Sunday, June 19, 2011

Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center Newsletter - June 19, 2011

Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center Newsletter - June 19, 2011

Greetings everyone,

Our next event is at the OC Animal Cares Pet Expo at the Animal Shelter and
thats happening this coming Saturday. We have a full booth there to educate
people about service animals, and solicit donations in the same way we did at
the Pet Expo at the fairgrounds. This event is at the Animal Shelter in Orange
just across from the Block At Orange.

And finally, we are basically done putting together a very resourceful booth to
be at the Orange County Fair this summer. We have the admission and parking
tickets for our booth volunteers.

We're also all set for the Cypress festival foodstand fundraising.

Our online store has started a sale of it's braille magazine inventory in effort
to create additional space for new product thats being developed.

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

Our ebay store

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

Were always adding many new items each month.

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


Join us in our monthly meetups.

The Orange County Deaf & Hearing Impaired Meetup Group

The Orange County American Sign Language Meetup Group

Oral Deaf Orange County


The Shocking Data about Noise Induced Hearing Loss in the Workforce

While hearing loss is often attributed to natural aging or the iPod generation's
exposure to loud music, hearing impairment due to noise at work is particularly

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FBI Flash notice (How John Yeh ended up in jail)

When the VRS fraud defendants were arrested in 2009, Magistrate Judge Arpert
agreed to let them out on bail if they agreed to be supervised by Pre-Trial
Services (PTS). PTS is basically like probation/parole supervision, but only for
prior to sentencing.

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Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center has a facebook page. "Like it" and you'll be
kept up to the minute on latest info regarding our organization and activities.
Our facebook page is at


Deaf Parenting Blog is opening soon in July 2011

Parenting can seem overwhelming because there never be enough time. This is why
I created Parenting education studio. It is fun and creative, easy to use!
Parenting education studio will show you about parenting tools, parent
resources, parenting tip, recipes for kids, crafts & art, fun activity ideas in
American Sign Language (ASL)videos. It can benefit for parents, grandparents,
nannies or babysitters.

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The new deaf generation....listening and speaking.

Cochlear implant technology has enabled a whole new generation of deaf people
enabling them the ability to speak, listen and understand the spoken word, and
acquire a language.

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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\
and we are current with our State of California reporting requirements.

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Special Announcement from CSD Fremont

CSD announcement: New Superintendent has been selected: Sean Virnig as 10th and
1st deaf Superintendent of CSD Fremont – Congratulations and Best wishes

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Can vitamins and minerals prevent hearing loss?

About 10 million people in the United States alone—from troops returning from
war to students with music blasting through headphones—are suffering from
impairing noise-induced hearing loss.

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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 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?

Recently they have developed a merchant system that enables members to buy and
sell digital products. Tis is one big step toward making this a viable payment



Support for parents with deaf children

A NEW website is launching this week for a support group for parents of deaf and
hard-of-hearing children that has been set up by a woman from Kilsallaghan.

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Program to open world of communication for deaf teen

Kelly Gomez will go to the Grand Canyon to see its magnificence while learning
to teach the importance of hearing.

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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


Deaf Bible translation center sees results

When The Seed Company dedicated their Deaf Bible Training and Translation Center
in Kenya, they had no idea the impact their work would have on the Deaf

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Viagra has almost turned `sex-loving' Hugh Hefner deaf!

Two 21-year-old twins, who were the former lovers of Hugh Hefner have revealed
that the 'Playboy' chief has gone partially deaf because he takes too much of

Read more at :


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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.

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