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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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CPAD Newsletter (October 2016)

CPAD LA Headquarter:

The Big 2016 Election

Our history making 2016 election is happening right in front of our eyes, and some of our CPAD young people are gearing up to be part of this upcoming November election.

In May, our self-advocacy group, Chinese SAGE (Chinese Self-Advocacy Group Empowered), received a mini grant on voting trainings through the Autistic Self Advocacy Network's PADSA Grant (Pacific Alliance on Disability Self Advocacy).

Since May, our CPAD young adults have been receiving series of hands-on voting trainings through collaboration with Disability Rights of California on voting rights & registration, availability of various accommodations for special needs voters, the 2016 election and California propositions. (More...)

CPAD Orange County Chapter:

“Promoting Health - A Traditional Chinese Medicine Perspective”

November 19, 2016, Saturday
2 pm to 4 pm

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

Speaker : Dr. Kan Yang Wu
 吳侃陽中醫師

Dr. Wu will tell us how to promote and maintain our physical and mental health from traditional Chinese medicine perspective (More...)

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CPAD Corner (October 2016)

 

CPAD LA Headquarter:

Golfing on a Saturday Afternoon

On Saturday, October 1, 2016, many CPAD friends joined together to enjoy a free golfing lesson.  The teacher of this lesson was Amy Huang, a Taiwanese professional golfer.  She taught the students that the word “professional” means to play for a living, which meant that golfing is actually her real job. She is indeed a highly skilled professional golfer!  

The CPAD friends went on to golf for an entire hour.  The best part about this event was that everyone received a prize after they finished golfing. Each person won a special gift for a very special accomplishment (More...)

CPAD 2016 Golfing Lesson

 

CPAD Orange County Chapter:

8/20/16 CPAD Orange County Chapter meeting – Advocates Raymond Kwong and Yi-Jen Lee of Disability Rights California gave us a talk in “What Can Disability Right California Do for Us?” They gave us brochures in Chinese that states the mission: advocate, educate, investigate and litigate to advance and protect the rights of Californians with disabilities (More ...)


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