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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.

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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Profectum 3rd International Conference...

Profectum conference

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Art Source Reception...

group exhibit

Open Sky for Autism Flies Again...

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Open Sky for Autism will be taking flight on March 7, 2015.  Air Hollywood and WAPADH 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.  WAPADH, 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 March 7, 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!

We look forward to seeing you on March 7, 2015!


Talat Captan
Air Hollywood, Founder and CEO

Coming Next Summer...

Save the Date 2015