documentation and (2) discuss what academic supports are available for students
  7. Arrange transportation before classes begin and practice the route at least once
  8. Attend an orientation seminar to get familiar with the campus
  9. Fill out financial aid forms before school starts

To view all Information, please open the following PDF file:  CPAD 11-11 Information