CPAD Corner (January 2014)

CPAD Alhambra Headquarter -
NTC Award & CICPA Fundraising

NTC Wismettac Foundation Award - CPAD was awarded $25,000 by NTC Wismettac Foundation for the construction of our CPAD Activity Center.  The foundation's mission is to support the Asian disability communities.  Both Vanda and Stella met with Mr. Toshiyuki Nishikawa, Vice President, on 12/23/2013 and were inspired and touched by the story of the founder of NTC Wismettac Foundation who started the plight to support those in need in Japan and extended to the United States 2 years ago.

NTC Award

CICPA Beijing Opera Fundraising for CPAD - On November 22 & 23, 2013, the California Institute for Chinese Performing Arts (CICPA) organized the "2013 Chinese Cultural Performing Arts Festival" Beijing Opera Show.  Again, this year, the CICPA has donated the proceeds from the performances in support of the CPAD’s Activity Center Capital Campaign. In order to promote Chinese culture and to help our CPAD’s children to have their own Activity Center as soon as possible, President Rosana Hsu, though not feeling well, insisted on attending the function in person. When she saw the marvelous performance and the outpouring of donations, she smiled in joy. Total funds raised in this special event is $11,188. On behalf of CPAD, we hereby express our deepest appreciation and heartfelt thanks!

CPAD Orange County Chapter - Special Event

OC Chapter " Marching To 2014" Celebration Party - On December 21, 2013, CPAD Orange County Chapter seizing the remaining time of 2013, held the "Marching To 2014" Celebration Party.  This year, in addition to all CPAD board members, the new CEO of OCAAC, Mike, and the outgoing CEO, Joyce Hearn, also joined the celebration.  Parents are very grateful for their long term support in providing us with such a nice meeting place!  

marching to 2014


CPAD newsletter (October 2013)

Thank you CPAD donors, volunteers, parents, web viewers! We wish you a Safe and Joyful Holiday!

CPAD Community Parent Resource Center 

      Behavioral Intervention

   Community Health Education Center
                  261 Junipero Serra,
               San Gabriel, CA 91776
Saturday, December 14, 2013, 2pm - 4pm

Dr. Howard Chuddler, Ph.D. Director of Howard Chuddler & Associates, Inc., and Program manager, Henry Wong, M.A. will discuss below information that are associated with Behavioral Intervention: Communication, Social Interactions, Positive/Negative Consequences, Promoting Positive Alternatives, and Impulsivity.

CPAD Orange County Chapter -  

Tax, Tax more about Tax    

Orange County Adult Achievement Center
            225 W. Carl Karcher Way,
               Anaheim, CA 92801
Saturday, November 16, 2013, 2pm - 4pm

Mr. Kenny Yu, CPAD OC parents, will talk about tax related matters on real estate transactions, and the income reporting on benefits due to disability. There will be Q &A at the end of the seminar and one-on-one tax consultation.  Bring your tax questions and your 2012 tax return if you need one-on-one consultation.


CPAD Corner (October 2013)

Dear Friends and CPAD Members, 

Vanda & NanetteCPAD Board of Directors would like to take this opportunity to introduce our newly elected president, Mrs. Vanda Yung.  She is the mother of Nanette (CPAD Rainbow dancer).   Her husband Michael, who also provides CPAD technical support, is the ‘Creative Audio Visual Technology Class” instructor.

In 1982, Vanda received a Master degree in Social Welfare from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). After graduation, she joined the Chinatown Service Center in Los Angeles serving the Chinese immigrant community in various capacities, including 15 years of bilingual and bicultural clinical/counseling experience as well as over 10 years of other managerial experience. She has involved with CPAD families and programs since 2001. She is fluent in English, Mandarin, and Cantonese. Being familiar with Chinese culture, she is particularly resourceful in servicing and training our parents and members with special needs. CPAD welcome Vanda to be our new president.

Please extend your support to Vanda and CPAD as you had supported our late president Rachel.  With your support and Vanda’s new leadership, CPAD is looking forward to building our network resources, expanding member services, and completing CPAD’s new center.   

Thank you,
CPAD Board of Directors

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CPAD Newsletter (August 2013)

CPAD Community Parent Resource Center - DVD Presentation

                  Sensory Issues
       in Learning & Behavior

              August 24, 2013, Saturday,
                     2:30pm - 4:30pm   
      First Christian Church of Alhambra
                 220 South 5th Street,
                 Alhambra, CA 91801

           September 28, 2013, Saturday,
                     2:30am - 4:30pm   
                 Hacienda heights Library
                  16010 La Monde St., 
            Hacienda Heights, CA 91745

Sensory Processing Disorder, or the inability to respond “appropriately” to ordinary sensory experiences, affects as many as 1 in 20 children. In this DVD of a live presentation, Carol Kranowitz offers sensory strategies and activities that are applauded not only in the United States but around the world. 

Carol Discusions: The six types of SPD and how they can affect the daily lives of children; Possible co-existing problems (e.g., visual, auditory, eating, emotional difficulties, and sleeping); Available treatment and therapy options ....

CPAD Orange County Chapter - Parent Support Meeting 

         Emotional Self Care
of Parents with Special Needs Child

          August 17, 2013, Saturday,
                        2 pm - 4 pm
Orange County Adult Achievement Center
          225 W. Carl Karcher Way,
              Anaheim, CA 92801


CPAD Corner (August 2103)

Dear Parents and Friends,

In remembering our dear President Rachel Chen, who passed away on July 3, 2013, CPAD is having a memorial service on August 24, 2013, Saturday, 1 pm, at the First Christian Church in Alhambra. Parents who would like to say a few words on the day, please e-mail Stella at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

rachelRachel was recognized by the State Senator Carol Liu in     2009 as “Woman of the Year”. And, in 2005, she was awarded the “Elizabeth Guinn Memorial Award” by the San Gabriel /Pomona Regional Center for her great compassion andsupport topersons with special needs.

Even though she has gone to be with the Lord, her spirit, commitment and her passion for the disabled and especially for the minority communities will stay with us forever.  We will always remember her smile, her dedication and eagerness in serving families with special need individuals as well as her colleagues.

Vanda Yung,
Activing President

“In memory of Rachel, her family has chosen to partner with CPAD in establishing “The Rachel Chen Memorial Fund for CPAD Activity Center”.   As of today, thanks to many who love and remember Rachel, the total donation into this Memorial Fund is $14,228.”

To view quotes shared by parents, colleagues and friends, please click the following PDF file:  Remembering Rachel