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 


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.