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CPAD Corner (April 2017)

CPAD LA Headquarter

Regional Center POS Public Meeting - CPAD parents came together on 3/25/2017 to attend both East LA Regional Center (ELARC), and San Gabriel Pomona Regional Center (SGPRC)’s Purchase of Service (POS) public meetings in the Asian Youth Center. we want to thank Dr. Wheeler and Ms. Fran Goldfarb for providing training before the public meeting to CPAD parents in better understanding of the 2016 POS data and disparity issues.  Ms. Gloria Wong and Ms. Carol Tomblin, Executive Director and Director of Information & Compliance of ELARC and SGPRC respectively, presented each Regional Center’s 2016 POS data and their newly funded State program in addressing disparity in the minority communities. Both Directors brought along each of their RCs’ new multicultural outreach staff to introduce to the community. Parents from both RCs shared their personal testimonies on service issues. (More ....)

CPAD Orange County Chapter

On 3/24/2017, Ms. Mimi Chou, the Coordinator of the Orange County Chapter of CPAD (Chinese Parents Association for the Disabled) was recognized for her outstanding dedication to her child and family, as well as others with developmental disabilities through support, compassion and advocacy in RCOC’s Annual Spotlight Awards Gala and Dinner. Other awardees were honored for their contributions as community partner, direct support professional, service provider, employer, healthcare professional, RCOC achievement, lifetime achievement and self-advocate.  (More....)

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CPAD Newsletter (March 2017)

CPAD LA Headquarter:

2017 Purchase of Service Training

Time: Saturday, March 11, 2017, 10 am - 2 pm

Place: Asian Youth Center
100 Clary Ave,
San Gabriel, CA 91776

Speaker: Dr. Barbara Wheeler, Fran Goldfarb

Come and find out Disparity Data in Regional Center POS (Purchase of Services), and How to work with RCs in Accessing Services. Do you know that many Regional Center’s Purchase of Services to minority communities are much lower than the mainstream disability community? The United States and California State government are now well aware of this disparity and given the directive to address this. Beginning 2017, Regional Centers (RCs) have added multicultural specialists and special projects to help minority communities in accessing services. RCs have now scheduled public Townhall meetings to obtain inputs from families and consumers (see attached flyer for details). (More...)

CPAD Orange County Chapter:

“ POS Disparity Issue ”

Time: March 18, 2017, Saturday, 2 pm to 4 pm

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

Speaker:  Scarlett K. vonThenen, SCDD

Kathleen McFarlin, RCOC

Ms. vonThenen of SCDD and Ms. Ms. McFarlin of RCOC will discuss the POS disparity issues that are reviewed in a public meeting at RCOC on March 15th. (More...)


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CPAD Corner (March 2017)

CPAD LA Headquarter:

The beginning of the Year of the Rooster for CPAD was signified with the new addition of 4 new parent board members--Jackie Kuang, Jean Lin, Jenny Chiu and Leck Lee.  These 4 new young parent members, being bilingual in Cantonese/ Mandarin /English, join the CPAD Board in January 2017 with valuable skills, talents and experiences from working with other parents as well as in bringing up their own special needs loved ones. We welcome them and look forward to working with them in serving our CPAD families.

On 2/18/2017, CPAD head office hosted a Chinese New Year's Party at Capital Seafood restaurant in Monterey Park. There was a huge turnout! Both US Congresswoman Judy Chu and  State  Assemblyman  Ed  Chau were there to support the event and to give out awards to a few very special people, for their exceptional contribution to CPAD – Mrs. Tak Lee, Mr. Kenny Lee, Ms. Marie Peng, and Dr. Barbara Wheeler. CPAD also ran a successful fundraiser with raffle drawings and plant auctions. Everyone became a winner when the Fortune God delivered red packets of money or chocolates to each table. Congratulations for another success!  Our special thanks to all who participated, your generous donations, including the nice raffle prizes, and especially to those who volunteered for the event.

CPAD Orange County Chapter:

On 1/21/2017, Mr. Kenny Yu, CPA, parent of OC Chapter, gave parent information loaded talk in Tax.  Among them are: IHSS income is not subject to federal and California income taxes.  For both 2016 and 2017, maximum traditional IRA or Roth IRA contribution can be up to $5,500 annually ($6,500 if age 50 or older). Also, The IRS allows you to deduct qualified medical expenses that exceed 10% of your adjusted gross income for the year. All the above are for general information purpose.  Consult a tax professional for individual situation. (More...)

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CPAD Newsletter (January 2017)

 

CPAD LA Headquarter:

Community Presentation Meeting on the ABLE ACT Program

Do you know that California has signed a new program, California Achieving a Better Life Experience (CalABLE), allowing people with disabilities who acquired their disability before the age of 26 to save up to $100K while on benefits? This means that people who receive SSI or other types of Social Security benefits will soon be able to save more than the current $2,000 limit when they open an ABLE account. Before California’s ABLE accounts become available, the CalABLE Act Board needs to hear from you! Let’s shape what our California ABLE accounts look like together. Come participate in our Stakeholders Meeting to learn more and share your input... (More..)

CPAD Orange County Chapter:

“ Tax, Tax, More about Tax”

Time: January 21, 2017, Saturday, 2 pm to 4 pm

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

Speaker 講者:  Kenny Yu, CPA

Parent CPA Kenny Yu will talk about tax issues, and answer tax-related questions... (More..)

 

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CPAD Corner (January 2017)

 

CPAD LA Headquarter:

Chinese SAGE - A Year in Review

2016 has been a memorable year for Chinese SAGE. The whole purpose of Chinese SAGE is to empower its members to practice self-advocacy. Even though Chinese SAGE has only existed for a relatively short amount of time, it has grown tremendously thanks to the hard work and dedication of everyone involved. Chinese SAGE members had the privilege to take part in this historic election that will continue to impact the United States of America. This was made possible through the PADSA Mini-grant awarded on voting training early this year. Alex Phuong was selected to work as the Mini-grant Project Coordinator on behalf of Chinese SAGE.

In the past half a year before the election, Chinese SAGE members had series of trainings from DRC staff and Dr. Barbara Wheeler, learning about issues such as the importance of voting, the voting process, and exercising their rights to speak their minds while learning to respect the opinions of others... (More..)

CPAD Orange County Chapter:

On 11/19/2016, OC Chapter held a parent education meeting, "Promoting Health - A Traditional Chinese Medicine Perspective" . Speaker, Dr. Kan Yang, He emphazized the importance of having a healthy life style by following the rhythm of nature - day and night, and the seasonal change...(More..)

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