CPAD Corner (May 2007)

4/18/2007 ARCA Grassroots Day – CPAD consumers Rachel McGrath, Bryce Hosokawa, Joshua Chen, and Vincent Chow got together on this day and visited the State Capital in Sacramento, on behalf of San Gabriel/Pomona Regional Center and Eastern Los Angeles Regional Center. This is an annual event for all 21 Regional Centers in California to help some of their consumers to talk to their state legislators. All four consumers from CPAD had an opportunity to speak with and share their own stories with their state senators and assembly members. These consumers also wanted to educate their legislators about their special needs and not to vote for certain bills and budget proposals that can negatively impact the consumers.

Overall, the meeting with different legislators was very encouraging and everyone participated had a very exhilarating experience.

Interestingly, the consumers were also being invited by Assembly Members Kevin De Leon & Anthony Portantino to visit their offices in Los Angeles.

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CPAD Newsletter (May 2007)

L.A. Care “Building Connection” - June Health Presentation

“Epilepsy” & “Oral Health”

6/9/2007 Saturday 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm - “Epilepsy” - Presenter: Maria McGrath, RN, Maria is Rachel’s mom, and CPAD member. In addition to her professional job, she also has a lot of experience in supporting Rachel’s continues seizure needs. She will explain and discuss the following with us:
- Definition of Epilepsy
- How to get help
- How to maintain quality of life after a diagnosis of Epilepsy
- Impact on family
- Our family experience with Epilepsy
- Discussion and questions
6/23/2007 Saturday 2:00 pm to 4 pm – “Oral Health” – Presenter: Virginia Santos from USC School of Dentistry Special Patient Clinic. 2 years ago Ms. Santos came and met with our parents; she did a wonderful presentation on Oral Health and promised she would come back for another presentation. This time she specially comes to discuss and present to us:
Tooth Brush Instruction & Nutritional Consulting

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CPAD Newsletter (April 2007)

Healthcare Presentation “Building Connection”
Hearing Problem in Disability Children and Youth
Time: April 28, 2007, Saturday, 2:00 pm to 4:00pm
Location: First Christian Church, 220 S. 5th Street; Alhambra, CA 91801

CPAD will hold a special healthcare training on 4/28/2007. Guest speaker is Harlan P. Carroll, MA, CCC-A, Audiologist, Head and Neck Surgery Department of Southern California Kaiser Permanente Medical Group. Mr. Carroll will talk and explain the following to our parents:
1) Hearing and Hearing Loss.
2) Hearing Test Procedures.
3) Special Procedures for Hearing Test for Autism and Down Syndrome.
4) How Hearing Affect Speech.

Parents please take this great opportunity come to learn this important healthcare information so we can understand the needs of our children and youth.

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CPAD Corner (April 2007)

CPAD 5/5/2007 – annual “Very Special Indoor Spring Party” – the invitation flyer was sent off in our March Newsletter. For those have not call for reservation, please do immediately. The deadline for reservation is 4/20/2007. CPAD hotline: (626) 307-3837

This time, we are so excited that Mr. David Charles Keeton from Heifer International will specially come to join us to celebrate; he will bring his display house with animals to meet our children. Parents, don’t miss this great opportunity, call CPAD right away.

Nominated by Rachel McGrath, Stella Chow, CPAD member, was recognized by the Board of San Gabriel/Pomona Regional Center (SG/PRC)’s Community Recognition Program for her contribution to the developmentally disabled community for year 2006.

Rachel McGrath, CPAD consumer and Stella in the 3/28/2007 San Gabriel/Pomona Regional Center’s “Community Recognition Program” Certificate Recognition.

Shortly after receiving the Certification of Recognition, the Board of SG/PRC announced that Stella has been selected to be the recipient of the 2007 Annual Elizabeth Quinn Memorial Award. This award is to honor one individual who has made a significant contribution to our community. The award will be presented at the SG/PRC Board of Directors’ Annual Meeting on 4/25/2007 at 7:15 pm. Congratulations! Stella.

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CPAD Newsletter (March 2007)

Community Parent Resource Center, CPRC Parent Resource Training
“IEP Education Pathway – Infant to Adult”
– to help parents to be their children’s best advocate
Time: March 27, 2007, Tuesday, 8:30 am – 1:30 pm
Location: ELARC 1000 S. Fremont Ave., Alhambra — Boardroom

Dear Parents:Time flies, spring is here! Many of our parents will be busy scheduling activities for the coming Spring break, while some of them will work hard on their children’s up coming IEP meetings too. CPAD understands how important the IEP process means to our parents; therefore, we, together with ELARC, OCR, TASK, and ELAFRC, will conduct a very educating workshop, namely “IEP Education Pathway – Infant to Adult”, to help parents to be their children’s best advocate. The workshop will provide parents with valuable information in areas such as early start transition, educational rights, and a discussion of the IEP process. The workshop will conclude with strategies for adult transition. For registration, please call CPAD hotline (626) 307-3837。

Besides the March’s IEP workshop, we also invite Ms. Suzanne Galindo, TASK’s advocate and also a parent to come to our April 24’s Parent Support Group meeting for more individualized support. Please reserve your time for this great opportunity.
(Funding provided by the U.S. Department of Education)

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