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APIDC: Asians and Pacific Islanders with Disabilities of California

Breaking down barriers
faced by Asians and Pacific Islanders with disabilities

by providing information and education to the community,
training young adults to become advocates, and
connecting families to resources.

Upcoming… 2019 Statewide Disabilities Conference

Video from Daphna Patel, Youth Leadership Institute graduate and conference speaker
Daphna Patel, Youth Leadership Institute graduate, talks about her upcoming presentation at the conference.

Join us for this seventh statewide conference, coinciding with APIDC’s 20th anniversary. This year’s theme, “Transitions,” focuses on major life changes for Asians and Pacific Islanders with disabilities.

Friday – Saturday
March 8 – 9, 2019
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa
1600 S. Disneyland Drive
Anaheim, CA

Panels include information on public benefits, employment laws, assistive technology, and more. Vendor tables will have experts from service providers, wellness activities, and networking opportunities.

Conference Highlights

Finance Panel Discussion – CalABLE Program

The financial planning panel will discuss the newly implemented California Achieving a Better Life Experience (CalABLE) program.  Panelists Angela Park Sheldon, Rebecca Goldfarb, and Mary Rios will discuss benefits and eligibility, including financial planning and estate planning to maintain benefits while working or otherwise saving money.

Ms. Sheldon is Managing Partner, Wealth Advisor, and co-founder of Tortuga Wealth Management. Her focus is on creating holistic financial solutions. Ms. Goldfarb is an estate planning attorney with Goldfarb & Luu, a firm exclusively practicing estate planning and elder law, with attention to sustaining life-long service. Ms. Rios serves as an advocate for Disability Rights California (DRC), in both the Client Assistant Program (CAP) for the Inland Empire and the Protection and Advocacy for Beneficiaries of Social Security.

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