CPAD Newsletter (November 2014)

CPAD Community Resource Center (CPRC):  Workshop

     Post-Secondary Options:  Services,
          Support & Employment Options

         Date: December 13, 2014, Saturday
                        1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

   Place: Community Health Education Center
                     261 Junipero Serra Drive,
                      San Gabriel, CA 91776

The Arc is the largest national community-based organization advocating for and serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. Mr. Kevin MacDonald, CEO of the Arc Los Angeles & Orange County, will be speaking on options for people with developmental disabilities after High School and Employment Options. He will also take some time to explore how to navigate the Regional Center system as adults. Seminar will be held after Year End Party. (detailed information)

CPAD Orange County Chapter:  Workshop

       Living Trust, Special Needs Trust

         Date:   November 15, 2014, Saturday
                            2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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

Attorney Mr. Craig Liu will talk about the ins and outs of Living Trust and Special Needs Trusts. This topic is crucial for all families with special needs.  Let’s all come together to learn about this subject. (detailed information)

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CPAD Corner (November 2014)

CPAD Alhambra Headquarter:       

2014 CPAD Activity Center Fundraising Campaign - September' 2014 has been a busy but exciting month for CPAD’s Activity Center Campaign, we have received donation from several community organizations which include: California Institute of Chinese Cultural Arts (CICPA), Alhambra Lions Club, Kiwanis Club Charity Golf Tournament "Serving the Children of the World" - Chino Hills, Penske Merceds-Benz Championship Golf Program - West Covina, and the Primo Entertainment Group of Los Angeles. Our many thanks to above supporting organizations, your donation help us to reach our 2014 Activity Center Fundraising Campaign goal. (detailed information)

CPAD Orange County Chapter :  Workshop

October 18, 2014, CPAD Orange County Chapter meeting – CPAD parent, Mr. Jacob Shen, gave us a talk in “Financial Planning Considerations”. He talked about general principle of financial planning – control what one can control and start now! Mr. Shen emphasized that the money that might be needed short term should not be put into the stock market; they can be put in bank saving, bank CD, short term bonds, floating rate bonds, or other higher yield instruments. Retirement saving should be put in Roth IRA if possible. Traditional IRA and 401(k) are options for people with W-2 income. People who have self-employment earnings have more options: Simple IRA, SEP IRA, Individual 401(k), and Pension Plan. Estate planning is another important component of financial planning. The living trust and special needs trust aspect of estate planning will be discussed in our November 15th seminar.

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