CPAD Newsletter (July 2014)

CPAD Community Resource Center (CPRC) - Parent Support Workshop

         Village Pot-Luck Meeting        

         August 23, 2014, Saturday
               12:00 noon - 1:45pm

           First Christian Church of Alhambra
                       220 South 5th Street,  
                       Alhambra, CA 91801

Bringing up special needs children is very difficult for their family.  If “it takes a village to bring up a child” for the regular kids, then this is even more so for the special needs children and their family. In this Villagers’ Luncheon meeting, every parent will have the opportunity to ask questions and sharing on how to work with the Regional Center resources creatively faced with the future issue of “Self-Determination”.  Please bring one of your favorite dish to share.  

After the Villagers' Luncheon, we will have an IEP workshop (from 2pm to 4pm) which  will be presented by Brigitte Ammons, a strong child advocate and particularly focus on parent training in the area of special education, a senior advocate with Disability Rights California (DRC) over 20 years.  “Developing an Effective IEP” Workshop is for parents having 3-18 year old kidsMs. Ammons will take us through the three parts of an IEP meeting: before, during, and after meeting. You will learn strategies for a successful meeting, well written goals, how to ensure implementation of the iEP, and what you can do when problem occurred in the implementation?

CPAD Orange County Chapter - Workshop

   Regional Center of Orange County

                   July 19, 2014, Saturday,
                        2:00pm to 4:00pm
Location:  Orange County Adult Acttvity Center
                   225 W. Carl Karcher Way,
                       Anaheim, CA 92801
   Speaker:      Mr. Larry Landauer
                  Executive Director of RCOC

Come and meet Mr. Landauer, the Executive Director of Orange County Regional Center.  Ask questions that you have always wanted to ask about RCOC services!


CPAD Corner (July 2014)

CPAD Alhambra Headquarter:

CPAD Cantonese Song/Opera Fundraising Love II - On June 14, 2014, CPAD host a second Cantonese Opera fundraising event for raising funds to build its Activity Center. Honorable Congresswoman Judy Chu, Assemblyman Ed Chou, and Monterey Park Mayor Anthony Wong presented at the event to show support. They commended all the participants, local cantonese opera fanciers and the artists who came all the way from oversea to support this event. At evening, CPAD hosted a fundraising dinner party at local restaurant. The guests were entertained by ”CPAD's Youth Choir”. Total of funds raised is $88,388.

This year's Activity Center building funds has been raised nearly $90,000. Event Coordinator, Tak Lau and CPAD members sincerely thank all those who contribute to this event. For their loving support, our dream of building Activity Center took a step forward. CPAD is a non-profit organization with goals to help kids and adults with special needs to maximize their potential, so they can live meaningful life.

Fundraising dinner party 2014

CPAD Orange County Chapter: Parent Support Meeting

On May 11, 2014 “Emergency Preparedness” workshop - Speaker Dr. R.J. Feng showed us the crucial items for survival, such as fire starter, water storage, food storage, first aid bag.  He pointed out that a person can survive 3 minutes without oxygen, 3 hours in extreme temperature conditions, 3 days without water, and 3 weeks without food.  To fight for survival, concentrate on surviving each hour, that will bring you to the next hour!  Dr. Feng encourages parents to prepare a bug-out bag, a portable kit that contains the items one would require to survive for 72 hours, when evacuating from a disaster.