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Friday, August 19, 2011

DRLC Looks Back on 35 Years of Service 


Cover of DRLC 2010 Annual Report

Cover of DRLC
2010 Annual Report

The Disability Rights Legal Center has published its 2010 Annual Report commemorating 35 years of impact. The report shows how the DRLC has transformed the lives of people with disabilities, their families, and society through education, advocacy and litigation since our founding in 1975. We look back on our landmark victories, milestones of service, as well as those who supported our work, including our courageous clients, board of directors, and generous donors. We thank the graphic artists at Menagerie Creative who donated their time and talents to support our mission. The booklet's innovative design and vivid artwork helps illustrate the DRLC's story. The theme of hands signing in American Sign Language is original and compelling. "We begin our 36th year knowing that we are a leader in disability rights and we will continue to lead with the highest impact possible," Paula Pearlman writes in the report. 
CLRC Partners with Leukemia & Lymphoma Society 
Cover of Financial Health Matters pamphlet

Cover of Financial Health Matters pamphlet


Joanna Morales, Director of the Cancer Legal Resource Center, has teamed up with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to provide information for the new Financial Health Matters pamphlet. The pamphlet provides information on types of health coverage, financial assistance, and federal employment protections. Partnering with nonprofit organizations such as the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society helps the CLRC fulfill its mission of providing critical information to individuals coping with cancer.
Maggie Hui Represents DRLC at Annual Teen Summit
Maggie Hui, DLRC Community Outreach Program Coordinator, was at the Casa Youth Shelter's 9th Annual Teen Summit on August 18. This summit is for youths and adults, covering issues including racial tension and responsibility, youth and drugs, gangs and violence. Ms. Hui passed out resources and information regarding DRLC's services and answered questions about DRLC service. The Casa Youth Shelter in Los Alamitos, California, provides temporary shelter for runaways and youth in crisis.
DLRC Student Extern Effects Change
Christine Stalcup, a Loyola Law School student extern for the DRLC's Inland Empire Program, wrote a demand letter to the City of Grand Terrace Parks and Recreation Department on behalf of a Molly Lewis, a mother who uses a wheelchair. Ms. Lewis had difficulty attending her son's little league games at Grand Terrace Park because the bathrooms were inaccessible to people who use wheelchairs. In response to the demand letter, the City has not only made the bathroom accessible, but also refurbished and cleaned the facilities for the benefit of everyone.

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 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