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Archive for February, 2011

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Thousands protest proposed cuts to programs for disabled

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

The Orange County Register reports on yesterday’s budget rally in Huntington Beach. 

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Just Budget Rally in Huntington Beach

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

Families and their loved one’s with disabilities stood beside some local support organizations and other members of the community at the Just Budget Rally that took place today in Huntington Beach.

For more information and the latest news, visit www.handsacrossoc.org

‘Glee’ star: Stop bullying kids with disabilities

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

“Glee” star Lauren Potter is the face of a new nationwide “Disable Bullying” campaign with local roots that aims to combat the widespread behavior against people with disabilities.

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For more information on the “Walk a Mile in Their Shoes” report visit www.abilitypath.org.

A Great Story to Share on Valentine’s Day

Monday, February 14th, 2011

Wonderful story by OC Register Columnist, David Whiting, featuring our friends and self-advocates, Sean McElwee and Lauren Potter.

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Join us for Hands Across Orange County – Rally for a Just Budget

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

DSAOC does not claim the skills to solve California’s budget problems.  For any State program, issues of oversight, fraud, waste, etc. are always complex.  Nevertheless, proposals now being considered, which reflect indiscriminate slashing of the budgets of programs whose beneficiaries are in critical need, must be met with a defense of the value and criticality of the services being provided.  Many of these services benefit directly the Down syndrome community, and have afforded high value for the tax dollars being spent.  

DSAOC will stand with those who resist indiscriminate slashing of these programs.  To this end, we have lent our support to the Just Budget Rally taking place in Huntington Beach on Tuesday, February 22, 2011, from 10 a.m. to noon.

See the following link for more details:  https://www.handsacrossoc.org/

Down Syndrome in the 21st Century

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

Here is a wonderful video from our DSA friends in Central Texas (DSACT).

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