Mailing address:

FAADD  5850 Parkmead Ct., San Diego, CA. 92114



Text Box: FAADD
Interim  Officers

Nicanora Montenegro

Lina Cruz

Nancy Francia

Fretcy Bersalona

Gabriela Estepa

Patricia Capacio
Text Box: Board of Directors

Loly Chua
Ramon Dela Cruz
Kathy Francia
Willie Francia
Ted Muraoka


Mary Nieves

Founder & Adviser

Marie Canonizado Dela Cruz

Dear Friends & Supporters:




The Filipino American Association for Developmental Disabilities (FAADD) brings you peace, love and joy through the year.  FAADD is a non-profit tax-exempt organization for the welfare and enhancement of the quality of life of people with developmental disabilities. It provides social, recreational and educational activities to overcome barriers and stereotypes for people with special needs and their families.  For the last ten years, the FAADD sponsors holiday event for persons with special needs with their families to experience the spirit of the year’s seasonal holiday events with freedom to celebrate regardless of their physical, mental, and emotional limitations.


These events are highlighted with the tradition of gift-giving at Christmas, the spook of trick-o-treating at Halloween, the new life of spring of Easter egg hunting during Easter and the fun and joy of outdoor picnic of Summer.  We provide music, food, and activities.


We appeal to your kindness and generosity to make these events possible by doing any or all of the following:

1) Adopt (a) person/s with special needs and gift them their Christmas wish.

2) Make a tax-deductible donation to FAADD for other upcoming events;

       i.e., Disneyland trip, Summer picnic, Workshops, monthly support group meetings, etc.

1) Volunteer your time during events to do any of the following:  Set-up and clean-up, decorate, serve, dance with, entertain, serve the guests with special needs and their families.


You are invited to partake in these events; and more importantly, you are given the privilege to make these events happen with your kid-hearted TAX-DEDUCTIBLE donation.


Please make your check to:  FAADD and mail to:

[ FAADD, 5850 Parkmead Ct., San Diego, CA. 92114 ].


Please feel free to call / email us of your donation, comments, suggestions or just a word of support and encouragement for FAADD.


Thank you and God Bless.



Text Box: Excerpt from “Making A Difference” 
SDRC Case Management News & Tidbits, 

For a number of years, Marie Dela Cruz & other SDRC Service Coordinators have provided support to the Filipino American Association for Developmental Disabilities (FAADD). 
FAADD is a family support group that meets once a month through social, recreational and educational events.  It is a nonprofit tax exempt organization whose mission is to provide information and support to people with developmental disabilities and their families with the purpose to enhance their quality of life.  Through FAADD, the Filipino American community is educated about developmental disabilities and Regional Center’s services through networking with other FILAM community groups.  In addition to monthly support group meetings, annual FAADD activities include a Christmas party with 150-250 participants, a Summer Picnic, & trips to Disneyland.   Training sessions on Respite. SSI, IHSS, Conservatorship, Special Needs Trust, Behavior Issues, Living arrangements, Supported Living, Day Programs, Transition, etc. are provided.
Thank you to all who have extended themselves to meet the unique cultural needs of this group. Great work!