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.


CPAD Newsletter (March 2013)

CPAD Community Parent Resource Center – CPRC Workshops

Sexuality and the Developmentally Disabled

              Time: March 16, 2013 Saturday
                        2:00pm -  4:00pm

      Place:First Christian Church of Alhambra
           220 S 5th St., Alhambra, CA 91801

Speaker:  Dr. Howard Chudler, Ph.D. is a licensed Marriage Family Therapist, and the director of Howard Chudler & Associates, Inc., which provides services to individuals with special need of various behavior challenges. Henry Wong, MA, is a Program Manager at Howard Chudler & Associates, Inc.
                 Health Care Law Updates
For Persons with Developmental Disabilities

     Time:  Monday, March 18, 2013, 10am - 12pm  
           Location:  Hacienda Heights Library
                     16010 La Monde St., 
                 Hacienda Heights, CA 91745

     Time:  Monday, April 22, 2013, 
10am -12pm 
    Location:  First Christian Church of Alhambra
     220 South 5th Street, Alhambra, CA 91801

Speakers:  Jackie Dai, Office of Clients' Rights Advocacy for consumers  Eastern Los Angeles Regional Center; Aimee Delgado, Office of Clients' Rights Advocacy for consumers San Gabriel Pomona Regional Center.

CPAD Orange County Chapter - Resource Workshop

   SB 946 - Regarding Insurance for ABA

Time:  March 16, 2013, Saturday, 2 pm - 4 pm
  Place:  OCAAC - 225 W. Carl Karcher Way,
                Anaheim, CA 92801

Speaker:  Jacqueline Miller, Attorney, Disability Rights California



CPAD Corner (March 2013)

CPAD Alhambra Headquarter - Activity:  

CPAD Chinese New Year Celebration - CPAD celebrated the 2013 Lunar Chinese New Year at Ocean Star Restaurant in Monterey Park.  Once again, long time supporter of CPAD, the Honorable Congresswoman Judy Chu arrived to give a brief speech of congratulations and wish everyone luck in the new year. She also presented distinguished contribution awards to architect Tim Cho, who is in charge of the overall design of the coming CPAD Activity Center. He is also ardently involved in helping CPAD to communicate with various departments in the City of El Monte to keep the project going.  CPAD parent Mr. Xiaogang Wang received the award for his active role in connecting media, creating posters, and promoting CPAD’s activities throughout the years. Mrs. Tak Lee was also awarded for her generous 7th consecutive year’s contribution to this event.

2013 recognition awardees   

CPAD Orange County Chapter - Parent Support Meeting

“Tax, Tax, More about Tax” Workshop - on 1/19/2013, Parent Mr. Kenny Yu, CPA gave us a talk in Tax updates in 2012/2013.  There are many changes in taxes. For instance, in 2013, the top income tax rate for individual taxpayers with income exceeding $400,000 ($450,000 for married taxpayers) is 39.6%. The top rate for capital gains and dividends will rise to 20% (up from 15%) for these high-income taxpayers in 2013.  Beginning in 2013, an individual must pay 3.8% additional Medicare tax (ObamaCare tax) on net investment income if he/she meets the above mentioned income threshold amount ......