Saturday, January 08, 2011

Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center Newsletter - January 8, 2011

Greetings Friends!

One of the challenges, respectability between deaf leaders, is being put to the
test at this point. Take the case of Jay Brown for example whereas she is
having extreme difficulty rounding up support from the deaf leadership in her
fight for her job as a sign language teacher. Jay is considered a deaf leader.
Most of the people rallying around her are not even deaf. Its sad that the deaf
community has become badly balkanized and we can credit a popular deaf website
owner who has been using his particular website to break up the deaf community.
The irony is that this particular website owner has a wife who works for the
National Association of the Deaf. That's how bad it is. Thats where the deaf
society stands on respectability and one of our challenges for this year is to
bring back the respectability and unity of the deaf society.

Richard Roehm, Chairman
On behalf of Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center

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Our ebay store http://stores.ebay.com/OCDAC-Adaptive-Equipment-and-More

Funds raised would go to supporting a variety of advocacy, training, education,
outreach, and residency programs offered by the Orange County Deaf Advocacy
Center.

This link will give you a head start on Valentine's Day shopping
http://stores.ebay.com/OCDAC-Adaptive-Equipment-and-More/_i.html?_nkw=I+love+you\
&submit=Search&_sid=12597986
as theres many non verbal ways to say "I Love You"

Your support is always needed. Please visit the store and see our new items.

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STUDY LINKING VACCINE TO AUTISM WAS FRAUD, JOURNAL REPORTS

The first study to link a childhood vaccine to autism was based on doctored
information about the children involved, according to a new report on the widely
discredited research.

Read more at
http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2011/01/05/health/AP-EU-MED-Autism-Fraud.html?_r\
=2&hpw


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OVER 1 MILLION CHILDREN MADE DEAF BY ANTIBIOTIC MISUSE

Medical experts have again warned the public about the risks of improper drug
use by pointing out that more than a million children on the mainland have been
made deaf by misuse of the antibiotic streptomycin.

Read more at
http://health.asiaone.com/Health/News/Story/A1Story20110105-256430.html

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Help us raise some funds with our tupperware fundraiser.

Our tupperware fundraiser http://shortlinks.deafadvocacy.org/tupperware

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CONVERTIBLES CAN MAKE YOU DEAF

A study from the St Louis University School of Medicine├ó€™s department of
otolaryngology and the Ear Institute of Texas is warning that convertible
drivers should keep the top down at speeds of more than 55mph.

Read more at
http://www.tgdaily.com/general-sciences-features/53385-convertibles-can-make-you\
-deaf


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ABUSIVE PRIEST SUITS FORCE ARCHDIOCESE TO FILE FOR BANKRUPTCY

The Catholic Archdiocese of Milwaukee is filing for bankruptcy protection, it
announced Tuesday, citing the cost of lawsuits filed against priests by victims
of sexual abuse.

Read more at
http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2011/01/04/abusive-priest-suits-force-archdiocese-\
to-file-for-bankruptcy/?hpt=T2


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Donate to Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center

Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center is a transparent organization serving the
needs of people with disabilities and our transparency is visible at
http://rct.doj.ca.gov/MyLicenseVerification/Details.aspx?agency_id=1&license_id=\
1003712&
and we are current with our State of California reporting requirements.

Give us a hand. Go to
https://www.justgive.org/nonprofits/donate.jsp?ein=33-0806007

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DEAF TEACHER AND HER STUDENTS ARE STILL FIGHTING FOR HER JOB

No one knows the differences between deaf culture and hearing culture better
than Jaye Brown.

Read more at
http://education.change.org/blog/view/deaf_teacher_and_her_students_are_still_fi\
ghting_for_her_job


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Paypal is one super online payment system we all come to know for now. However a
new company called Paybox is rising up using the same babysteps as paypal. They
need at least 3 million members before they can open up to the public and your
help is needed. We will get $10.00 for each new paybox signup. New signups
will be given $25.00 in startup funds. Now isn't that a win win situation for
you and our organization?

Paybox http://www.paybox.me/r/ocdac

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BLIND, LAME AND DEAF TRIO CLIMB MT. KILIMANJARO

For 27-year-old Florence Ndagire, and her friends Robert Nkwangu and Patrick
Kasirye, climbing the highest mountain on the African continent was more than
just fun.

Read more at
http://www.monitor.co.ug/LifeStyle/Reviews/-/691232/1082562/-/bmr316/-/

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For over 37 years, Labels for Education├é® has supported organizations across the
country by providing more than $110 million in free educational merchandise.
This year, the Labels for Education program is getting even better with a new
look and focus on the Arts, Athletics and Academic enrichment programs that can
spark children's successes. Labels for Education is also adding new partnerships
and resources. With your help, the Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center can make
this year the best ever! To meet our goals, we need to collect 1,000,000 points.

Campbells Labels For Education Program http://www.deafadvocacy.org/campbells

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WOW GAMER KICKED FROM GUILD AFTER BECOMING DEAF AND UNABLE TO USE VENT

In a turn of events that can only makes you lose faith in humanity or at the
very least the humanity of World of Warcraft players, a gamer has been kicked
from his guild of 4 years after an accident left him permanently deaf and unable
to use Ventrilo.

Read more at
http://wegotthiscovered.com/2010/12/31/wow-gamer-kicked-from-guild-after-becomin\
g-deaf-and-unable-to-use-vent/


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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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