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Friday, August 5, 2011

The Disability Rights Legal Center Has Moved!

This was our first week in our new downtown office at 800 South Figueroa Street, Suite 1120. The new location brings us closer to our colleagues in the legal community and to our pro bono partners.


Yessenia Jerez packing up our old office

DRLC staff member Yessenia Jerez
packing up our old office


Boxes, boxes and more boxes

Boxes, boxes and more boxes

Daily Journal Features Article by Paula Pearlman
Paula Pearlman, DRLC Executive Director, published, "The right to have fun: Entertainment industry fights discrimination claims," in the Daily Journal. Ms. Pearlman stressed the fact that people with disabilities are not only entitled to equal access to workplaces and classrooms but also to amusement park rides and other fun activities. The article cited the examples of two DRLC clients who faced discrimination at Disneyland Park in Anaheim and Starline Tours in Hollywood. The DRLC's cases are important because having fun at an amusement park or sightseeing tour is a great way for people to come together and to reach our ultimate goal of a society of inclusion and equality. The article appeared in the newspaper on Tuesday, August 2.
Outreach Director Gives Training at Alzheimer Center

John Villar de Longoria, the DRLC's Outreach Director, conducted a Disability Sensitivity and Etiquette training with the Alzheimer Family Services Center in Huntington Beach on July 26. Twenty staff members, including nurses, social workers, and activity staff, attended the training that focused on the Olmstead Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. The Community Outreach Program provides these types of trainings at no cost to community organizations. If you would like the DRLC to give a free training for your organization, please contact Maggie Hui, the DRLC's Community Outreach Coordinator, at Maggie.hui@lls.edu.

Save the Date

Community Outreach Program Provides Free Legal Clinics  
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 August 10 and August 24. 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.


Champion the Rights of People with Disabilities by Shopping, Searching Online  


You can support the work of the Disability Rights Legal Center simply by shopping and searching online. Become an iGive member and choose the DRLC as one of the causes you support, then click on an iGive link to one of the almost one thousand participating retailers, including Amazon.com, Bed Bath & Beyond, DisneyStore.com, eBay, Expedia.com, Hotwire.com, Macy's, NORDSTROM.com, Overstock.com, ProFlowers, Sport Chalet, Travelocity. You will not pay more for products, rather the companies give a listed percentage of the purchase to your cause. There are no obligations or hidden fees. Causes always receive 100% of the donation amount advertised on iGive's website. You can also contribute to the DRLC simply by using iGive's search engine. Go to iGive.com to sign up.


The online credit card donation feature is available on the Make a Donation page of the DRLC website. This quick and easy function can be used for general donations.  



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