March 2018 – Fire Safety for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Come join friends who understand the challenges of living with hearing loss

Fire Safety for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

The Orange City Fire Department will give a fire safety presentation designed for people with hearing loss.

The discussion will include information regarding specialized smoke alarm devices, how to use a fire extinguisher, as well as general safety guidelines for the home and business.

We will also discuss the Walk4Hearing details.

Date:                           Saturday, March 3, 2018
Speaker:                      Vince Anderson, Orange City Fire Department
Time:                          9:30 am – 11:30 am
Location:                    Mariposa Women & Family Center
812 W. Town & Country Road, Bldg C
Orange CA 92868
(FREE PARKING just steps from the meeting room)

Vince Anderson, Orange City Fire Department

Vince joined the City of Orange Fire Department in 2013 as a Fire Safety Specialist. He has worked with major construction projects including the Chapman University Musco Theater and the Keck Science and Technology Center, Outlets at Orange expansion, and the Watson’s Drug Store renovation. As Special Events Coordinator he serves as the Fire Department Liaison for events including the Orange International Street Fair, 3rd of July City Fireworks Display, Treats in the Streets and Tree Lighting Ceremony. He also serves at Coordinator for the Department’s Volunteer Fire Reserve program, as well as Secretary for the Orange County Fire Prevention Officer’s Association.

Coffee, water and light refreshments provided. There will be a 50/50 raffle – winner gets 50% of the money collected on tickets sold for the raffle – this could be your lucky day!!! There will be an after meeting get together for lunch close by – to be determined at the meeting.

For more information contact Marla Peoples at hlaa.cityoforange@gmail.com
or visit us at www.hearinglosscoo.org

The Hearing Loss Association of America – City of Orange Chapter (HLAA-COO) is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization that provides information, education, support and advocacy for people with hearing loss, their families and friends. Your donations to our chapter are tax deductible.

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Long Beach Walk4Hearing • Saturday, June 9 • 10 a.m.

2018
Long Beach Walk4Hearing
Saturday, June 9
10 a.m.

City of Orange chapter
is looking for a Team Captain!
Lead our ‘Orange Crush’ team
to the finish line. Contact Marla.

Walk Details
Date:
Saturday, June 9, 2018

Schedule:
9 a.m. Registration/Check-in
10 a.m. Walk starts
(5K/3.1 miles)

Location:
Long Beach Marina – Green
386 E. Shoreline Drive
(between Shoreline Village Dr & Linden Ave)
Long Beach, CA

Walk Chair:
Marla Peoples
marla.peoples304@gmail.com

Long Beach Walk4Hearing FLYER

Long Beach Walk4Hearing WEBSITE Sign Up!

The Hearing Loss Association of America – City of Orange Chapter (HLAA-COO) is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization that provides information, education, support and advocacy for people with hearing loss, their families and friends. Your donations to our chapter are tax deductible.

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February 2018 – Understanding speech happens in the brain

Providing advocacy, education & support for OC’s deaf and hard of hearing

Come join friends who understand the challenges of living with hearing loss

HLAA – The City of Orange Chapter Presents:

 

 

Mr. Gary Dorf’s presentation will focus on recent studies that deal with cognition and hearing loss. BrainHearing™ describes the approach that Oticon takes when creating solutions for those with hearing loss. It starts with the fundamental observation that speech understanding is a cognitive process – it happens in the brain.

Date:            Saturday, February 3, 2018
Speaker:    Gary Dorf, Au.D.
Time:           9:30 am – 11:30 am
Location:  Mariposa Women & Family Center
812 W. Town & Country Road, Building C
Orange, CA 92868
(FREE PARKING just steps from the meeting room)

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January 2018 – ADA and Disability Rights

Come join friends who understand the challenges of living with hearing loss.

ADA and Disability Rights

The presentation, effective communication under the ADA, includes disability discrimination law to help you:

  • Identify state and federal laws that protect people who are Deaf & hard of hearing from discrimination
  • Understand your right to effective communication when dealing with public entities and public accommodations (private businesses)
  • Act if you feel you have been discriminated against

Also in the presentation, we will have the opportunity to discuss what auxiliary aids and services mean and the responsibility of public entities to provide such aids and services. The responsibilities may differ among government run entities, private businesses, and covered entities. What is “necessary” varies based on factors and who has to pay for auxiliary aids? What to do if you are stopped by police?

Towards the end, we can talk about what to do if you are denied effective communication; filing a complaint with DOJ, DFEH, and other administrative complaints. Or filing suit in state of federal courts. The pros and cons in filing administrative complaints and filing suits in courts as well as statute of limitations for each sector.

Topic: ADA and Disability Rights
Date: Saturday, January 6, 2018
Speaker: Callie Frye
Time: 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Location: Mariposa Women & Family Center
812 W. Town & Country Road, Building C
Orange, CA 92868
(FREE PARKING just steps from the meeting room)

Callie Frye
Sensory Disability MultiCultural Affairs Advocate
Disability Rights California
Legal Advocacy Unit

Callie Frye, the Sensory Disability advocate for Disability Rights California (DRC) in the Outreach unit, will be our presenter. DRC provides free legal services to individuals with disabilities. She has graduated with both BA and MA degrees in public service with an extensive experience in legal advocacy and training. Callie is very passionate about disability rights including communication access, inclusive and barrier-free education and freedom of discrimination.

Coffee, water and light refreshments provided. There will be a 50/50 raffle – winner gets 50% of the money collected on tickets sold for the raffle – this could be your lucky day!!! There will be an after meeting get together for lunch close by – to be determined at the meeting.

For more information contact Marla Peoples at hlaa.cityoforange@gmail.com
or visit us at www.hearinglosscoo.org

The Hearing Loss Association of America – City of Orange Chapter (HLAA-COO) is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization that provides information, education, support and advocacy for people with hearing loss, their families and friends.  Your donations to our chapter are tax deductible.

Photos from the Christmas party at Marie Callendar’s.

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December 2017 – 2 Events On The Same Day

Providing advocacy, education & support for OC’s deaf and hard of hearing

 

December Chapter Meeting

After the meeting, drive to Marie Callendar’s for the Christmas Party and OPTIONAL gift exchange! Information below.

Make sure you mail or deliver, in person, a check (or cash) for $12.00 per person before (or at the party) 12/2. Information below.

 

Christmas Party and OPTIONAL Gift Exchange
(bring a wrapped gift worth no more than $15.00)

Photos of past meetings 

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November 2017 – Hearing Loss Solutions For Airplane Travel

Accessibility Issues & Solutions for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing

When Traveling by Commercial Airlines

Come learn what accessibilities are available to you when traveling by commercial airline as a person who is deaf or hard-of-hearing from our speaker, Mr. Lawrence Rolon – ADA Coordinator for the Office of Disability Services – Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA). He will provide an overview of air travel as it impacts persons who may be reluctant to fly, as well as information on services available at the airport, and traveler’s rights under the Air Carrier Access Act. Mr. Rolon works with airline partners on disability related issues that impact the entire airport community and works with airlines to address and resolve traveler complaints received by the disability office. He works with disability communities to identify ways of improving access, public education about available services, disabled air traveler rights, addressing public concerns about accessibility and air travel. Most recently Mr. Rolon worked with the autism community and airline partners on ways to make air travel less stressful for families with autism. He developed the Autism Self-Identification Program along with families with autism, airlines, and airport police; to defuse potential incidents when a person with autism is experiencing a breakdown.

WHEN
Saturday, 11/4/17

TIME
9:30a.m. To 11:30a.m.

WHERE
Mariposa Women & Family Center
812 W. Town & Country Rd, Bldg C
Orange, CA 92868
(FREE PARKING just steps from the meeting room

 

 

Larry Rolon, Speaker

 

Coffee and water, along with light refreshments, will be served.

There will be a SPECIAL RAFFLE for a $50 gift certificate towards a hearing accessible item from WCI. In addition, we will have our 50/50 raffle – winner gets 50% of the money collected on tickets sold for the raffle – this could be your lucky day!!!

There will be an after-meeting, get-together for lunch close by – to be determined at the meeting. Come join friends who understand the challenges of living with hearing loss.

For more information: Email Marla Peoples at hlaa.cityoforange@gmail.com
or visit us at www.hearinglosscoo.org

The Hearing Loss Association of America – City of Orange Chapter (HLAA-COO) is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization that provides information, education, support and advocacy for people with hearing loss, their families and friends.  Your donations to our chapter are tax deductible.

2 Upcoming Events!

December 2 Chapter Meeting – Discover which are the best phones to use if you have hearing loss
More info http://wp.me/p5y2Zb-kt

 

December 2 Christmas Party – must mail $12.00 postdated by 11/28/2017 to reserve your spot.
More info http://wp.me/p5y2Zb-k8

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December 2017 – Phones for Hearing Loss

What are the best phones if you have hearing loss? Come and find out!

 

 

Roberta Smith of the California Telephone Access Program will give us information on the latest phones and phone accessories available for people with hearing loss.

CHAPTER MEETING – Saturday, December 2, 2017
TIME – 9:30 am – 11:30 am
LOCATION
Mariposa Women and Family Center
812 W. Town and Country Road, Building C, Orange, CA 92868
(FREE PARKING just steps from the meeting room)

Click here for map: https://goo.gl/maps/DGT3ExGg4U72

After the meeting we will depart at 11:30 and meet at Marie Callendar’s on Grand Avenue in Santa Ana for our annual Christmas Holiday celebration.

For more information contact Marla Peoples at hlaa.cityoforange@gmail.com
or visit us at www.hearinglosscoo.org

This meeting is supported by CART and a Hearing Loop System that sends every spoken word directly into your hearing device that has a t-coil.

The Hearing Loss Association of America – City of Orange Chapter (HLAA-COO) is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization that provides information, education, support and advocacy for people with hearing loss, their families and friends. Your donations to our chapter are tax deductible.

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