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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.

Open Sky for Autism...

OSFA-logoOpen Sky for Autism returns on two separate days, September 20 or 21, 2014! Air Hollywood and WAPADH are excited to partner with Autism Society of Inland Empire and Autism Speaks of Los Angeles 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. For more information or to register for one of the dates, go to:

We look forward to seeing you September 20 or 21, 2014!

Click here to watch ‘Open Sky for Autism’ in action!

New! …Skill Building Series...

CS skill building pg.1 - Oct. 2014~Click here for a ‘Skill Building’ registration flyer~

Blazing Tee’s Golf Tournament...

Blazing tees flyer

Free Communication Workshops Are Back!...

IMG_2034WAPADH offers monthly opportunities for individuals and their families or service providers to come in and brainstorm communication needs.  We can discuss equipment, strategy, communication skills and social skills.  Volunteers will assist you in thinking outside of the box.  You are welcome to come one time, or every month.  We only ask that you MAKE A RESERVATION ahead of time as we limit our list to the number of volunteers that we have each month so that we can meet your needs.

For a reservation contact Cheyanne at 562-946-0467 ext. 106. For a list of future dates, click here.

Each session is one hour with two time blocks available. Workshops are FREE!