Saturday, February 19, 2011

Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center Newsletter - February 19, 2011

Greetings everyone,

A number of things are happening soon.

We have a bowl-a-thon event coming up on March 26, 2011 and if you're interested in this go to http://www.deafadvocacy.org/bowl-a-thon

One of our volunteers said something nice about our agency see the video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhK4DYKIZlg

Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center partners with Southern California Edison to help deaf / HOH save on electricity bills. Upon qualification, 3 wonderful programs compliment a guaranteed rate reduction helps you use less electricity and brings your Edison bill way down. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LuiGJlf46p8 For more information send email sce@deafadvocacy.org

We have a booth at the upcoming Pet Expo and more information about this is at our facebook page http://www.facebook.com/ocdac and also were starting on the planning for our 4 week long Orange County Fair education booth. You'll find this info on our facebook page too.

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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Cochlear profit grows amid rising demand for hearing aids

Cochlear Ltd., the world’s largest maker of bionic ears, on Tuesday reported a 16% rise in first-half profit as it expanded in emerging markets and people in developed countries with only one implant opted for a second to improve efficacy.

Read more at : http://www.hearingaidknow.com/2011/02/08/cochlear-profit-rise-hearing-aid-demand/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+DeafnessAndHearingAids+%28Deafness+and+hearing+aids%29

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ICSD cancels Winter Deaflympics

The International Committee of Sports for the Deaf (ICSD) has sent out an announcement to member countries that the 17th Winter Deaflympics are canceled.

Read more at : http://www.usdeaflympics.org/articles/article/2011/feb/11/icsd-cancels-winter-deaflympics/

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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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Young robotics students show concept to aid deaf

Young innovators stopped by City Hall on Monday to show officials a new invention to improve communications and a robot programmed for an upcoming competition.

Read more at : http://www.news-journalonline.com/news/local/west-volusia/2011/02/01/youths-build-robot-to-aid-deaf.html

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Conference set for those who have deaf children

A free one-day conference for northern Illinois families of children from infants through age 21 who are deaf or hard of hearing is scheduled for Feb. 26 at the Center for Sight and Hearing in Rockford.

Read more at :http://www.nwherald.com/2011/02/11/conference-set-for-those-who-have-deaf-children/axg6kbs/

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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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VSA program introduces theatre to oral deaf students

For the past 25 years, the non-profit agency VSA Arts of Michigan Grand Rapids has been connecting people with disabilities to the arts and art projects.

Read more at : http://www.wzzm13.com/news/article/153871/48/Program-introduces-theatre-to-deaf-students?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p

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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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Gene detector to prevent child deafness in China

The 21 performers who danced the One Thousand Hands Buddha are admired by the Chinese people because they succeeded in spite of being deaf. Unknown to most who watched, 18 of the dancers became deaf because of inappropriate use of antibiotics.

Read more at : http://news.xinhuanet.com/english2010/health/2011-02/10/c_13725709.htm

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For over 37 years, Labels for Education® 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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National Center on Deafness hosts Miss Deaf CSUN pageant

Silent applause and screams poured out the doors of Plaza del Sol Friday night as judges crowned this year’s Miss Deaf CSUN 2011.

Read more at : http://sundial.csun.edu/2011/02/national-center-on-deafness-hosts-miss-deaf-csun-pageant/

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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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