CPAD Information (October 2012)

Special Education Journey 3 by Cathy Liu and Maggie Wang

Date:  November 17, 2012, Saturday, 2 pm to 5 pm

Location:  Trinity church o the Nazarene - 1951 Douth Garfield Avenue, monterey Park, CA


Section I: A Graceful Growth Odyssey- A Single Mother & Her Autistic Daughter

2: 00 PM to 3:30 PM by Cathy Liu; Language: English

Cathy Liu, a single mother who spent her last 17 years to raise her daughter, at age of 3 to her junior year at the Biola University. She learned how to overcome her obstacles, based on her faith in Christ, countless tears and daily prayers. Her workshop & testimonies cover:

1.      Non-stop study is the key for advancement [single mother testimonies]
2.      Accept my daughter’s pleasure; assist her to walk on her to the next milestone
3.      Days mixed with assiduous, hardship and fulfillment
4.      Daughter’s academic development with gradual enhancement
5.      Power of prayer
6.      Final reminder to myself and recommendations to parents with special education children

Section II: How to improve my son’s social integration and communication skills

3: 30 PM to 5:00 PM by Maggie Wang; Language: English

1.       Services helped my son on his misbehaviors and social skills
2.       Procedures to obtain those services from Regional Center
3.       After school programs that assist my son’s social integration / communication
4.       One on one teaching aid, requested through the IEP and effectively of this program
5.       How I assist school academic studies / homework in the evening
6.       Post secondary planning, adulthood planning for quality life

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CPAD Information (September 2012)


CPAD Hacienda Heights Parent Support Group - Two Workshops


Location:   Hacienda Heights Library
     16010 La Monde St., Hacienda Heights, CA 91745

Topic:  Service Center for Independent Living-Orientation

Time: Monday, 10/22/2012, 9:40 am – 10 am

Speaker: Sadith Ching  (English/Chinese) The Services Center for Independent Living offers free services to people with disabilities living in the East San Gabriel and Pomona Valleys.  SCIL advocates for inclusion, access, and self-determination on behalf of persons with disabilities. The Orientation is for people with disabilities and their parents.

Topic:  What Happened?  Understand Your Special-Need Adolescene

Time :  Monday, 10/22/2012, 10 am -12 noon

Speaker:Dr. Eugene Young, Diplomate, America Board of Psychiatry & Neurology subspecialty in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry , American Board of Addiction Medicine, Clinical Faculty at USC, Western University, Loma Linda, UCLA/Pomona Valley Regional Medical Center, Family Medicine Residency Program, Arrowhead Regional Medical Center Psychiatry Residency Program, Impact Behavioral Medicine CEO & Medical Director. 

Please contact: Rose Wang - Hacienda Hieghts Coordinator (626) 202-4773

To view all Information, please open the following PDF file:  CPAD 9-12 Information 


CPAD Information (August 2012)


UCLA Extension Pathway

Generation Next -  The award winning Generation Next program is expanding  beyond Los Angeles! Pathway is looking for students aged 18-22 to participate in this one-year transition program.

Classes start in September.  Apply today!  This program gives students an opportunity to continue their academic carreer development, and independent living instruction while participating in a college program on the UCLA campus.


A US Department of Education Transition Programs for Students with Intellectual Disabilities
grant covers most of the costs associated with the program.
Please contact the Pathway at UCLA Extension office for details.

Pathway at UCLA Extension10995
Le Conte Ave, Room 639
Los Angeles, CA 90024

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


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)