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Friday, April 29, 2011

DRLC Reaches Out to Disability Community at Abilities Expo
Volunteer staff DRLC table at LA Abilities Expo

DRLC table at Los Angeles Abilities Expo

The Disability Rights Legal Center participated in the Abilities Expo held at the Los Angeles Convention Center from April 15 through April 17. More than one thousand people with disabilities, their families, seniors, veterans, caregivers and healthcare professionals attended the Expo to gain knowledge and empowerment tools. The event provided an excellent forum for companies and organizations with disability products and services to reach out and enhance the lives of this community. Maggie Hui, Community Outreach Program Coordinator, and DRLC volunteers, staffed a table where they informed attendees of DRLC programs and services, answered questions, and handed out resource materials. The DRLC was an organizational sponsor for the Los Angeles Expo.For more information on the Abilities Expo, including upcoming Expos in other cities, visit www.abilitiesexpo.com.
Norman Montano Shares DRLC Resources with Community
Head Start Program logo
Head Start Program logo
The Head Start Program at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Ontario hosted a family oriented event on April 15 that featured 25 exhibitors and drew more than 400 participants. Head Start is a program of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that provides comprehensive education, health, nutrition, and parent involvement services to low-income children and their families. Norma Montano, Inland Empire Program Administrative Assistant, staffed a booth and gave out information about DRLC's Education Advocacy Program and other DRLC services to the community. 
Conference on Autism, Learning Disabilities Draws Hundreds
Special Needs Network logo

Special Needs Network, Inc. logo

On April 16, more than 300 parents, healthcare providers and advocates came out to the Fifth Annual Tools for Transformation Conference in South Los Angeles, the largest conference on autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and learning disabilities held in Southern California. Nationally renowned experts presented 16 workshops on topics that included family and relationships, diagnosis and treatment, advocacy, education, legal updates, and non-medical interventions. The conference was presented by Special Needs Network, Inc. Maggie Hui, Community Outreach Program Coordinator, staffed a table where she shared DRLC resources and services, including information about our upcoming Special Education Advocacy Academies.

Save The Date

Hold Saturday Night July 23 for 'Casino Angeleno'


The Cancer Legal Resource Center's Casino Night event is back by popular demand! The CLRC will be hosting its "Casino Angeleno" summer event on Saturday, July 23, 2011, sponsored by our exclusive "Baccarat Sponsor"

Ticketmaster®. Set on the rooftop deck of the Petersen Automotive Museum, with the Hollywood Hills as a spectacular backdrop, guests will enjoy a starry, summer night of guilt-free gaming, music and prizes. Proceeds will benefit the CLRC. For sponsorship opportunities, click here to download the sponsorship packet, or contact Joanna Morales at joanna.morales@lls.edu. Event details will be posted at www.cancerlegalresourcenter.org in April.

DRLC Offers Free Legal Clinic in Orange County


Photo of Dayle McIntosh Center
Dayle McIntosh Center

To better serve residents of Orange County, Community Outreach Program staff will hold office hours on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Dayle McIntosh Center in Garden Grove. That means this month we will host office hours at the center on May 11 and May 25. Come meet our staff and learn about laws protecting the civil rights of those with disabilities, and services available to them, including health care, special education, government services and more. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, contact Maggie Hui, Community Outreach Program Coordinator, at (213) 736-1408 or Maggie.Hui@lls.edu. Video TDD (213) 736-8310; Video Relay Number (866) 912-8193. The Dayle McIntosh Center is located at 13272 Garden Grove Boulevard, Garden Grove, CA 92843-2205.


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DRLC Staff Photo August 2010
Disability Rights Legal Center Staff Photo August 2010