Friday, August 09, 2013

The Richard Roehm Memorial Ranch

A self sustainable residential and training center for those with auditory and visual sensory disabilities run by the Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center.

Named after our late founder Richard P. Roehm, the Richard Roehm Memorial Ranch will provide the next level of services neccessary in the sensory impaired community (including those with auditory and visual impairments, as well as sensory processing disorder often found in thise with autism).

Too often, people with sensory disabilities are turned away from programs that might help them, or worse, there are no programs that can meet their needs. There is a true need for programs and services aimed at the sensory impaired population.

This project involves a $5 million capital campaign, to purchase a ranch and / or farm land in Orange County, to provide temporary / long term housing and extensive rehabilitation training to clients in a therapeutic environment.

If you are interested in learning more about the Richard Roehm Memorial Ranch or contributing to the Memorial Fund, please contact us!

Thank you,
Beth Koenig
Executive Director
Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center
(714) 699-3323 (voice / text)
admin@deafadvocacy.org
www.deafadvocacy.org

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Last week of OC Fair!

The last week of the OC Fair kicks off tomorrow! Wow, this has been an amazing time for the Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center! We have been having a blast at the fair and have made well over 600 of our customized sign language booklets! We have met so many people and seen a huge interest in our sign language classes and volunteering. Our incredible volunteers have really stepped up and thanks to our procedures I have only had two asthma attacks and only one of them needed treatment! I should add that I have been at the booth almost every day. It is truly incredible how far OCDAC has come since February. I can't thank our volunteers and supporters enough, they have been so wonderful. We can and will keep this up and bring OCDAC into a new era of providing more services to the sensory impaired communities. That's right, we have rewritten our mission statement and our new brochure now states that we serve people with auditory, visual, and sensory processing impairments. Our services remain the same high quality, but we now make it clear who we are equipped to help. We have been serving the blind population since 2002! And the autistic population since 2003!

I will try to get the fair photos and videos posted as soon as I can! In the mean time please come visit our booth during the last week of the Fair! Hope to see you there :)

Beth Koenig
Executive Director
Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center