Thursday, July 01, 2010

The Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center Newsletter - July 1, 2010

THE TOP STORIES OF THE WEEK

The California Assembly Bill 2072 passed the California State Senate muster and will be voted on.

The bill does simply adds three more communication options to whats already being offered to parents of deaf newborns once they failed the hearing screening. This idea was adopted in 3 states without any of the embarrassing noise that came out a small group of California sign language enthusiasts.

Our Modern Deaf Communication facet played a vital role in getting the Senate Health Committee to approve and support AB 2072 and we did it through multiphase education. We taught them what the future deaf society is about, what the future of deaf society can do, and how the California State Senate can help the future of deaf society. We shared with them a lot of pertinent facts and helped dispel the onslaught of the mythmongering that has come out of the opponent's camp.

After 2 weeks of saddling on almost entirely on insanity, we succeeded!

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 820 items. We have fresh donations. We hope to have over 900 items by the end of this season!

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.

Our ebay store is getting a lot of positive reviews! We are worthy of helping people live better lives.

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

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Did you know that some in Washington are considering unfairly targeting Social Security benefits for cuts? For 75 years, Social Security has provided a strong foundation of income older Americans can count on. But right now members of Congress and President Obama's Fiscal Commission are considering cuts to address the federal budget deficit, including cuts to Social Security. Social security didn't cause the budget deficit, so our retirement shouldn't be put at risk to fix it!

We will need your help to fight this and it begins with sparing some of your resources with us.

Keep an eye on http://www.deafadvocacy.org for ways how you can help preserve social security.

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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, counselling, elderly assistance, and temporary housing.

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