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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December 2017 – Christmas Party, Dec. 2

It’s Party Time
and You’re Invited!

An Invitation To the HLAA City of Orange Christmas Party

Come one and all for a festive holiday meal with friends of the HLAA-City of Orange Chapter

WHEN:  Saturday, DECEMBER 2, 2017
12 NOON TO 2 PM
(Directly following the 12/2/17 chapter meeting)

WHERE:  Marie Callendar’s
1821 N. Grand Ave., Santa Ana, CA 92705

COST:  $12.00 PER PERSON

YOU MUST MAIL $12.00 check postdated BEFORE 12/2
TO: 
HLAA-COO, 1223 E. Jacaranda Ave, Orange, 92867

Upon receiving your $12.00, this will be your Paid Reservation for the Christmas Party.

When you arrive at Marie Callendar’s you will order off the menu.

OPTIONAL gift exchange – bring a wrapped gift, no more than $15.00, to play the gift exchange game.

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October 2017 – Clinical audiologist with hearing loss

Meet Dr. Kristi Panek – clinical audiologist with hearing loss

Come to the HLAA City of Orange October meeting for an uplifting presentation by Dr. Kristi Panek. Dr. Panek will be discussing her life story as a child with progressive hearing loss, her life struggles, and receiving a cochlear implant. She will also add in some educational information about the stages of grief, general information about hearing loss and hearing aids, and also some basic information on cochlear implantation.

Kristi Panek, Au.D., is a clinical audiologist who joined Orange County Physicians’ Hearing Services (OCPHS) in August 2013. She received her BA degree in Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences from San Diego State University, and her Doctorate in Audiology from A. T. Still University in Mesa, Arizona. Dr. Panek completed her 4th year clinical externship at the House Ear Clinic in Los Angeles.

WHERE:   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

WHEN:     Saturday, October 7, 2017
9:30 a.m. To 11:30 a.m.

We will also discuss the outcome of the HLAA Technology Expo that was held on September 17.

COFFEE WILL BE SERVED along with light refreshments. 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.

Join friends who understand the challenges of living with hearing loss.

For more information contact Marla Peoples at hlaa.cityoforange@gmail.com

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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September 2017 – Questions and Answers

Let’s RAP….. Dr. Brad Ingrao, AuD

 

 

Let’s RAP…..

Dr. Brad Ingrao, AuD – Clinical Audiologist at the VA Long Beach Healthcare System (and our chapter’s professional advisor) will moderate a RAP session for this month’s chapter meeting. Be prepared to RAP about hearing loss and share your story among friends who know how difficult living with hearing loss can be.

WHERE – Mariposa Women and Family Center
812 W Town & Country Road, Bldg C
Orange, CA  92868
(FREE PARKING just steps from the meeting room)
Click here for map: https://goo.gl/maps/DGT3ExGg4U72

WHEN – Saturday, September 2, 2017
9:30am to 11:30am

***NEW AT MONTHLY MEETINGS BEGINNING SEPT. 2, 2017***
Tech Corner with Toni Barrient” – Toni will share a device or technology source of value to people with hearing loss and give a brief demo.
We will also discuss the upcoming HLAA Hearing Loss Tech Expo to be held on September 17 from 1pm-4pm in Torrance – we need volunteers to help out – see Marla Peoples for details.

BYOC (Bring your own coffee). Light refreshments will be served.
Special Raffle – HearAll Cell Phone Amplifier donated by Gail Olson-everyone present has a chance to WIN. In addition, 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

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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