Harvest Moon Dinner in South Pas

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Professional Child Development Associates (PCDA) celebrated three individuals at its 8th Annual Harvest Moon Dinner & Art Auction last Saturday night at the home of Mario and Therese Molina in South Pasadena.

Proceeds from the event will support services PCDA provides for children, teens and young adults with autism and other developmental disabilities and their families.

The  PCDA Community Service award was presented to John Plumb. John has dedicated many years of philanthropic service to a variety of organizations in the community, including serving on the board of PCDA. This award is given in recognition of his compassion, care, and generosity.

The PCDA Greenspan Humanitarian award was presented to Dr. Mona Delahooke, a clinical psychologist, who specializes in DIRFloortime and early childhood development. In addition to clinical work, Mona is well respected for providing training and consultation across the United States, and for her original and very helpful blog that provides insight and guidance about children with special needs.

William Rene Stephens, a client and member of PCDA’s Teen Club, received the PCDA Achievement Award. William was diagnosed with autism at age three, an experience that his father, Ken Stephens, calls “heart-wrenching.” “Through the help and guidance of PCDA, we are seeing our child blossom in ways we could have only hoped for.”

For more information about the Harvest Moon event and PCDA, contact Robert Bain at (626) 793-7350 x 281 or email robertb@pcdateam.org.

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