CPAD Newsletter (March 2014)

CPAD Community Resource Center (CPRC) -  workshop

Regional Center:  Self Determination

         May 3, 2014, Saturday
             2:00pm - 3:30pm

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

Sepeaker, Mr. Bruce Harrell, Community Program Specialist II from State Council on Development Disabilities/Area Board 10.  He has serviced on statewide and local Self-Determination planning committees, assisting with the first Self-Determination Pilot Project at Eastern Los Angeles Regional Center.  Self-Determination gives people the authority to control the money that is spent on the services they receive. The law established "facilitators" to help the person plan his or her life and stay within their budget.  The law also creates a "Fiscal Management Services (FMS)" that acts as the "bank", holding the funds, paying the people which the person hires, doing background checks, and paying their money, etc.  People who are interested should educate themselves now so they are rady when the time comes.

       Assistive Technology for
    Autism and Other Disabilities
   
              April 15, 2014, Tuesday
                  9:30am - 12:30pm
     
     Hacienda Heights Library
         16010 La Monde St.,
      Hacienda heights 91745

Speaker: Laura Simmons-Martinez, Technology Project Director at Team of Advocates for Special Kids (TASK). This workshop introduces technology specifically related to disorders on the autism spectrum and for those with developmental disabilities, including software with the following focus areas: video modeling, social skills, life skills, vocabulary building, language development, communication, interpreting emotions and more. We will offer many ideas, from low tech interventions to high tech AAC devices.

CPAD Orange County Chapter - Parent Support Workshop

  How Vision Impact Behavior &
       Academic Performance
   
    March 15, 2014, Saturday
   2:00 pm - 4:00pm

 Orange County Adult Achievement Center
     225 W. Carl Karcher Way,
         Anaheim, CA 91801

Vision is vital to how we learn and process information.  When a child has ASD or other developmental disabilities, they, often, also have eye coordination and eye tracking problems that interfere with their ability to maintain eye contact, read and learn. Speaker, Belinda Kuo, O.D. and Derek Tong, O.D. will be discussing the different resources to help our children including how to provide the best visual support at home and other available vision interventions.

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CPAD Corner (March 2014)

CPAD Alhambra Headquarter - Chinese New Year Celebration

CPAD Chinese New Year Celebration Party - On 2/22/2014, CPAD held its eighth consecutive year of organized Chinese New year Celebration Party at Ocean Star Restaurant in Monterey Park. The Honourable Congresswoman, Judy Chu, came to the venue to congratulate us and deliver an address to CPAD parents and special guests. Also, on behalf of the Congresswoman’s Office, she awarded certificates to the people for their enthusiastic support and contribution to CPAD. They are Mr. Ka Chung Fogg, Mr. Nishikawa, who represent NTC Wismettac Foundation - a Japanese Charity Foundation, and Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth and Tak Lee, for their eighth year’s sponsorship of the annual party.  The New Year's Party is not only an opportunity for CPAD’s parents to have a joyous gathering; it is also an opportunity for us to thank all the supporters for their big-hearted backing.  We are very proud and pleased to have them as guests to celebrate this wonderful event with the CPAD families

CNY party

CPAD Orange County Chapter - Special Event

OC Chapter " Parent Gathering" Party - Saturday, 2/15/2014, OC Chapter parents gathered together enjoyed friendship and exchange ideas. During the event, parents demonstrated their best skills; there were coffee master, dessert specialists, as well as Chapter bought a big cake! One volunteer mom even provided “Auspicious Lion Dance”, very Chinese New Year festive atmosphere!

While the volunteers ardently care for all the kids, parents led by Mimi discussed plans for year 2014, such as:  Monthly Parent-Child ‘Zumba’ Fun, annual OC Field Trip, and plans to invite specific workshops' speakers which can benefit parents’ needs, etc.  The remaining hours, parents shared their parenting experiences, their joy, and future prospects. No matter how close relatives and friends are difficult to understand what we feel, but at here, there is no barrier, we can freely speak our minds, for our hearts are interlinked.

parent gathering

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