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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.

It’s Tee Time Again...

GolfClubNo-Name Golf Tournament!

WAPADH is once again calling on all golfers, friends of golfers and anyone who has ever seen a golf ball, to participate in the 18th Annual No-Name Golf Tournament, benefiting kids of all ages with disabilities.  The tournament will be held this year at Coyote Hills Golf Club in Fullerton on Thursday, May 28, 2015.  The $150 cost includes green fees, dinner and one ‘Helicopter Drop Ball’. Please click below for more information or a registration form!

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Autism Acceptance Walk & Health Fair...

Join Autism Society Greater Long Beach/San Gabriel Valley/Orange County in celebrating April – Autism Awareness/Acceptance month by attending our AUTISM ACCEPTANCE WALK & HEALTH FAIR.
The walk will begin at 10:30am at Whittier High School, with open ceremony provided by the Boy Scouts. We will walk to Palm Park and back to Whittier High School.
At Whittier High School there will be:
* A Health Fair – featuring several resource tables * Kids Zone- with a Sensory Area, Arts & Craft booths, and other activities * Food booths … There is no cost to attend.

Location: Whittier High School, Whittier, CA
Time: 10:00 – 2:00
Date: Saturday, April 11, 2015

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A Morning with Sue Rubin: Building Blocks for a Me...

Sue Rubin2 7 2002Join Sue, together with key people in her life, as she talks about many of the things that had to be addressed in order for her to become the successful person she is today

Wednesday, April 15, 2015  8:00 am – 12:30 pm
The California Endowment, Los Angeles, CA

Co-sponsored by WAPADH, Autism Society of Greater Long Beach and Autism Society of Los Angeles

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Art Source Reception...

group exhibit

Coming Next Summer...

Save the Date 2015