SACRAMENTO – Yesterday, Assemblymember Ed Chau (D-Monterey Park) recognized the Chinese Parents Association for the Disabled (CPAD) as the 2019 Non-Profit of the Year for the 49th Assembly District.
“I am honoring CPAD today for its dedication to helping individuals with special needs and their families,” said Assemblymember Chau. “CPAD is exemplary in providing culturally and linguistically relevant services to the families and caretakers of individuals with special needs, so they can lead more independent and fulfilling lives.”
Since 1990, CPAD has offered services to special needs individuals, parents, and caretakers. Programs include on-on-one parent support and workshops, recreational activities such as music therapy and independent living training, as well as annual field trips.
CPAD has grown and expanded to work with over 250 families. By coordinating with local facilities in the community, they are able to provide information about various disabilities, suggest referrals to appropriate community resources, and offer interpreter and translation assistance.
It serves individuals residing in the Greater Los Angles and Orange County area, including Monterey Park, which is located in the 49thAssembly District.
The California Association of Nonprofits (CalNonprofits) hosted California Nonprofits Day, at the State Capitol, in honor of nonprofits across the State. (By Ed Chau Office)