Saturday, April 30, 2011

Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center Newsletter - April 24, 2011

Greetings everyone,

Our education booth at the Pet Expo last weekend was a complete success. We shared valuable information to people with disabilities. We raised a record breaking about of money through donations. We received a lot of food and items donations to people and their service animals in our residency program.

I had to go through a painful dental procedure this week and I'm glad that I'm done with this and the nagging toothache is gone forever. I looked like crap.
I'm doing well now.

What is next for us is the local community fairs and we will maintain our brandand presence at these events.

We are selling shopping passes for the Macy's Community Shopping Day. You can find more information about this event athttp://www.facebook.com/ocdac#!/event.php?eid=205219526173966 If you know what
this is all about and want to go straight to the purchase page click on http://tinyurl.com/macys2011

We have a Bowling Tournament in August 27, 2011
http://eyefirevlogs.com/eyefire2/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/ocdac-bowl-tournament.pdf

We have a sign language competition on September 10, 2011
http://eyefirevlogs.com/eyefire2/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/sign-language-bee.pdf

We are starting a bowling league that mainstreams deaf bowlers with the rest of the society. It begins on September 18, 2011
http://eyefirevlogs.com/eyefire2/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/ocdac-bowl-league.pdf

Our monthly meetups are coming up very soon. Look down further into this newsletter for more information.

And finally, we are putting together a very resourceful booth to be at the Orange County Fair this summer and I will need your help in keeping our ebay store up and running while the fair is on and the best way you can help me out is through the http://wishes.causes.com/wishes/267070 link.

I just want to sign off on this newsletter with a short tribute to Phillip Doyle who was a friend to many people. Phil as we know him passed away yesterday. He was one of the liberal giants whom I worked with in my mid 20's. I learned plenty from him.

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

===============================================

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.

We're always adding many new items each month.

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

===============================================

Our meetups scheduling will resume starting May 2011. Please join a group for more information.

The Orange County Deaf & Hearing Impaired Meetup Group http://www.meetup.com/deaf-38/

The Orange County American Sign Language Meetup Group http://www.meetup.com/asl-37/

Oral Deaf Orange County http://www.meetup.com/deaf-263/

===============================================

House approves bill to move money from deaf services fund to education fund

The Alabama House of Representatives tonight voted 61-34 for a bill to take $30 million from a fund created to pay for telephone services for the deaf and put the money in the state Education Trust Fund.

Read more at :
http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2011/04/house_approves_bill_to_move_mo.html

===============================================

A New Reason for Why the Deaf May Have Trouble Reading

Deaf people may have no trouble communicating any idea in American Sign Language, or ASL, that can be expressed in English. But studies of ASL signers show that, on average, deaf high school seniors are likely to read at the level of a nine-year-old.

Read more at :
http://www.voanews.com/learningenglish/home/health/A-New-Reason-for-Why-the-Deaf\
-May-Have-Trouble-Reading-119728279.html


===============================================

Help us raise some funds with our tupperware fundraiser.

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

===============================================

American Sign Language bill becomes law

The fight is over for supporters of House Bill 1435, a piece of legislation that will place American Sign Language, or ASL, on the same level as other power languages when it comes to satisfying foreign language requirements.

Read more at :
http://www.loudountimes.com/index.php/news/article/asl_bill_signed_into_law123/

===============================================

Sociology graduates needed for research project

Angela Cannella, a sociology student at Gallaudet, is interested in getting data from alumni who majored or minored in sociology for statistical information to be used in her Senior Capstone project.

Read more at : http://alumni2.gallaudet.edu/enews.asp?ID=16624

===============================================

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

===============================================

Deaf culture as point of pride? It's more a curse

As an 85-year-old World War II veteran with a clinical diagnosis of severe to profound hearing loss — caused, I suspect, by dozens of hours of machine gun fire and hundreds of hours in noisy airplanes — I read professor Harlan Lane's remarks with increasing amazement and annoyance.

Read more at :
http://articles.boston.com/2011-04-17/bostonglobe/29428510_1_deaf-babies-deaf-cu\
lture-american-sign-language


===============================================

City honour for deaf people's champion

A LASTING tribute was unveiled in Belfast yesterday to a Church of Ireland missionary deemed a "great champion" for the rights of deaf people.

Read more at :
http://www.newsletter.co.uk/news/local/city_honour_for_deaf_people_s_champion_1_\
2619257


===============================================

Paypal is one super online payment system we all come to know for now. However a new company called VirtaPay 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 VirtaPay 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.virtapay.com/r/ocdac

===============================================

Gallaudet Women's Basketball Players Scrimmage with KDES Basketball Teams

The families of the Kendall Demonstration Elementary School (KDES) boys and girls basketball teams wanted to recognize the teams' special achievement.

Read more at : http://www.gallaudet.edu/x50006.xml

===============================================

Plan would cut 5 teachers at Iowa school for deaf

Five teachers at the Iowa School for the Deaf in Council Bluffs could lose their jobs under a cost-saving measure being considered by the Iowa Board of Regents.

Read more at :
http://www.kgan.com/template/inews_wire/wires.regional.ia/2c781afb-www.kgan.com.\
shtml


===============================================

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

===============================================

Deaf pet finds friends and fun in new home

A deaf dog no one wanted has found a loving home and an owner who wants to teach her how to get beer from the fridge and take her for rides on his Harley-Davidson motorbike.

Read more at :
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/news/article.cfm?c_id=6&objectid=10721004

===============================================

Betty Beekman Named Interim Director of National Theatre for the Deaf

Betty Beekman, former tour director of the West Hartford-based National Theatre of the Deaf, is the new interim director of the organization.

Read more at :
http://blogs.courant.com/curtain/2011/04/betty-beekman-named-interim-di.html

===============================================

**********************
**** DISCLAIMER ****
**********************

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.

Feel free to forward this email message IN ITS ENTIRETY to anyone and any of your personal mailing lists so we can get the important messages out far and wide and encourage them to sign up for our weekly newsletter.

Our physical address is P.O. Box 4339, Santa Ana, California, 92702-4339 and this email is in compliance with CAN-SPAM Act of 2003.

To subscribe to this newsletter go to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ocdacnewsletter/ or send a blank email to ocdacnewsletter-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

Monday, April 25, 2011

SPECIAL BULLETIN - Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center - April 25, 2011

**For Immediate Release**


April 25, 2011

Media Contact:

Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center 949-955-0054
Beth Koenig; bethko@gmail.com

LOCAL CHARITY, ORANGE COUNTY DEAF ADVOCACY CENTER, NEEDS AREA SUPPORT IN EFFORT
TO WIN $500,000 FROM CHASE
COMMUNITY GIVING


Area residents can make a huge impact by voting through the Chase Community
Giving program


SANTA ANA, CALIFORNIA – Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center , a non-profit
working to make life better for people with disabilities is competing with
charities nationwide for donations ranging from $20,000 to $500,000 through the
Chase Community Giving program.
Residents can help in the effort to ensure their favorite charity's success by
simply voting for Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center
through the Chase Community Giving program running on the Facebook platform.


Through the utilization of the social media networks, the Chase Community Giving
program has already directed more
than $10 million dollars toward charities nationwide, putting the power to
bring positive change across the nation into
the hands of some of those who need it most. Due to enthusiasm, the program is
being continued into this spring -
giving 200 additional charities, including Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center
the opportunity to win grants to further their mission.


"Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center is constantly striving to strengthen our
community by helping people with disabilities get the access to all aspects of
our society. Receiving even $20,000 would be an unbelievable
opportunity to ensure the great work of this organization continues in the
Southern California area," said Deaf Blind Services Director, Beth Koenig.


The spring 2011 round of the Chase Community Giving program is designed to
benefit 501c3 charities with operating
expenses between $1 and $10 million. During Round 1, the Top 100 eligible
charities with the most votes receive
$25,000. During Round 2, the eligible charity with the most votes receives
$500,000 and the remaining 24 top charities
earn amounts ranging from $20,000 through $400,000. More than $5 million
dollars will be distributed to top vote
getters. Charities previously awarded grants through Chase Community Giving are
not eligible for the spring 2011
program.


Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center is competing with thousands of charities
across the country for awards from Chase. With the
support of our volunteers, fans and local residents, Orange County Deaf
Advocacy Center has the opportunity to get much needed
resources to implement big changes.


"Without Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center's help, my family and I would have
never found an accessible place to live after they closed the hotel," said Maria
Banuelos.


How You Can Help


You can help Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center win up to $500,000 by simply
"Liking" the Chase Community Giving program at:
http://apps.facebook.com/chasecommunitygiving/ and casting your vote to help
determine this spring's winners at
http://apps.facebook.com/chasecommunitygiving/charities/330806007-ocdac?src=char\
ity_share
.


If you have questions about Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center or would like to
get involved, please contact bethko@gmail.com or call 949-955-0054.


###


About Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center
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.

About Chase Community Giving

Chase Community Giving is a program inspiring a new way of corporate
philanthropy by letting participants vote to help
determine which non profits will receive donations from Chase's philanthropy
funds. The program is giving away over
$5 million in grants to charities nationwide, with focuses including arts and
culture; education and youth development;
environment; animal welfare; health and social services; community development;
medical research and awareness;
recreation and sports; and international development.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center Newsletter - April 24, 2011

Greetings everyone,

Our education booth at the Pet Expo last weekend was a complete success. We
shared valuable information to people with disabilities. We raised a record
breaking about of money through donations. We received a lot of food and items
donations to people and their service animals in our residency program.

I had to go through a painful dental procedure this week and I'm glad that I'm
done with this and the nagging toothache is gone forever. I looked like crap.
I'm doing well now.

What is next for us is the local community fairs and we will maintain our brand
and presence at these events.

We are selling shopping passes for the Macy's Community Shopping Day. You can
find more information about this event at
http://www.facebook.com/ocdac#!/event.php?eid=205219526173966 If you know what
this is all about and want to go straight to the purchase page click on
http://tinyurl.com/macys2011

We have a Bowling Tournament in August 27, 2011
http://eyefirevlogs.com/eyefire2/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/ocdac-bowl-tournamen\
t.pdf


We have a sign language competition on September 10, 2011
http://eyefirevlogs.com/eyefire2/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/sign-language-bee.pd\
f


We are starting a bowling league that mainstreams deaf bowlers with the rest of
the society. It begins on September 18, 2011
http://eyefirevlogs.com/eyefire2/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/ocdac-bowl-league.pd\
f


Our monthly meetups are coming up very soon. Look down further into this
newsletter for more information.

And finally, we are putting together a very resourceful booth to be at the
Orange County Fair this summer and I will need your help in keeping our ebay
store up and running while the fair is on and the best way you can help me out
is through the http://wishes.causes.com/wishes/267070 link.

I just want to sign off on this newsletter with a short tribute to Phillip Doyle
who was a friend to many people. Phil as we know him passed away yesterday. He
was one of the liberal giants whom I worked with in my mid 20's. I learned
plenty from him.

Richard Roehm, Chairman
On behalf of Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center
Betty Beekman Named Interim Director of National Theatre f the Deaf
===============================================

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.

Were always adding many new items each month.

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

===============================================

Our meetups scheduling will resume starting May 2011. Please join a group for
more information.

The Orange County Deaf & Hearing Impaired Meetup GBetty Beekman Named Interim
Director of National Theatre f the Deafroup http://www.meetup.com/deaf-38/

The Orange County American Sign Language Meetup Group
http://www.meetup.com/asl-37/

Oral Deaf Orange County http://www.meetup.com/deaf-263/

===============================================

House approves bill to move money from deaf services fund to education fund

The Alabama House of Representatives tonight voted 61-34 for a bill to take $30
million from a fund created to pay for telephone services for the deaf and put
the money in the state Education Trust Fund.

Read more at :
http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2011/04/house_approves_bill_to_move_mo.html

===============================================

A New Reason for Why the Deaf May Have Trouble Reading

Deaf people may have no trouble communicating any idea in American Sign
Language, or ASL, that can be expressed in English. But studies of ASL signers
show that, on average, deaf high school seniors are likely to read at the level
of a nine-year-old.

Read more at :
http://www.voanews.com/learningenglish/home/health/A-New-Reason-for-Why-the-Deaf\
-May-Have-Trouble-Reading-119728279.html


===============================================

Help us raise some funds with our tupperware fundraiser.

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

===============================================

American Sign Language bill becomes law

The fight is over for supporters of House Bill 1435, a piece of legislation that
will place American Sign Language, or ASL, on the same level as other power
languages when it comes to satisfying foreign language requirements.

Read more at :
http://www.loudountimes.com/index.php/news/article/asl_bill_signed_into_law123/

===============================================

Sociology graduates needed for research project

Angela Cannella, a sociology student at Gallaudet, is interested in getting data
from alumni who majored or minored in sociology for statistical information to
be used in her Senior Capstone project.

Read more at : http://alumni2.gallaudet.edu/enews.asp?ID=16624

===============================================

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

===============================================

Deaf culture as point of pride? It's more a curse

As an 85-year-old World War II veteran with a clinical diagnosis of severe to
profound hearing loss — caused, I suspect, by dozens of hours of machine gun
fire and hundreds of hours in noisy airplanes — I read professor Harlan Lane's
remarks with increasing amazement and annoyance.

Read more at :
http://articles.boston.com/2011-04-17/bostonglobe/29428510_1_deaf-babies-deaf-cu\
lture-american-sign-language


===============================================

City honour for deaf people's champion

A LASTING tribute was unveiled in Belfast yesterday to a Church of Ireland
missionary deemed a "great champion" for the rights of deaf people.

Read more at :
http://www.newsletter.co.uk/news/local/city_honour_for_deaf_people_s_champion_1_\
2619257


===============================================

Paypal is one super online payment system we all come to know for now. However a
new company called VirtaPay 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 VirtaPay 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.virtapay.com/r/ocdac

===============================================

Gallaudet Women's Basketball Players Scrimmage with KDES Basketball Teams

The families of the Kendall Demonstration Elementary School (KDES) boys and
girls basketball teams wanted to recognize the teams' special achievement.

Read more at : http://www.gallaudet.edu/x50006.xml

===============================================

Plan would cut 5 teachers at Iowa school for deaf

Five teachers at the Iowa School for the Deaf in Council Bluffs could lose their
jobs under a cost-saving measure being considered by the Iowa Board of Regents.

Read more at :
http://www.kgan.com/template/inews_wire/wires.regional.ia/2c781afb-www.kgan.com.\
shtml


===============================================

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

===============================================

Deaf pet finds friends and fun in new home

A deaf dog no one wanted has found a loving home and an owner who wants to teach
her how to get beer from the fridge and take her for rides on his
Harley-Davidson motorbike.

Read more at :
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/news/article.cfm?c_id=6&objectid=10721004

===============================================

Betty Beekman Named Interim Director of National Theatre f the Deaf

Betty Beekman, former tour director of the West Hartford-based National Theatre
of the Deaf, is the new interim director of the organization.

Read more at :
http://blogs.courant.com/curtain/2011/04/betty-beekman-named-interim-di.html

===============================================

**********************
**** DISCLAIMER ****
**********************

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.

Feel free to forward this email message IN ITS ENTIRETY to anyone and any of
your personal mailing lists so we can get the important messages out far and
wide and encourage them to sign up for our weekly newsletter.

Our physical address is P.O. Box 4339, Santa Ana, California, 92702-4339 and
this email is in compliance with CAN-SPAM Act of 2003.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center Newsletter - April 16, 2011

Greetings everyone,

The deaf community in general is struggling with labels. Labels have been an
lingering issue for decades however with the advent of video blogging technology
the issue is now producing explosive dialogue and is producing shocking effects
on the social implications. Labels in the deaf community refers as to the famed
"deaf enough" scale. If you're deaf, "How deaf are you?" or are you "Deaf or
not deaf enough to be a deaf leader" and so on. The discussions have been
reflecting on how the deaf community co-exists with diversity within and this
refers greatly to communication modalities. The sign language minority
traditionally has been highly resistant to accepting members that use oral or
cued methods. It goes all the way to a deaf extremist leader pointing out that
oral and cued methods are not part of diversity within the deaf community but
parts of diversions that causes divisions within the deaf community. The debate
of labels rages on and with the use of video blogging technology, the intensity
of the debate becomes stronger as we notice.

Our pet expo booth has broken it's first day fundraising record yesterday as
we've taken on a new strategy of informing parents of newborn babies of the
communication options available. People liked what we were doing and they
responded with donations. Given its a pets expo, a lot of deaf and disabled
people came. The new strategy is associated with AB 2072 information and can be
found at http://eyefirevlogs.com/eyefire2/?p=9451 and the page itself a recent
recipient of a top blog award from the Licensed Practice Nurses organization.

We are selling shopping passes for the Macy's Community Shopping Day. You can
find more information about this event at
http://www.facebook.com/ocdac#!/event.php?eid=205219526173966 If you know what
this is all about and want to go straight to the purchase page click on
http://tinyurl.com/macys2011

We have a Bowling Tournament in August 27, 2011
http://eyefirevlogs.com/eyefire2/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/ocdac-bowl-tournamen\
t.pdf


We have a sign language competition on September 10, 2011
http://eyefirevlogs.com/eyefire2/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/sign-language-bee.pd\
f


We are starting a bowling league that mainstreams deaf bowlers with the rest of
the society. It begins on September 18, 2011
http://eyefirevlogs.com/eyefire2/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/ocdac-bowl-league.pd\
f


Our monthly meetups are coming up very soon. Look down further into this
newsletter for more information.

And finally, we are putting together a very resourceful booth to be at the
Orange County Fair this summer and I will need your help in keeping our ebay
store up and running while the fair is on and the best way you can help me out
is through the http://wishes.causes.com/wishes/267070 link.

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

===============================================

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.

Were always adding many new items each month.

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

===============================================

Our meetups scheduling will resume starting May 2011. Please join a group for
more information.

The Orange County Deaf & Hearing Impaired Meetup Group
http://www.meetup.com/deaf-38/

The Orange County American Sign Language Meetup Group
http://www.meetup.com/asl-37/

Oral Deaf Orange County http://www.meetup.com/deaf-263/

===============================================

Signs of spring: Revue targets deaf, hearing audiences

A Cuban tosses a half-smoked cigar out a train window, "because we've got lots
of them. "A Russian sipping a glass of vodka chucks the rest for the same
reason. And a deaf person gives the heave-ho to a hearing person ... .

Read more at :
http://www.argusleader.com/article/20110410/VOICES/104100306/1003/BUSINESS/Signs\
-spring-Revue-targets-deaf-hearing-audiences?odyssey=nav
|head

===============================================

Deaf and blind students to perform creative dance "Alice In Wonderland"

Students at Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind are preparing to perform
"Alice In Wonderland"— not as a play — but in creative dance form.

Read more at :
http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/51583606-78/dance-students-alice-creative.html\
.csp


===============================================

Help us raise some funds with our tupperware fundraiser.

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

===============================================

Jane Lynch Reveals She's Deaf in One Ear

Opening up about her hearing disability, the 'Glee' actress shares that she
realized about the problem when she was playing with her brother.

Read more at : http://www.aceshowbiz.com/news/view/w0011591.html

===============================================

Six-figure Inova settlement sheds light on patient-care issues

Hearing-impaired not provided full services, advocate says.

Read more at : http://www.fairfaxtimes.com/cms/story.php?id=3292

===============================================

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

===============================================

St. Cloud Hospital screens the world's first documentary on deaf people and
health care

St. Cloud Hospital will screen "Signing On," the world's first documentary on
deaf people and how they access the health care system and cope with illness,
from 4:15-6:15 p.m. April 28 in the Windfeldt Room at CentraCare Health Plaza.

Read more at : http://www.echopress.com/event/article/id/83699/group/homepage/

===============================================

Deaf-world

The rise of a new American culture

Read more at :
http://articles.boston.com/2011-04-10/news/29404163_1_deaf-people-deaf-culture-d\
eaf-world


===============================================

Paypal is one super online payment system we all come to know for now. However a
new company called VirtaPay 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 VirtaPay 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.virtapay.com/r/ocdac

===============================================

Hamill fights way through adversity

Matt Hamill is one of the more inspiring athletes you could meet.

Read more at :
http://www.suntimes.com/sports/4733988-419/hamill-fights-waythrough-adversity.ht\
ml


===============================================

Indiana Baseball Preview

This is Troy Truelove, a head coach for Indiana baseball and Shannon Smith is an
assistant coach as well. I have a many very young team with some veterans coming
back from last year squad (Kyle Bingham, Trevor Stonebaker, Travis Collette,
Tony Long and Dylan Osbourne) showing some experience in high school level. The
newcomers are Duke Smith, Kenny Long, Austin Phillips, Andrew Brown, Mitch Davis
and Mitchell Slagle.

Read more at :
http://www.sportsmx.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=781:indiana\
-baseball-preview&catid=1:latest&Itemid=172


===============================================

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

===============================================

Eugene Perdue remembered as 'fair,' 'respected' community leader

The Rome and Floyd County education community lost a giant when Eugene Perdue
died this week.

Read more at :
http://romenews-tribune.com/view/full_story/12719598/article-Eugene-Perdue-remem\
bered-as-%25E2%2580%2598fair-%25E2%2580%2599-%25E2%2580%2598respected%25E2%2580%\
2599-community-leader?instance=home_news


===============================================

Deaf Woman Dies After Saturday House Fire

A hearing-impaired woman died Sunday night from her injuries after she was
injured in an early-morning house fire Saturday.

Read more at : http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/42508067

===============================================

**********************
**** DISCLAIMER ****
**********************

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.

Feel free to forward this email message IN ITS ENTIRETY to anyone and any of
your personal mailing lists so we can get the important messages out far and
wide and encourage them to sign up for our weekly newsletter.

Our physical address is P.O. Box 4339, Santa Ana, California, 92702-4339 and
this email is in compliance with CAN-SPAM Act of 2003.

Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center Newsletter - April 16, 2011

Greetings everyone,

The deaf community in general is struggling with labels. Labels have been an lingering issue for decades however with the advent of video blogging technology the issue is now producing explosive dialogue and is producing shocking effects on the social implications. Labels in the deaf community refers as to the famed "deaf enough" scale. If you're deaf, "How deaf are you?" or are you "Deaf or not deaf enough to be a deaf leader" and so on. The discussions have been reflecting on how the deaf community co-exists with diversity within and this refers greatly to communication modalities. The sign language minority traditionally has been highly resistant to accepting members that use oral or cued methods. It goes all the way to a deaf extremist leader pointing out that oral and cued methods are not part of diversity within the deaf community but parts of diversions that causes divisions within the deaf community. The debate of labels rages on and with the use of video blogging technology, the intensity of the debate becomes stronger as we notice.

Our pet expo booth has broken it's first day fundraising record yesterday as we've taken on a new strategy of informing parents of newborn babies of the communication options available. People liked what we were doing and they responded with donations. Given its a pets expo, a lot of deaf and disabled people came. The new strategy is associated with AB 2072 information and can be found at http://eyefirevlogs.com/eyefire2/?p=9451 and the page itself a recent recipient of a top blog award from the Licensed Practice Nurses organization.

We are selling shopping passes for the Macy's Community Shopping Day. You can find more information about this event at http://www.facebook.com/ocdac#!/event.php?eid=205219526173966 If you know what this is all about and want to go straight to the purchase page click on http://tinyurl.com/macys2011

We have a Bowling Tournament in August 27, 2011 http://eyefirevlogs.com/eyefire2/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/ocdac-bowl-tournament.pdf

We have a sign language competition on September 10, 2011 http://eyefirevlogs.com/eyefire2/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/sign-language-bee.pdf

We are starting a bowling league that mainstreams deaf bowlers with the rest of the society. It begins on September 18, 2011 http://eyefirevlogs.com/eyefire2/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/ocdac-bowl-league.pdf

Our monthly meetups are coming up very soon. Look down further into this newsletter for more information.

And finally, we are putting together a very resourceful booth to be at the Orange County Fair this summer and I will need your help in keeping our ebay store up and running while the fair is on and the best way you can help me out is through the http://wishes.causes.com/wishes/267070 link.

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

===============================================

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.

Were always adding many new items each month.

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

===============================================

Our meetups scheduling will resume starting May 2011. Please join a group for more information.

The Orange County Deaf & Hearing Impaired Meetup Group http://www.meetup.com/deaf-38/

The Orange County American Sign Language Meetup Group http://www.meetup.com/asl-37/

Oral Deaf Orange County http://www.meetup.com/deaf-263/

===============================================

Signs of spring: Revue targets deaf, hearing audiences

A Cuban tosses a half-smoked cigar out a train window, "because we've got lots of them. "A Russian sipping a glass of vodka chucks the rest for the same reason. And a deaf person gives the heave-ho to a hearing person ... .

Read more at : http://www.argusleader.com/article/20110410/VOICES/104100306/1003/BUSINESS/Signs-spring-Revue-targets-deaf-hearing-audiences?odyssey=nav|head

===============================================

Deaf and blind students to perform creative dance “Alice In Wonderland”

Students at Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind are preparing to perform “Alice In Wonderland”— not as a play — but in creative dance form.

Read more at : http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/51583606-78/dance-students-alice-creative.html.csp

===============================================

Help us raise some funds with our Tupperware fundraiser.

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

===============================================

Jane Lynch Reveals She's Deaf in One Ear

Opening up about her hearing disability, the 'Glee' actress shares that she realized about the problem when she was playing with her brother.
Link
Read more at : http://www.aceshowbiz.com/news/view/w0011591.html

===============================================

Six-figure Inova settlement sheds light on patient-care issues

Hearing-impaired not provided full services, advocate says.

Read more at : http://www.fairfaxtimes.com/cms/story.php?id=3292

===============================================

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

===============================================

St. Cloud Hospital screens the world’s first documentary on deaf people and health care

St. Cloud Hospital will screen “Signing On,” the world’s first documentary on deaf people and how they access the health care system and cope with illness, from 4:15-6:15 p.m. April 28 in the Windfeldt Room at CentraCare Health Plaza.

Read more at : http://www.echopress.com/event/article/id/83699/group/homepage/

===============================================

Deaf-world

The rise of a new American culture

Read more at : http://articles.boston.com/2011-04-10/news/29404163_1_deaf-people-deaf-culture-deaf-world

===============================================

Paypal is one super online payment system we all come to know for now. However a new company called VirtaPay 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 VirtaPay 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.virtapay.com/r/ocdac

===============================================

Hamill fights way through adversity

Matt Hamill is one of the more inspiring athletes you could meet.

Read more at : http://www.suntimes.com/sports/4733988-419/hamill-fights-waythrough-adversity.html

===============================================

Indiana Baseball Preview

This is Troy Truelove, a head coach for Indiana baseball and Shannon Smith is an assistant coach as well. I have a many very young team with some veterans coming back from last year squad (Kyle Bingham, Trevor Stonebaker, Travis Collette, Tony Long and Dylan Osbourne) showing some experience in high school level. The newcomers are Duke Smith, Kenny Long, Austin Phillips, Andrew Brown, Mitch Davis and Mitchell Slagle.

Read more at : http://www.sportsmx.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=781:indiana-baseball-preview&catid=1:latest&Itemid=172

===============================================

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

===============================================

Eugene Perdue remembered as 'fair,' 'respected' community leader

The Rome and Floyd County education community lost a giant when Eugene Perdue died this week.

Read more at : http://romenews-tribune.com/view/full_story/12719598/article-Eugene-Perdue-remembered-as-%25E2%2580%2598fair-%25E2%2580%2599-%25E2%2580%2598respected%25E2%2580%2599-community-leader?instance=home_news

===============================================

Deaf Woman Dies After Saturday House Fire

A hearing-impaired woman died Sunday night from her injuries after she was injured in an early-morning house fire Saturday.

Read more at : http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/42508067

===============================================

**********************
**** DISCLAIMER ****
**********************

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.

Feel free to forward this email message IN ITS ENTIRETY to anyone and any of your personal mailing lists so we can get the important messages out far and wide and encourage them to sign up for our weekly newsletter.

Our physical address is P.O. Box 4339, Santa Ana, California, 92702-4339 and this email is in compliance with CAN-SPAM Act of 2003.

To subscribe to this newsletter go to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ocdacnewsletter/ or send a blank email to ocdacnewsletter-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

Saturday, April 09, 2011

Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center Newsletter - April 9, 2011

Greetings everyone,

This newsletter gets a little bigger beginning with this issue as we've doubled
the amount of external newsworthy content.

This is a response to Marla Hatrak's Report on Mendoza's Town Hall Meeting on
January 21, 2011 as seen on http://yestoasl.com/2011/04/report-on-mendoza/

The recent California Standardized Testing and Reporting (S.T.A.R.) Program test
results show the California sign language based education system is broken and
is a system that needs fixing.

California School for the Deaf-Fremont District
http://star.cde.ca.gov/star2010/ViewReport.asp?ps=true&lstTestYear=2010&lstTestT\
ype=C&lstCounty=01&lstDistrict=31617-000&lstSchool=0131763&lstGroup=2&lstSubGrou\
p=128


California School for the Deaf-Riverside District
http://star.cde.ca.gov/star2010/ViewReport.asp?ps=true&lstTestYear=2010&lstTestT\
ype=C&lstCounty=33&lstDistrict=31625-000&lstSchool=3330834&lstGroup=2&lstSubGrou\
p=128


And the current results are no better than when the California Education
Department recognized the poor S.T.A.R. results in 2007.

http://www.cde.ca.gov/eo/in/se/agdeaf.asp

There is definitely a broken system in the California Education Department and
it needs a major overhaul if parents are to become impressed with sign language
as an option for their deaf newborns.

We are selling shopping passes for the Macy's Community Shopping Day. You can
find more information about this event at
http://www.facebook.com/ocdac#!/event.php?eid=205219526173966 If you know what
this is all about and want to go straight to the purchase page click on
http://tinyurl.com/macys2011

We have a Bowling Tournament in August 27, 2011
http://eyefirevlogs.com/eyefire2/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/ocdac-bowl-tournamen\
t.pdf


We have a sign language competition on September 10, 2011
http://eyefirevlogs.com/eyefire2/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/sign-language-bee.pd\
f


We are starting a bowling league that mainstreams deaf bowlers with the rest of
the society It begins on September 18, 2011
http://eyefirevlogs.com/eyefire2/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/ocdac-bowl-league.pd\
f


And finally, we are putting together a very resourceful booth to be at the
Orange County Fair this summer and i will need your help in keeping our ebay
store up and running while the fair is on and the best way you can help me out
is through the http://wishes.causes.com/wishes/267070 link.

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

===============================================

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.

Were always adding many new items each month.

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

===============================================

Our meetups scheduling will resume starting May 2011. Please join a group for
more information.

The Orange County Deaf & Hearing Impaired Meetup Group
http://www.meetup.com/deaf-38/

The Orange County American Sign Language Meetup Group
http://www.meetup.com/asl-37/

Oral Deaf Orange County http://www.meetup.com/deaf-263/

===============================================

Hearing Impaired Student Wins National Science Fair

A 6th grade student from Owego Apalachin Middle School is making his way into
the science world with one interesting experiment about rust.

Read more at : http://www.wicz.com/news2005/viewarticle.asp?a=18080

===============================================

Virtual interpreters help deaf hospital patients

Communication between physician and patient is essential, but when the patient
is deaf, it's not always easy to get interpreters.

Read more at :
http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/disability_issues&id=8049374

===============================================

Help us raise some funds with our tupperware fundraiser.

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

===============================================

Attorney General warns of scammers exploiting system for hearing impaired

Scam artists are exploiting a relay system established to help the hearing
impaired conduct business over the telephone, according to Ohio Attorney General
Mike DeWine. They are using it to target consumers and small businesses.

Read more at :
http://www.toledoonthemove.com/news/story.aspx?list=~\home\lists\search&id=59960\
1

===============================================

Ear implants for the deaf with no strings attached

COCHLEAR implants have helped thousands of deaf people around the world hear for
the first time. Now a tiny microphone implanted in a person's ear will provide
them with continuous hearing day and night.

Read more at :
http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg21028064.800-ear-implants-for-the-deaf-wit\
h-no-strings-attached.html


===============================================

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

===============================================

Letter: Deaf community wants to keep Fay Hall

To the School Board and PTA of Powers Catholic High School: We the Deaf people
of Michigan oppose the sale of the Michigan School for the Deaf. For Powers
Catholic High School this is a win-win situation at our expense. The deaf people
are making the utmost sacrifice.

Read more at :
http://www.mlive.com/opinion/flint/index.ssf/2011/04/letter_deaf_community_wants\
_to.html


===============================================

`Bingo the Musical' has sign-language interpreted show Saturday

This is the final weekend for IceHouse Theatre's "Bingo the Musical" — and for
the deaf or hard of hearing, there is an American Sign Language interpreted
performance this Saturday night, April 9.

Read more at :
http://blogs.orlandosentinel.com/entertainment_stage_theat/2011/04/bingo-the-mus\
ical-has-sign-language-interpreted-show-saturday.html


===============================================

Paypal is one super online payment system we all come to know for now. However a
new company called VirtaPay 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 VirtaPay 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.virtapay.com/r/ocdac

===============================================

ASL bill not enough for Gov. McDonnell on first go-round

When it was time to put pen to paper, Gov. Bob McDonnell balked—sending House
Bill 1435, a popular bill on American Sign Language, or ASL, legislation, back
to the drawing board.

Read more at :
http://www.loudountimes.com/index.php/news/article/asl_bill_not_enough_for_mcdon\
nell_on_first_go-around123/


===============================================

Teen hearing loss rising, study shows

Some may assume that hearing loss is a problem that occurs later in life but
teens are also facing an increasing risk according to the International Journal
of Audiology.

Read more at : http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/story?section=news/health&id=8054641

===============================================

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

===============================================

HearUSA gets restraining order against Siemens

HearUSA got a court to issue a temporary restraining order against Siemens
Hearing Instruments, which is seeking to collect on a disputed loan.

Read more at :
http://www.bizjournals.com/southflorida/news/2011/03/31/hearusa-restraining-orde\
r-siemens.html


===============================================

Shirley Cranwell Jordan, Retired Gallaudet Professor

JORDAN, SHIRLEY CRANWILL, 76, passed away at home on March 30, 2011. Shirley was
born on April 11, 1934 in Pennsylvania but moved as a young child to Flint,
Michigan, where she grew up on the campus of the Michigan School for the Deaf,
moving to Bloomfield and then Montclair, NJ as a young teen.

Read more at :
http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/hometownannapolis/obituary.aspx?n=shirley-jorda\
n&pid=149892613


===============================================

**********************
**** DISCLAIMER ****
**********************

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.

Feel free to forward this email message IN ITS ENTIRETY to anyone and any of
your personal mailing lists so we can get the important messages out far and
wide and encourage them to sign up for our weekly newsletter.

Our physical address is P.O. Box 4339, Santa Ana, California, 92702-4339 and
this email is in compliance with CAN-SPAM Act of 2003.

Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center Newsletter - April 9, 2011

Greetings everyone,

This newsletter gets a little bigger beginning with this issue as we've doubled the amount of external newsworthy content.

This is a response to Marla Hatrak’s Report on Mendoza’s Town Hall Meeting on January 21, 2011 as seen on http://yestoasl.com/2011/04/report-on-mendoza/

The recent California Standardized Testing and Reporting (S.T.A.R.) Program test results show the California sign language based education system is broken and is a system that needs fixing.

California School for the Deaf-Fremont District
http://star.cde.ca.gov/star2010/ViewReport.asp?ps=true&lstTestYear=2010&lstTestType=C&lstCounty=01&lstDistrict=31617-000&lstSchool=0131763&lstGroup=2&lstSubGroup=128

California School for the Deaf-Riverside District
http://star.cde.ca.gov/star2010/ViewReport.asp?ps=true&lstTestYear=2010&lstTestType=C&lstCounty=33&lstDistrict=31625-000&lstSchool=3330834&lstGroup=2&lstSubGroup=128

And the current results are no better than when the California Education Department recognized the poor S.T.A.R. results in 2007.

http://www.cde.ca.gov/eo/in/se/agdeaf.asp

There is definitely a broken system in the California Education Department and it needs a major overhaul if parents are to become impressed with sign language as an option for their deaf newborns.

We are selling shopping passes for the Macy's Community Shopping Day. You can find more information about this event at http://www.facebook.com/ocdac#!/event.php?eid=205219526173966 If you know what this is all about and want to go straight to the purchase page click on http://tinyurl.com/macys2011

We have a Bowling Tournament in August 27, 2011 http://eyefirevlogs.com/eyefire2/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/ocdac-bowl-tournament.pdf

We have a sign language competition on September 10, 2011 http://eyefirevlogs.com/eyefire2/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/sign-language-bee.pdf

We are starting a bowling league that mainstreams deaf bowlers with the rest of the society It begins on September 18, 2011 http://eyefirevlogs.com/eyefire2/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/ocdac-bowl-league.pdf

And finally, we are putting together a very resourceful booth to be at the Orange County Fair this summer and i will need your help in keeping our ebay store up and running while the fair is on and the best way you can help me out is through the http://wishes.causes.com/wishes/267070 link.

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

===============================================

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.

Were always adding many new items each month.

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

===============================================

Our meetups scheduling will resume starting May 2011. Please join a group for more information.

The Orange County Deaf & Hearing Impaired Meetup Group http://www.meetup.com/deaf-38/

The Orange County American Sign Language Meetup Group http://www.meetup.com/asl-37/

Oral Deaf Orange County http://www.meetup.com/deaf-263/

===============================================

Hearing Impaired Student Wins National Science Fair

A 6th grade student from Owego Apalachin Middle School is making his way into the science world with one interesting experiment about rust.

Read more at : http://www.wicz.com/news2005/viewarticle.asp?a=18080

===============================================

Virtual interpreters help deaf hospital patients

Communication between physician and patient is essential, but when the patient is deaf, it's not always easy to get interpreters.

Read more at : http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/disability_issues&id=8049374

===============================================

Help us raise some funds with our tupperware fundraiser.

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

===============================================

Attorney General warns of scammers exploiting system for hearing impaired

Scam artists are exploiting a relay system established to help the hearing impaired conduct business over the telephone, according to Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine. They are using it to target consumers and small businesses.

Read more at : http://www.toledoonthemove.com/news/story.aspx?list=~\home\lists\search&id=599601

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Ear implants for the deaf with no strings attached

COCHLEAR implants have helped thousands of deaf people around the world hear for the first time. Now a tiny microphone implanted in a person's ear will provide them with continuous hearing day and night.

Read more at : http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg21028064.800-ear-implants-for-the-deaf-with-no-strings-attached.html

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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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Letter: Deaf community wants to keep Fay Hall

To the School Board and PTA of Powers Catholic High School: We the Deaf people of Michigan oppose the sale of the Michigan School for the Deaf. For Powers Catholic High School this is a win-win situation at our expense. The deaf people are making the utmost sacrifice.

Read more at : http://www.mlive.com/opinion/flint/index.ssf/2011/04/letter_deaf_community_wants_to.html

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‘Bingo the Musical’ has sign-language interpreted show Saturday

This is the final weekend for IceHouse Theatre’s “Bingo the Musical” — and for the deaf or hard of hearing, there is an American Sign Language interpreted performance this Saturday night, April 9.

Read more at : http://blogs.orlandosentinel.com/entertainment_stage_theat/2011/04/bingo-the-musical-has-sign-language-interpreted-show-saturday.html

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Paypal is one super online payment system we all come to know for now. However a new company called VirtaPay 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 VirtaPay 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.virtapay.com/r/ocdac

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ASL bill not enough for Gov. McDonnell on first go-round

When it was time to put pen to paper, Gov. Bob McDonnell balked—sending House Bill 1435, a popular bill on American Sign Language, or ASL, legislation, back to the drawing board.

Read more at : http://www.loudountimes.com/index.php/news/article/asl_bill_not_enough_for_mcdonnell_on_first_go-around123/

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Teen hearing loss rising, study shows

Some may assume that hearing loss is a problem that occurs later in life but teens are also facing an increasing risk according to the International Journal of Audiology.

Read more at : http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/story?section=news/health&id=8054641

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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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HearUSA gets restraining order against Siemens

HearUSA got a court to issue a temporary restraining order against Siemens Hearing Instruments, which is seeking to collect on a disputed loan.

Read more at : http://www.bizjournals.com/southflorida/news/2011/03/31/hearusa-restraining-order-siemens.html

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Shirley Cranwell Jordan, Retired Gallaudet Professor

JORDAN, SHIRLEY CRANWILL, 76, passed away at home on March 30, 2011. Shirley was born on April 11, 1934 in Pennsylvania but moved as a young child to Flint, Michigan, where she grew up on the campus of the Michigan School for the Deaf, moving to Bloomfield and then Montclair, NJ as a young teen.

Read more at : http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/hometownannapolis/obituary.aspx?n=shirley-jordan&pid=149892613

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**** DISCLAIMER ****
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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.

Feel free to forward this email message IN ITS ENTIRETY to anyone and any of your personal mailing lists so we can get the important messages out far and wide and encourage them to sign up for our weekly newsletter.

Our physical address is P.O. Box 4339, Santa Ana, California, 92702-4339 and this email is in compliance with CAN-SPAM Act of 2003.

To subscribe to this newsletter go to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ocdacnewsletter/ or send a blank email to ocdacnewsletter-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

Monday, April 04, 2011

Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center Newsletter - April 4, 2011

Greetings everyone,

This newsletter covers some of the changes in the Americans with Disabilities
Act (ADA) as last week's newsletter covered some ADA changes affecting the deaf
and disability communities. Moreover, the new ADA regulations will include
first-ever accessibility requirements for swimming pools, parks, golf courses,
boating facilities, exercise clubs and other recreational facilities.
Information and explanations in this newsletter is not legal advice. For legal
advice, please contact an attorney.

There is a new housing project nearing completion in Fullerton, California that
provides emergency shelters to men and their children who need to escape from
domestic violence situations and/or escape from their abusive wives or partners.
This is a dedicated apartment building. Nothing as big as this has ever been
seen in the domestic violence sheltering industry. We see many domestic violence
shelters proliferate throughout our society and almost all of these shelters
discriminate against men and their children. This housing project is leading a
role to bring fairness and equality to the concept of emergency sheltering from
domestic violence situations.

A new social website for deaf video bloggers has opened. It's called Deafbook.tv
and you can access it at www.deafbook.tv and its very inclusive. It's a little
bit like facebook. I strongly suggest you visit that website. Search for my
name there and send me a friend request.

We are selling shopping passes for the Macy's Community Shopping Day. You can
find more information about this event at
http://www.facebook.com/ocdac#!/event.php?eid=205219526173966

We have a Bowling Tournament in August 27, 2011
http://eyefirevlogs.com/eyefire2/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/ocdac-bowl-tournamen\
t.pdf


We have a sign language competition on September 10, 2011
http://eyefirevlogs.com/eyefire2/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/sign-language-bee.pd\
f


We are starting a bowling league that mainstreams deaf bowlers with the rest of
the society It begins on September 18, 2011
http://eyefirevlogs.com/eyefire2/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/ocdac-bowl-league.pd\
f


And finally, we are putting together a very resourceful booth to be at the
Orange County Fair this summer.

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.

Were always adding many new items each month.

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

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Our meetups scheduling will resume starting May 2011. Please join a group for
more information.

The Orange County Deaf & Hearing Impaired Meetup Group
http://www.meetup.com/deaf-38/

The Orange County American Sign Language Meetup Group
http://www.meetup.com/asl-37/

Oral Deaf Orange County http://www.meetup.com/deaf-263/

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ADA Definition of : Housing at a Place of Education

The Department has added a new definition to Sec. 36.104, "housing at a place
of education," to clarify the types of educational housing programs that are
covered by this title. This section defines "housing at a place of education" as
"housing operated by or on behalf of an elementary, secondary, undergraduate, or
postgraduate school, or other place of education, including dormitories, suites,
apartments, or other places of residence." This definition does not apply to
social service programs that combine residential housing with social services,
such as a residential job training program.

Examples : This removes housing at social service establishments from the
definition "Housing at a Place of Education".

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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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Sign Stage on Tour Performs Winnie the Pooh using Sign Language and Spoken Word

Windwood Productions Presents Sign Stage on Tour, Deaf Theatre adaptation of
Winnie The Pooh at The Palace Theater in Hamilton on Thursday, April 7 at 6:30pm
for a one-hour show.

Read more at
http://madisoncountycourier.com/2011/03/31/sign-stage-on-tour-performs-winnie-th\
e-pooh-using-sign-language-and-spoken-word/


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Dirtbike Princess - Meet Ashley Fiolek

Ashley Fiolek has overcome broken bones and total deafness to succeed in the
traditionally male sport of motocross.

Read more at
http://www.femalefirst.co.uk/sport/general/Dirtbike+Princess+Meet+Ashley+Fiolek-\
3674.html


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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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Hearing Impaired Woman Saved From Dog Attack

A woman in Granite City, Illinois survived a dog attack on March 25, 2011 with
the help of a good Samaritan. But, the survivor does not know who her rescuer
is.

Read more at
http://www.fox2now.com/news/kplr-dog-attack-hearing-impared-woman-033011%2C0%2C5\
481028.story


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Paypal is one super online payment system we all come to know for now. However a
new company called VirtaPay 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 VirtaPay 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.virtapay.com/r/ocdac

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State Funding Restored to Rochester School for the Deaf

Alosha Cerney enrolled at the Rochester School for the Deaf in 2007. When he
first learned about the potential budget cuts, Cerney was shocked Governor
Andrew Cuomo could cut something so essential.

Read more at
http://www.13wham.com/news/local/story/State-Funding-Restored-to-Rochester-Schoo\
l-for/Dcm3Ze0i0UG09zQTqTxayA.cspx


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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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Blind (& hearing impaired) man charged with killing sister, nephew

Authorities say an argument over stolen beer escalated into murder Sunday night
when a 56 year-old man allegedly killed his sister and nephew.

Read more at http://www.volunteertv.com/home/headlines/118783414.html

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**********************
**** DISCLAIMER ****
**********************

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.

Feel free to forward this email message IN ITS ENTIRETY to anyone and any of
your personal mailing lists so we can get the important messages out far and
wide and encourage them to sign up for our weekly newsletter.

Our physical address is P.O. Box 4339, Santa Ana, California, 92702-4339 and
this email is in compliance with CAN-SPAM Act of 2003.