CPAD Newsletter (January 2015)

CPAD Community Resource Center (CPRC) - Workshop

Apps for Older Students - Middle School,
         High School, and College Age
       Date: Tuesday, January 27, 2015
                  10:00am - 12:30am
            Location: Alhambra Library
                101 south 1st Street,
                Alhambra, CA 91801

Speaker: Laura Simmons-Martinez, Technology Project Director at Team of Advocates for Special Kids (TASK). Workshop will include iDevice apps for students in middle school, high school, and college age.  We will include apps for reading support, writing tools, math tools and support , life skills, social skills, organizational tools.. (More ...)

CPAD Orange County Chapter - Workshop

                Parents Gathering

  Time:  February21, 2015, Saturday
                 2pm - 4pm
            Location: OCAAC
      225 W. Carl Karcher Way,
          Anaheim, CA 92801

Coordinator Mimi Chou will hot this paretns gathering for exchanging ideas, encouraging each other, enjoying ourselves, innvigorating every one of us. (More ...)



CPAD Corner (January 2015)

CPAD Alhambra Headquarter

Gold Line Metro educational field trip - November 22, 2014, fifty (50) CPAD members gathered at Gold Line Metro stations in Pasadena and East Los Angeles for a great ride to the colorful Union station and then a short walk to the Chinese American Museum and Spanish Town. For many this was their first experience riding the metro, buying tickets or using their Access cards and learning how to board and exit the train safely. We were greeted at the Chinese American Museum by the Museum's Director and assistants and made to feel welcome. (More ...)

We are Moving - Starting from March 2015, CPAD will move to a new location, the address is:  Asian Youth Center, 100 Clary Avenue, San Gabriel, CA 91776 (626)-309-0622 (More ...)

CPAD Orange County Chapter: Workshop

November 15, 2014, CPAD Orange County Chapter - Attorney Andrew Greer of Law Offices of Liu & Naime gave us a talk on "Living Trust and Special Need Trust" in detail.  He talked about the importance of trustees and the possible candidates for trustees, such as relatives, sibling, banks, and fiduciaries.  Mr. Greer discussed the differences between first party and third party special need trusts and how they affect government benefits.  He also consulted several families individually on the trust issues and special education law issues.  Mr. Greer can be reached at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


CPAD Newsletter (November 2014)

CPAD Community Resource Center (CPRC):  Workshop

     Post-Secondary Options:  Services,
          Support & Employment Options

         Date: December 13, 2014, Saturday
                        1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

   Place: Community Health Education Center
                     261 Junipero Serra Drive,
                      San Gabriel, CA 91776

The Arc is the largest national community-based organization advocating for and serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. Mr. Kevin MacDonald, CEO of the Arc Los Angeles & Orange County, will be speaking on options for people with developmental disabilities after High School and Employment Options. He will also take some time to explore how to navigate the Regional Center system as adults. Seminar will be held after Year End Party. (detailed information)

CPAD Orange County Chapter:  Workshop

       Living Trust, Special Needs Trust

         Date:   November 15, 2014, Saturday
                            2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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

Attorney Mr. Craig Liu will talk about the ins and outs of Living Trust and Special Needs Trusts. This topic is crucial for all families with special needs.  Let’s all come together to learn about this subject. (detailed information)


CPAD Corner (November 2014)

CPAD Alhambra Headquarter:       

2014 CPAD Activity Center Fundraising Campaign - September' 2014 has been a busy but exciting month for CPAD’s Activity Center Campaign, we have received donation from several community organizations which include: California Institute of Chinese Cultural Arts (CICPA), Alhambra Lions Club, Kiwanis Club Charity Golf Tournament "Serving the Children of the World" - Chino Hills, Penske Merceds-Benz Championship Golf Program - West Covina, and the Primo Entertainment Group of Los Angeles. Our many thanks to above supporting organizations, your donation help us to reach our 2014 Activity Center Fundraising Campaign goal. (detailed information)

CPAD Orange County Chapter :  Workshop

October 18, 2014, CPAD Orange County Chapter meeting – CPAD parent, Mr. Jacob Shen, gave us a talk in “Financial Planning Considerations”. He talked about general principle of financial planning – control what one can control and start now! Mr. Shen emphasized that the money that might be needed short term should not be put into the stock market; they can be put in bank saving, bank CD, short term bonds, floating rate bonds, or other higher yield instruments. Retirement saving should be put in Roth IRA if possible. Traditional IRA and 401(k) are options for people with W-2 income. People who have self-employment earnings have more options: Simple IRA, SEP IRA, Individual 401(k), and Pension Plan. Estate planning is another important component of financial planning. The living trust and special needs trust aspect of estate planning will be discussed in our November 15th seminar.


CPAD Newsletter (September 2014)

CPAD Community Resource Center (CPRC) - Workshops

  Secondary Transition Plan and Services        

                    October 7, 2014, Tuesday
                         9:30am - 11:30am

   Family Resource Center Conference Room
        1000 S. Fremont Ave, Ste. 6050, #35,
                       Alhambra, CA 91801

Speaker: Jackie Dai will be presenting on tran-sition services from special education to adulthood.  Come and get answers to your questions such as:

  “What are transition services?”, 
   “What is an ITP and what should be on there?” 
   “What options are available for me or my
     son/daughter after graduation with a
     certificate of completion or a diploma?”

Mrs. Dai received a Juries Doctorate degree from Pepperdine University. She is part of Disability Rights California's program called the Office of Clients' Rights Advocacy and has served as the Clients' Rights Advocate for consumers of Lanterman Regional Center and Eastern Los Angeles Regional Center.  She is currently the Clients' Rights Advocate for Eastern Los Angeles Regional Center consumers and enjoys working with consumers to help them gain access to justice.  For further information, please call Rose: (626) 315-8146.


CPAD Orange County Chapter - Workshop

              Special Education
        UCLA - “Pathway” Program
    & “Project Search” Job Internship
                   July 20, 2014, Saturday,
                        2:00pm to 4:00pm
Location:              OCAAC
                    225 W. Carl Karcher Way,
                         Anaheim, CA 92801
Speaker:   Vanda Yung, Li Lee, Stella Chow, 
     Josha Chen, Jenny Lee, Nanette Yung
                (Parents and Consumers)

CPAD parents and consumers sharing 2 years' experience at Pathway – UCLA program as well as the Project Search's job training / internship program at the UCLA Medical Center.