CPAD Newsletter (January 2017)


CPAD LA Headquarter:

Community Presentation Meeting on the ABLE ACT Program

Do you know that California has signed a new program, California Achieving a Better Life Experience (CalABLE), allowing people with disabilities who acquired their disability before the age of 26 to save up to $100K while on benefits? This means that people who receive SSI or other types of Social Security benefits will soon be able to save more than the current $2,000 limit when they open an ABLE account. Before California’s ABLE accounts become available, the CalABLE Act Board needs to hear from you! Let’s shape what our California ABLE accounts look like together. Come participate in our Stakeholders Meeting to learn more and share your input... (More..)

CPAD Orange County Chapter:

“ Tax, Tax, More about Tax”

Time: January 21, 2017, Saturday, 2 pm to 4 pm

Location: OCAAC
225 W. Carl Karcher Way,
Anaheim, CA 92801

Speaker 講者:  Kenny Yu, CPA

Parent CPA Kenny Yu will talk about tax issues, and answer tax-related questions... (More..)



CPAD Corner (January 2017)


CPAD LA Headquarter:

Chinese SAGE - A Year in Review

2016 has been a memorable year for Chinese SAGE. The whole purpose of Chinese SAGE is to empower its members to practice self-advocacy. Even though Chinese SAGE has only existed for a relatively short amount of time, it has grown tremendously thanks to the hard work and dedication of everyone involved. Chinese SAGE members had the privilege to take part in this historic election that will continue to impact the United States of America. This was made possible through the PADSA Mini-grant awarded on voting training early this year. Alex Phuong was selected to work as the Mini-grant Project Coordinator on behalf of Chinese SAGE.

In the past half a year before the election, Chinese SAGE members had series of trainings from DRC staff and Dr. Barbara Wheeler, learning about issues such as the importance of voting, the voting process, and exercising their rights to speak their minds while learning to respect the opinions of others... (More..)

CPAD Orange County Chapter:

On 11/19/2016, OC Chapter held a parent education meeting, "Promoting Health - A Traditional Chinese Medicine Perspective" . Speaker, Dr. Kan Yang, He emphazized the importance of having a healthy life style by following the rhythm of nature - day and night, and the seasonal change...(More..)


CPAD Newsletter (October 2016)

CPAD LA Headquarter:

The Big 2016 Election

Our history making 2016 election is happening right in front of our eyes, and some of our CPAD young people are gearing up to be part of this upcoming November election.

In May, our self-advocacy group, Chinese SAGE (Chinese Self-Advocacy Group Empowered), received a mini grant on voting trainings through the Autistic Self Advocacy Network's PADSA Grant (Pacific Alliance on Disability Self Advocacy).

Since May, our CPAD young adults have been receiving series of hands-on voting trainings through collaboration with Disability Rights of California on voting rights & registration, availability of various accommodations for special needs voters, the 2016 election and California propositions. (More...)

CPAD Orange County Chapter:

“Promoting Health - A Traditional Chinese Medicine Perspective”

November 19, 2016, Saturday
2 pm to 4 pm

Location:    OCAAC
225 W. Carl Karcher Way,
Anaheim, CA 92801

Speaker : Dr. Kan Yang Wu

Dr. Wu will tell us how to promote and maintain our physical and mental health from traditional Chinese medicine perspective (More...)

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CPAD Corner (October 2016)


CPAD LA Headquarter:

Golfing on a Saturday Afternoon

On Saturday, October 1, 2016, many CPAD friends joined together to enjoy a free golfing lesson.  The teacher of this lesson was Amy Huang, a Taiwanese professional golfer.  She taught the students that the word “professional” means to play for a living, which meant that golfing is actually her real job. She is indeed a highly skilled professional golfer!  

The CPAD friends went on to golf for an entire hour.  The best part about this event was that everyone received a prize after they finished golfing. Each person won a special gift for a very special accomplishment (More...)

CPAD 2016 Golfing Lesson


CPAD Orange County Chapter:

8/20/16 CPAD Orange County Chapter meeting – Advocates Raymond Kwong and Yi-Jen Lee of Disability Rights California gave us a talk in “What Can Disability Right California Do for Us?” They gave us brochures in Chinese that states the mission: advocate, educate, investigate and litigate to advance and protect the rights of Californians with disabilities (More ...)


CPAD Newsletter (August 2016)

Community Parent Resource Center, CPRC – Workshop

               Understanding Regional Center
                               for Families    

       Time:   Session 1 - September 17, 2016
                   Session 2 - September 15, 2016
                   Session 3 - November 19, 2016
                All Sessions: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

       Location:      Asian Youth Center
                            100 Clary Avenue, 
                         San Gabriel, CA 91776

Presentations in English with Mandarin and Cantonese Interpretation. (Detail)

CPAD Orange County Chapter - Workshop

             Disability Rights CA

        Time:   August 20, 2016 
               Saturday, 1 PM - 3 PM
        Location:   OCAAC
           225 W. Carl Karcher Way, 
                Anaheim, CA 92801

Speakers: Raymond Kwong & Yi-Jen Lee, Advocates of Disability Rights California, will come to talk to us regarding what their organization can do for people with special needs and their families. (Detail)