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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


dancersRegister Now! West Coast Communication Symposium

July 23-25, 2015

Radisson Hotel Whittier

Whittier, CA

Click here for more information/registration brochure!

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

Another fun-filled, successful golf day!...

GolfClubOur annual No-Name golf tournament, held recently in Fullerton, CA, was a HUGE success! We raised over $13,000 for communication devices and adaptive sports adventures for people with disabilities…thank you to everyone who participated! Hope to see you at next year’s tournament!

Check out pictures from the event on our Facebook page! (click here to follow link)


Fly with us on October 3!...

OSFA-logoTitle: Open Sky for Autism
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Link out: Click here
Description: Open Sky for Autism will be taking flight on October 3, 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 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

In the Spotlight...

Staff Spotlight - June 2015