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 


CPAD Newsletter (June 2013)

GFCBWSCC Community Support -  “2013 Celebration with Family with Special Needs”

    July 13, 2013, Saturday, 11:00am - 2pm   

 Community Health Education center (CHEC )
                   220 South 5th Street,
                   Alhambra, CA 91801

Event is sponsored by: Global Federation of California Business Woman (Southern California Chapter). Co-Sponsor: CPAD/Taiwan Academy Los Angeles. Purpose of the event is to support CPAD to raise funds to build CPAD “Activity Center”  (Please see GFCBWSCC Event Flyer).  

GFCBW Event Coordinator  Karen Chen - 
CPAD Event Coordinator:      Linda Lai

Right after "2013 Celebration with Family with Special Needs Kids" party, there will be a short presentation about "Self-Advocacy."  Parents who are interested on the subject, please stay or come around 2 pm.


           Presented by:  Dr. Barbara Wheeler

CPAD Orange County Chapter - Parent Support Meeting 

        Emotional Self Care
   of Parents with Special Child”

  August 17, 2013, Saturday, 2 pm - 4 pm

 Orange County Adult Achievement Center
          225 W. Carl Karcher Way,
             Anaheim, CA 92801

Speaker, Dr. Yih-Jia Chang graduated with her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  She has extensive expence in marriage counseling, parenting isuesdepression and anxiety.



CPAD Corner (June 2013)

CPAD Community Parent Resource Center - Region 6 Annual Meeting

Region 6 Parent Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) Annual Meeting - meeting was held at Los Angeles Crowne Plaza Hotel, California, from May 7 to May 9, and hosted by Matrix Parent Network and Resource Center, in collaboration with local Community Parent Resource Centers (CPRCs): Fiesta Educativa and Chinese Parents Association for the Disabled (CPAD), and Parent Training and Information Center (PTI):  Team of Advocates for Special Kids (TASK). CPAD Acting President, Vanda Yung presented an elaborate slide show about CPAD, which include CPAD Saturday programs, community outreach, and performance for charity events, etc. The presentation purports to demonstrate CPAD’s services and involvements in the community, and also its accomplishments throughout the years.

The meeting was rich in content.  It covered the latest reforms in education, PTAC regulations and experiences, effective ways to improve mutual parents support, and a variety of high tech methodologies and consultation websites to assist people with disabilities. It will benefit parents tremendously in the future.

CPAD Orange County Chapter - Parent Support Meeting

CPAD OC Chapter Parent Support Meeting - On 4/20/2013, Saturday, “Estate Planning” workshop speaker, Attoney Jennifer F. Yang had family emergency, she was unable to come to give presentation to parents. OC parent, Angela Shen voluntarily took over the meeting, and shared her personal experience to parents of her family living trust set up. Angela prepared a PowerPoint presentation, explained the profound estate planning, Living Trust, trust terminology, Special Needs Trust, Advance Health Care Directive, how to choose the ideal trustee, planning steps and operation details in simple terms; she also provided 4 samples of living trusts for parents to wrok at home.


CPAD Newsletter (May 2013)

CPAD Community Parent Resource Center – CPRC Workshops

  The Movie:  Curses into Blessings
  May 18, 2013, Saturday, 2:00pm - 4:30pm
      First Christian Church of Alhambra
                   220 South 5th Street,
                   Alhambra, CA 91801

    Saturday, June 15, 2013, 1:30pm -4:30pm 
               Hacienda Heights Library
                  16010 La Monde St.,
             Hacienda Heights, CA 91801

This movie combines two titles: The 1st title is a testimony about the wonderful happenings on an autistic boy, Louis Wong; and the 2nd one continues to witness God's blessings on Louis Wong and his family, and also the extension of the blessings to many similar families - through Yolanda's training works and her founding of Louis Program Training Course & Centre. (Cantonese with Traditional Chinese / English, 98 minutes). Producer / Distributor: Goodnews Communication International

CPAD Orange County Chapter - Parent Support Meeting

         May Celebration  Party

  May 18, 2013, Saturday, 2 pm - 4 pm

Orange County Adult Achievement Center
             225 W. Carl Karcher Way,
                 Anaheim, CA 92801

Welcome to all CPAD members!  Come join with fellow CPAD members for a fun-filled, and relaxing afternoon to celebrate our mothers and fathers.


CPAD Corner (May 2013)

CPAD Alhambra Headquarter:

k chanWelcome CPAD new member! - We welcome a new member to the CPAD family, Ms. Karen Chen (photo). she is actively and wholeheartedly involved in many public welfare events; an honorary advisor of the Taiwan Overseas Compatriot Affairs Commission, and also a nominee of the Global Federation of Chinese Business Women. Ms. Chen is very impressed by our efforts to help and serve people with disabilities in the minority group that she has accepted our invitation to become CPAD’s PR person and honorary advisor. 

CPAD welcome new Board of Directors! On January 12, 2013, CPAD had add three new board members to the board:  Mrs. Vanda Yung (CPAD grant writer), Mrs. Linda Lai (CPAD Accountant), and Ms. Mei Wang (Sit-in Board Member, CPAD Parent Trainer). All of the new members' spouses are active behind the scene contributors to CPAD: Michael Yung (Creative Audio-Video Technology Class Instructor); Mark Lai (Building Committee); and Xiaogang Wang (Photographer, Poster Orignator, and Media Liaison).

CPAD Orange County Chapter - Parent Support Meeting

On 3/16/2013, at OC ChapterMs. Jacqueline Miller of Disability Rights California gave OC parents a talk in SB946.  SB 946, effective July 1, 2012, generally requires health care service plan contracts and health insurance policies to provide coverage for behavioral health treatment for individuals with autism or other pervasive developmental disorders (PDD). Ms. Miller gave us information sheets regarding this bill and explained in detail how it affects families with children diagnosed with autism or PDD.