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Welcome to WAPADH!

Founded in 1969, the Whittier Area Parents’ Association for the Developmentally Handicapped (WAPADH) is a private, non-profit organization that supports individuals with a variety of lifelong disabilities including Cerebral Palsy, Autism, Down’s syndrome and related medical and/or behavioral disorders. Our history of achievements is the result of strong community and family support and an organizational culture that continually seeks to remove barriers and change the limiting cultural stereotypes long associated with this population. WAPADH currently serves people in the Southeast Los Angeles, San Gabriel Valley and North Orange County areas.

Symposium 2015...


Make Communication Your Priority This Summer!

“My Voice, My Future…”

Supporting Communication


dancersWest Coast Communication Symposium

July 23-25, 2015

Radisson Hotel Whittier

Whittier, CA

If you are registered for the symposium please go the Symposium 2015 page for information and/or handouts

**This course is offered for up to 1.2 ASHA CEU’s (introductory level, Professional area).  To view ASHA disclosure information, click here…

In the ‘REACH’ Spotlight...

Staff spotlight - July 2015

Fly with us on October 3!...

OSFA-logoTitle: Open Sky for Autism
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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Description: Open Sky for Autism will be taking flight on October 3, 2015. Air Hollywood and REACH are excited for our next experience! The program is designed for individuals with Autism, and their families, to help rediscover the confidence, comfort, and enjoyment of air travel.

Open Sky for Autism allows for vital acclimation, repetition, and supervision during a commercial airport and passenger flight simulation. REACH, with the support of volunteers, will be providing expert, hands-on assistance at each of our stations ensuring a safe, educational experience.

We invite you and your family to join us for this special event. To make your reservations for October 3, 2015, please go to You will be directed to our reservation site to make your reservations and payment. There is a (non-refundable) charge of $10 per person. Lunch is provided as well as this amazing experience!

Date: 2015-10-03