CPAD Corner (November 2019)

CPAD - LA Headquarter

September 26, 2019, CPAD’s 30th Anniversary Fundraising GALA  -- Wonderful event”, “Enjoyable”, “Festive”, “Amazing & Fun” are some of the comments from the guests. Board members, board advisors, parent volunteers and their families worked tirelessly planning, organizing, publicizing and working throughout the event. The Gala was a success, helping CPAD to raise net $75,000—one big step not only in funding toward our Activity Center goal, but also a great encouragement to CPAD’s board and parent volunteer members. (More...)

2019 CPAD 30th Anniversary Fund Raising Gala

CPAD OC Chapter

10/19/2019 CPAD Orange County Charter held its first ever group birthday party. Families and friends gathered to celebrate the birthdays of those amazing children whose birthdays are in the last quarter.  We had a great party, everyone loved the music, the dance, the balloons, the cake, and the special guest -- Elmo. (More...)

2019 CPAD OC Chapter November Birthday Party



CPAD Newsletter (September 2019)

CPAD Community Resource Center (CPRC)

  TASK Assistive Technology

Assistive Technology for Autism and Other Disbilities

           Time: Saturday, October 19, 2019, 
                        9:30 am - 12:30pm
             Location: Asian Youth Center
                         100 Clary Avenue,
                     San Gabriel, CA 91776

Speaker: Laura Simmons-Martinez,  Technology Project Director at Team of Advocates for Special Kids (TASK). Workshop Description -- This workshop introduces technology specifically related to disorders on the autism spectrum and for those with developmental disabilities... (More...)

CPAD Orange County Chapter

                Able Account

        Time: Saturday, September 21, 2019, 
                             2pm - 4pm
             Location:   OCAAC
                   225 W. Carl Karcher Way,,
                      Anaheim, CA 92801

Speaker: Ms. vonThenen of SCDD will discuss the ABLE account and how it can help our children with disabilities.


CPAD Corner (September 2019)

CPAD - LA Headquarter

CPAD Happy Summer Fun -- The time flies in the midst of the hustling summer chedule. I wish we all had a happy summer holiday. Even though we did not have the regular Saturday program, we had a lot more varieties of activities: water skiing in Big Bear Lake, the annual outing trip, karaoke singing to honor parents, not to mention the dragon boat practice and race in Long Beach during the months of June and July, where hysterical excitement was always visible at the finish line! (More ...)

2019 Summer Camp - Basket Ball Class

CPAD Orange County Chapter - Parent Meeting

On 7/20/2019, Attorney Laura Meier of The Meier Law Firm gave us a talk on “Living Trust and Special Needs Trust”.  Ms. Meier discussed in detail: how to name a guardian for a child with disabilities; how to avoid a long and expensive court process known as probate; how to pass money to a child with a disability in a way that would not disqualify him from receiving government benefits; what a special needs trust is and whether it’s necessary; what a conservatorship is and what are the alternatives; how to ensure your vision for your child’s future is honored; and how to leave behind far more than just money.  After the presentation, she consulted several families individually on trust issues.  Ms. Meier can be reached at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . (More ...)


CPAD Newsletter (July 2019)

CPAD Community Resource Center (CPRC)

               Special Needs Trust

                Time: July 13, 2019
         Saturday, 10:00am - 12:00am
            Place: Asain Youth Center
                       100 Clary Ave, 
                 San Gabriel,CA 90012

Speaker, Anthony Chee, ChFC CLTC MS, Financial Services Professional of New York Life Insurance Company. Workshop will cover: Overview of the two-step approach to Special Needs Planning, Special Needs Planning Checklist, Issues and Considerations, Implemetation Preparation Tool - Letter of Intent, and Q&A or individual 15 minutes consultation.... (More...)

CPAD Orange County Chapter

       Community Legal Act SoCal

             Time: August 17, 2019
              Saturday, 2pm - 4pm
                  Place: OCAAC
              Anaheim, CA 92801
           225 W. Carl Karcher Way,

Attorney Joan Chang will introduce us to “Community Legal Aid SoCal” and tell us how the organization can help our families.. (More...)


CPAD Corner (July 2019)

Good job and thanks to all CPAD volunteers and families—this award is for all of your hard works and dedications!  

Since 2016, California legislators are invited to choose a Nonprofit of the Year in their district and come together to celebrate at the California Nonprofits Day Luncheon. This year, California Nonprofits Day 2019, CPAD was honored for being chosen by Assemblyman Ed Chau to receive a Nonprofit of the Year Award for his 49th Assembly District for the 4th Annual California Nonprofits Day... (More....)

CPAD 2019 Nonprofit of the Year

CPAD Orange County Chapter

The Orange County Chapter of CPAD held its annual picnic on May 18, 2019, at Irvine Regional Park. About 30 families participated, the youngest child is 3 and ½, the oldest 56.  It’s not easy to organize an activity for participants with such age disparity. We were blessed with wonderful weather, warm but not hot.  The children enjoyed riding surreys around the park; had great fun riding ponies, and having train rides... (More...)