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-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

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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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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

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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

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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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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

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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

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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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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/

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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

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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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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

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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

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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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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

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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

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The Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center provides services for disabled individuals and their families in our community who need help in navigating the social services maze. Every day people go without proper food, shelter, and essential medical care every day due to a variety of factors including low wages, job loss, injuries, illness, age, domestic violence, or divorce. While all of us are susceptible to hard times, disabled individuals are at the most risk. With the generous support of people like you, we are able to help many of these families and individuals not only to meet essential daily needs, but to work toward a brighter future with programs in job training, education, counseling, elderly assistance, and temporary housing.

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