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CPAD Newsletter (June 2007)

Parent Support Meeting
“Priced Out” & “Key Community Housing”
Guest Speaker: Michael Wright, Key Community Housing
Time: June 26, 2007 (4th Tuesday) 10 am to 12 noon
Location: First Christian Church of Alhambra
220 S. 5th Street; Alhambra, CA 91801

Mr. Michael Wright has been a Housing and Education Consultant for over 30 years. Currently he is working with Key Community Housing and Eastern Los Angeles Regional Center (ELARC) on developing the Housing Corporation and developments plans for the Regional Center Consumers.

On June 26, 2007 (4th Tuesday CPAD Parent Support Group Meeting) Mr. Wright is specially come to meet with our parents. He will discuss The Housing Crisis for People with Disabilities, and speak about the status of Key Community Housing. Mr. Wright will also conduct a section for answering questions regarding available and affordable housing opportunities.

Parents please take this great opportunity come to learn this important housing information so we can understand the available services before we make any planning for our children. (**Refreshment is available **)

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CPAD Corner (June 2007)

Dear Parents,

6/23/2007 Saturday will be the last class of CPAD spring session. On that day at 3:00 pm right after the Art class, Suzan Chang our dance instruction will specially come and celebrate with the volunteers from Alhambra High School for thanking them to support our program in the last 10 months.

CPAD’s Saturday class will be closed for July and August for the summer break. However, Dr. Jang, our Tai-Chi instructor is very kind and willing to contribute his valuable time to give CPAD parents 2 hand-on presentations: “Learning Chess”; and “Tai-Chi”. So parents can support their children at home. Presentation dates will be announced in our next newsletter.
Wishing you all has a great summer!!! — Li Lee, Class Coordinator

To view all the information in this issue, please open the following PDF file: CPAD Corner (June 2007)

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.

To view all the information in this issue, please open the following PDF file: CPAD Corner (May 2007)

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

To view all the information in this issue, please open the following PDF file: CPAD Newsletter (May 2007)

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.

To view all the information in this issue, please open the following PDF file: CPAD Newsletter (April 2007)

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