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Nicole Hernandez - PCDA's DI of the Year for 2013JOIN US FOR PCDA's ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE!
Free Event Open to Families, Professionals and Community Members! Take a tour of PCDA's gym, play rooms, feeding rooms and music rooms. Learn about PCDA's many programs and services for children and young adults with developmental challenges. A reception will be provided. For More Information Please Contact Amber at ext. 229


Nicole Hernandez - PCDA's DI of the Year for 2013Congratulations to Nicole Hernandez!
Developmental Interventionist of the Year

Nicole has been a member of the PCDA family for more than 2 years, working within our Building Blocks, SEDI, Social Skills, and Teen Club programs. Nicole has demonstrated such growth in all areas of her role, including being a model for consultation and collaboration within our multidisciplinary team and with Service Coordinators to better support the needs of her clients. Nicole continues to go the extra mile in supporting the families she works with. As a Community Representative, Nicole supports representing PCDA at a wide range of community events including vendor fairs, resource and referral fairs, local conferences, etc. Another aspect of this role is to maintain a community resource board, available to all staff to review and identify resources for the families they work directly with. In addition, Nicole has recently joined our assessment team for Socialization Skills and DIR/Floortime assessments. This has been an exciting moment to honor her commitment to the work she does.

Many Congratulations to Nicole for being voted DI of the Year by her colleagues!!!

Support Mariko's Annual Service Trip to Ghana!

In March, PCDA OT Clinician Mariko Yamazaki will leave on her 6th annual trip to Ghana.  She is co-coordinating a trip of 32 USC students and 10 therapists, to provide OT services at a boarding school called the Mephibosheth School for children with special needs. Mariko will  consult with disability support teams in local villages and give guest lectures at the University of Education, Winneba.  She continues to support emerging disability rights leaders in Ghana who strive to empower their community.

Support Mariko's Annual Service Trip to Ghana!The Mephibosheth School is collecting the following items:

  1. Cash donations - 2 primary needs
    1. The roof for the building they have almost finished for their vocational school
    2. A school bus (they transport the children and their equipment in one small truck and one hatch-back car)
  2. Dry erase markers (for school teachers)
  3. Used shoes (athletic shoes, dress shoes, flip-flops, sandals - any size)
  4. Used pediatric equipment (walkers, crutches, positioning equipment, splint material)
  5. Strap material (Webbing, positioning belts, Velcro, etc.)
  6. Used clothing (children ages 4 years - adult sizes, for hot weather)
  7. School text books
  8. Soccer balls (or other athletic items)

There will be donation boxes by the front entrance of PCDA.    Donations will be collected through 2/28.
small handClick Here for More Information on the Mephibosheth School

PCDA's 4th Annual Golf Classic Tournament & Awards Dinner!
The Angeles National Golf Club in SunlandSAVE THE DATE: Friday, May 9, 2014

Show off your golfing prowess at PCDA's fourth annual Golf Tournament: Get into the Swing of Things!

Enjoy a relaxing day of golf on a Jack Nicklaus designed course at the Angeles National Golf Club in Sunland.  The day of fun includes lunch, contests with prizes, an auction, and a gala awards dinner.

small handTo register and for more event information, go to: pcda.golfregistrations.com

2014 PCDA Golf TournamentTo become a Sponsor for this year's Golf Tournament, please download the attachments below:

Click for the PCDA Golf Sponsorship Letter: 2014-PCDA-Golf_Sponsorship (PDF)
Click for the PCDA Golf Sponsor levels: 2014-PCDA-Golf_Sponsor-Levels (PDF)
Click for the PCDA Golf Sponsor Form: 2014-PCDA-Golf_Sponsor-Form (PDF)
Click for more information about PCDA: 2014-PCDA-Golf-Tournament_About-PCDA (PDF)

2014 PCDA Golf Committee


Angeles National Golf Club

  • John Roney – Chair
  • Philippe Oertle – Vice-Chair
  • Ernie Arnold
  • Bill Cullinane
  • Kevin Heaton
  • Nick Martinez
  • Tom Murray
  • Araz Parseghian
  • Scott Tuck
  • Ernie Vargas
  • Gerald Yee
USC Men's Golf Team to participate in PCDA's Annual Golf Classic

9401 Foothill Blvd.
Sunland, CA 91040

USC Men's Golf Team
to participate at
PCDA’s 4th Annual
Golf Tournament!

PCDA'S 2014 Family Surveys
Now extended through February 28th and available in Spanish!

Take the 2014 PCDA Program SurveyPlease take a moment to complete a short survey.

Tell us how PCDA has helped your family... Share your ideas for new programs and services... Find out how to become more involved with PCDA...

Share your thoughts and make a DIFFERENCE!  We value your input.

It's as easy as 1-2-3!  Choose a convenient way to complete your survey!

  1. small handClick here to take the survey online. The survey takes 3-5 minutes to complete.
  2. Your therapist will have survey cards at your next session.  Be sure to ask for one.  Also available in Spanish!
  3. Survey cards will also be available at PCDA.  Look for them in the lobby area OR ask the receptionist.

Mail your card OR drop off at PCDA in the SURVEY BOX anytime in February.
Last Day for surveys to be submitted will be Friday, Feb. 28th.

La encuesta de PCDA es disponible en español.

Favor pregunte a su terapista o la recepcionista por la encuesta. Devuélvalo a PCDA antes del 28 de febrero (pásalo a su terapista, envíalo por correo en un sello estampado, o déjalo en la Caja de Encuestas en el vestíbulo de PCDA). Su encuesta es confidencial. Gracias por tomar el tiempo para participar en la Encuesta Para Familias de PCDA. Valoramos sus opiniones y sugerencias.

Thank you in advance for taking the time to participate in PCDA's 2014 Family Survey.

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