Sunday, October 18, 2009

The Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center Newsletter - October 18, 2009

The Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center Newsletter - October 18, 2009

THE TOP STORIES OF THE WEEK

The first ever findings by the US Department Of Justice on statistics on "Crime
Against People with Disabilities, 2007"
show the numbers on crime against people with disabilities
http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/abstract/capd07.htm

The National Council On Disabilities released a report called "The Current State
of Health Care for People with Disabilities" and it's found at
http://www.ncd.gov/newsroom/publications/2009/HealthCare/HealthCare.html

The "Notice Concerning The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) Amendments Act
of 2008" has been released and you can find it at
http://www.eeoc.gov/ada/amendments_notice.html

California's Governor Schwarzenegger signs and vetoes 4 disability related
bills. The two bills that the governor signed into law are AB 287 by Assembly
Member Jim Beall Jr., encouraging integrated employment, and AB 1269 by Assembly
Member Julia Brownley, extending the Medi-Cal Working Disabled Program. He
vetoed AB 217 by Assembly Member Beall, which would have provided for perinatal
screening and intervention. He also vetoed AB 543 by Assembly Member Fiona Ma
concerning child abuse and neglect.

In all, we've been seeing disabled Californians taking heavy hits this year with
major funding cuts to social service organizations serving them.

Brought to you by the Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center
Http://www.deafadvocacy.org

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DO YOUR HOLIDAY SHOPPING AT OUR WEBSTORE TODAY.

We have lots of new items and our webstore count stands at over 530 items!

Lots of products for the deaf, and blind, and other disabilities. Remember your
parents, grand parents, brothers, sisters, family members, co-workers who need
adaptive equipment. Employers can shop here for equipment and accessories for
their hearing impaired workers.

Buy Here, Buy Now, Pay Less with our ADA kits! This includes long term savings
associated with ADA compliance.

Stop by http://stores.ebay.com/OCDAC-Adaptive-Equipment-and-More today to start
your shopping.

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THE GRAPEVINES

Albertsons Community Partner Program
You Must Re-register Your Card Every Year To Continue Giving!

If you are currently part of the Albertsons Community Partner program and use
your card to give 4% of all your purchases to the Mission, you will have to
re-link your card number for us to continue earning funds! Use your Preferred
Savings Card Number and link (or re-link) to "Orange County Deaf Advocacy
Center" at http://www.albertsonscp.com

The Mission's ID # is: 49001002038. You'll need to re-link your card by February
28th 2009 to keep earning 4% of all your purchases for Orange County Deaf
Advocacy Center!

Please pass this notice around to your friends, relatives, co-workers, and
neighbors so they can link their cards as well.

Brought to you by The Orange Deafie Blog
Http://www.deafadvocacy.org/blog/blog.html

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FACE TO FACE TIMES

SEDOL awarded 2-year $86,200 literacy grant
http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/newssun/news/1783350,5_1_WA22_SEDOL_S1-090922\
.article


Hear Indiana hosts a yearly educational conference, where well-renowned
researchers, clinicians, teachers, parents, and deaf and hard of hearing adults
are invited to speak on a topic pertinent to the field of auditory oral/verbal
education. Keynote address "The Changing Landscape of Deafness: The Sky is the
Limit for Children Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing Learning to Listen for Spoken
Language" by Donald M. Goldberg, Ph.D., CCC-SLP/A, FAAA, LSLS Cert. AVT :
http://www.hearindiana.org/hearhere

Brought to you by Modern Deaf Communication
http://www.moderndeafcommunication.org

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MAXED OUT ON YOUR CREDIT CARDS?

Get yourself an OCDAC credit card through a special program at
http://www.cardpartner.com/enduser.aspx?AEID=D0974

We get a $50 donation for each person who completes the signup.

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THE FINGER BOWS

There is a place of worship that's accessible to the deaf community. The
information below is provided to you as a reference and does not indicate any
association with this particular church.

A church, Christ Our Redeemer African Methodist Episcopal, offers a service
every Sunday at 10:30 am through the Holy Hands Deaf Ministry. The entire
service including the words to the Gospel music selections are provided in sign
language.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Christ Our Redeemer
Church at (949) 955-0014. The website is http://www.corchurch.org. The church
is located at 46 Maxwell Street in Irvine, California 92618.

Brought to you by ASL News http://www.aslnews.com

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Take a look and bookmark our new search page!
Http://www.deafadvocacy.org/search.html . It's a good source of information you
can use.

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THE SOUR ORCHIDS

JUSTIN DREZNER'S CNN PITCH BRINGS INTERESTING COMMENTS

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HN5e7t9PHL4

Praised by some for bringing attention to perceptions of deaf people, criticized
by some for his "laggy signing skills". Some called him a hero, others call him
an embarrassment. Justin Drezner has become the new face of the deaf community.

Brought to you by the other Orange Deafie Blog at http://ocdac.wordpress.com/

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COME TO OUR MEETUPS!

The Orange County American Sign Language Meetup Group -
http://asl.meetup.com/37/ - and the Orange County Deaf & Hearing
Impaired Meetup Group http://deaf.meetup.com/38/ meets each 3rd Fridays of the
month.

We are currently pondering a new locations for all of our meetup events because
our competition appears to have hijacked the excitement, prestige, and normalcy
of our cherished monthly gatherings.

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FROM THE BLOGSPHERE

Mishka Zena made a very commendable observation on her blog, "Fiascos at
DeafRead and DVTV" at
http://www.mishkazena.com/2009/10/12/fiascos-at-deafread-and-dvtv/

Brought to you by the Hearing For Life Foundation Http://www.hear-for-life.org

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FROM THE VLOGSPHERE (VIDEO BLOGGING)

A new site is on the way to mitigate the negative impacts of DVTV on deaf
society and it's called ASLVLOGS.TV and the first website connected to it is
this site is at http://www.youtube.com/user/aslvlogstv and is so far has been
very inclusive.

Brought to you by the Hearing For Life Foundation Http://eyefirevlogs.com

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The OCDAC Newsletter is designed to share information of interest to people with
disabilities, their friends, associates, and relatives and promote advocacy in
the disability community. Information circulated herein does not necessarily
express the views of The Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center. The OCDAC
Newsletter is non-partisan. OCDAC Newsletter does not sell advertising space.

The Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center is a community based organization that
puts people with disabilities first in their advocacy for equal opportunities in
safety, health, and productive living.

The Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center provides services for disabled
individuals and their families in our community who need help in navigating the
social services maze. Every day people go without proper food, shelter, and
essential medical care every day due to a variety of factors including low
wages, job loss, injuries, illness, age, domestic violence, or divorce. While
all of us are susceptible to hard times, disabled individuals are at the most
risk. With the generous support of people like you, we are able to help many of
these families and individuals not only to meet essential daily needs, but to
work toward a brighter future with programs in job training, education,
counseling, elderly assistance, and temporary housing.

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