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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.

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OSFA-logoOpen Sky for Autism Gives Families the Opportunity to Fly

By Christina Ledesma

Many individuals with autism have dreams and goals of traveling and seeing the world. However, flying in a confined place with a large group of people can be difficult for an individual who is not comfortable in groups, sitting for long periods at a time, who has a sensitivity to sound or is not familiar with the airline process. With the new program, Open Sky for Autism, families now have an opportunity to prepare for their trips ahead of time and experience a real life scenario of what it is like to fly on a plane. (Click to Read More…)

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time: 10:00 am – 2:30 pm

For more information or to make a reservation, contact

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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!