Tuesday, May 11, 2010

The Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center Newsletter - May 8th, 2010

The Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center Newsletter - May 8th, 2010

THE TOP STORIES OF THE WEEK

We have some exciting things going on this week. We hope you will all agree.

First up is the Macy's Community Shopping Day at South Coast Plaza on Saturday May 15th. It is not to late to buy your tickets to this event. Call, text, or email bethko@gmail.com 714-414-7982 (v) for more info and to order or help sell.

This Friday is the "Happy Hour Gathering" in Celebration of the opening of Sue & Bill Gross Hall: a CIRM Institute. For those of you who don't know that's a New Stem Cell Research Facility right here in Orange County. The Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center has two board members on the Patient Advisory Committee representing deafness, blindness, and autism.

Richard Roehm has a birthday this Wednesday. Check out his Birthday wish on Causes http://apps.facebook.com/causes/birthdays/340319?bws=sl

There is a lot more great news that you can use in this issue so keep reading!

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

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DO YOUR SHOPPING AT OUR WEBSTORE.

We have lots of new items and our webstore count stands at over 800 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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FACE TO FACE TIMES

[Editors Note: Here is a free service available to moms that are pregnant or have a child under 1 year of age. This service is for anyone able to send and receive text messages and is completely accessible to deaf moms and moms to be.]

text4baby

Text BABY to 511411

Envia BEBE al 511411 para EspaƱol

Get FREE messages each week on your cell phone to help you through your pregnancy and your baby's first year. Text4baby is an educational program of the National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition.

http://www.text4baby.org

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, and uses the card.

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THE FINGER BOWS

One in 20 Kids - Unilateral Hearing Loss
Thursday May 6, 2010

Washington University in St. Louis has done a study that found 1 in 20 kids have unilateral hearing loss in one ear by the time they start school. Not only that, this hearing loss impacts their language development! Sometimes this hearing loss is not detected, and even when it is detected, all too often these kids are treated as if they don't have hearing loss. The result is that they may not get the audiological and language support they need. The actual study will be published in the journal Pediatrics in June.

http://deafness.about.com/b/2010/05/06/one-in-20-kids-unilateral-hearing-loss.htm

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

Challenges for Deaf in Kenya
Tuesday May 11, 2010

How hard are things for deaf and hard of hearing people in Kenya? Try this: The Standard reports that Kenya has just seven judicial interpreters to cover the entire country. This slows justice for deaf people in Kenya and even results in arrests of innocent deaf people. Plus, there are not enough schools for the deaf. Finally, sign language is not yet recognized as an official language in Kenya. Kenya's deaf community appears to be where the American deaf community was in the 1960s or early 1970s.

http://deafness.about.com/b/2010/05/11/challenges-for-deaf-in-kenya.htm

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

Babysitter Almost Kills 6 Year Old DeafBlind Child
Tuesday April 13, 2010

In the U.K., a babysitter almost killed a six year old deaf and blind little girl by leaving her outside all night. In cold temperatures, and the child was poorly clad. The babysitter had been drinking, and when she forgot her keys for her house, she left the child outside and went to her sister's house to sleep. The little girl would have frozen to death if not for being discovered by a bus driver the next morning.

http://deafness.about.com/b/2010/04/13/babysitter-almost-kills-6-year-old-deafblind-child.htm

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


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DO YOU HAVE TINNITUS? ARE YOUR EARS RINGING ALOUD BY ITSELF? DO YOU WANT THAT TO STOP?

Tinnitus affects people with or without hearing loss.

Tinnitus is the ringing sensation that occurs in the ears. Severe tinnitus can be painful and disable a person. Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center has two people serving in a patient advocacy council. Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center wants to help people retain their productivity by helping them manage tinnitus.

We are introducing a nutraceutical cocktail of Ginkgo Biloba, Zinc, and Garlic to manage tinnitus (ringing) in the ears. New studies show that a combination of these three working together helps manage tinnitus. We have the research that suggest the cocktail helps manage tinnitus.

This cocktail doesn't create the flush reaction you get from using high dosage of Niacin taken to manage tinnitus.

Tinnitus management kit contains Ginkgo Biloba, Zinc, Garlic, pill minders box, carrying case, and 2 sets of ear plugs.

Kit is assembled by people with disabilities.

If you care about your ears, please shop through our paypal link below now

Tinnitus 2 month management kit $79.99 - Free Shipping On All Orders! https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=8502596

Refills each month $29.99 (Link will be mailed to you with your order)

The funds generated from this offering will be returned to the community in the form of assisted housing, education, advocacy, free equipment, outreach, and conference activities.

***These Statements have not been evaluated by the US FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, or prevent any disease. There is no guarantee this will help you manage tinnitus. This may work on some people and this may not work on some people too.

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FROM THE VLOGSPHERE (VIDEO BLOGGING)

Explaining to Grandma

Should a deaf child be forced to wear her cochlear implants...especially one that is 4 1/2 years newer than the first one, where the child claims it makes a weird noise? This looks like a very mean grandma making her put it on. But she is only doing it because the family court judge says the child MUST wear them both ALL day. She can not be deaf unless she is swimming, bathing, or wearing a helmet. The first 7 years of her life she could choose if she wanted to use them. No wonder she is rebellious. The fastest way to make a child hate something is to force them to do it!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCc8MWwUm60

Brought to you by the Eye Fire Vlogs http://eyefirevlogs.com

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Please donate to Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center. We have a lot of work to do on behalf of people with hearing and speech impairments and we have a donation form ready for your use.

Donation form : http://partners.guidestar.org/controller/searchResults.gs?action_donateReport=1&partner=networkforgood&ein=33-0806007

Thank you very much for the time you've taken to read this newsletter and clicking on the donation link above.

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