New Advances for People with Disabilities (NAPD) is a local non-profit that provides critical services to the most vulnerable of Kern County's citizens.  Having existed for more than 35 years, NAPD provides a safe and nurturing environment for over 500 children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities every day. We offer programs, advocacy and skills that empower our clients to live more productive, rewarding and independent lives.

NAPD is making a difference daily.

NAPD is a tremendous asset in Kern County providing assistance to children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. For over 35 years, the volunteers and staff at NAPD have positively impacted countless lives by supporting independent living. Thank you for what you have done in the past and thank you in advance for what will be accomplished in the future.
— State Senator Jean Fuller