CPAD Corner (September 2014)
08 September 2014
CPAD Alhambra Headquarter:
“Trans Pacific Ties-“Bridging Hong Kong and Los Angeles Through Arts” - On August 9, 2014, CPAD, Chinese American Museum (CAM) and Hong Kong's Tung Wah Group of Hospitals (東華三院/TWGH) has successfully launched the exciting and pioneering Trans Pacific Ties Art Exhibit with its opening ceremony event at CAM. Transpacific Ties emphasizes the talents of two groups of artists separated by the Pacific Ocean but united in their shared passion for art. The ex-hibition, a highlight of the museum’s anniversary celebration, showcases the many ways in which the community cares for and empowers those with disabilities. 5 artists from TWGH’s Rehabili-tation’s idArt program along with their families and TWGH Board Chairman, Mr. Ivan Sze (施榮恆), and staff traveled more than 7,000 miles to share their art work, stories, and aspirations with CPAD artists, their families and the Los Angeles community.
After the opening ceremony, on August 10th, 2014, Trans Pacific artists, families, staff and friends celebrated together at a gala celebration dinner event hosted by CPAD through dancing and singing. The event truly demonstrated what this project is all about--showcasing the talents of the special needs community, bridging Hong Kong and Los Angeles disability communities not only through art, but also through caring and love, despite the challenges. CPAD wants to thank CAM staff, Dr. Gay Yuen (阮桂銘), CAM’s Board President, in being the catalyst and enabler in linking the Trans Pacific communities, and in making this Art Exhibit a success.
CPAD Orange County Chapter: Workshop
7/19/2014 CPAD Orange County Chapter – Mr. Larry Landauer, Executive Director of RCOC came to give us a talk on “Self Determination – Senate Bill 468”. The bill would require the State Department of Developmental Services, contingent upon approval of federal funding, to establish and implement a state Self-Determination Program that would be available in every regional center catchment area to provide participants and their families, within an individual budget, increased flexibility and choice, and greater control over decisions, resources, and needed and desired services and supports to implement their IPP, in accordance with prescribed requirements. The statewide program would be phased in over 3 years, serving up to 2500 regional center consumers during the phase-in (pilot) period, and thereafter, available on a voluntary basis to all eligible regional center consumers.......