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CAD State Wide Meeting 2015

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When:  Saturday, June 27, 2015
Time:    9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Where: Deaf and alliedexpress.com.au Hard of Hearing Service Center
             5340 N. Fresno Street
             Fresno, CA 93710 (Click here for Google map)


Lunch will be provided for $7.00.

Come and share your concerns!
…. Deaf Rights, Employment,Education and more...


After the Statewide meeting, come and join us for a fundraiser dinner at Sweet Tomatoes from 5pm – 8pm and raise money for DHHSC/CAD!

CAD SweetTomatioes Fresno 2015

Flyer of FUN-RAISER at Sweet Tomatoes (click here) 

Sweet Tomatoes

7114 North Fresno St.
Fresno, CA 93720-2905 (GOOGLE MAP)



If you have any questions, please email:

Julie Glenn at Jhiram61@gmail.com

Julie Rems-Smario at juliesmario@gmail.com



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Your Support Needed for SB 210!

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Dear Deaf Californians and Allies,
Hello everyone!   Deaf children of California need your SUPPORT to end language deprivation.  SB 210 demands accountability for language acquisition.
SB 210 is CAD-sponsored bill to mandate language acquisition accountability for all Deaf children between the ages of 0 to 5 to make sure acquire language during their first five years which is instrumental for them to be Kindergarten-ready.  Next week the http://alliedexpress.com.au/rx-viagra bill will be going to the Senate Appropriations Committee and we need your to send your letters of support.   You will find a sample letter you can use to send letters of support to the following SIX members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, send to each one individually.   Deaf children need your support!
Please send your letters of support for SB 210 to the Senate Appropriations Committee TODAY or no later than May 27th!!! READ below on how you can make a difference.  Please feel free to contact me if you have any question.  JulieSmario@gmail.com.
Many thanks in advance! 
Julie Rems-Smario, CAD President
Jillian Kissee, Appropriation Committee Consultant
(she does the bill analysis)
Honorable Ricardo Lara, Chair of Senate Appropriations Committee
State Capitol, Room 5050
Sacramento, California 95814
Honorable Patricia Bates, Vice Chair of Senate Appropriations Committee
State Capitol, Room 4048
Sacramento, California 95814
Honorable Jim Beall
State Capitol, Room 5066
Sacramento, California 95814
Honorable Jerry Hill
State Capitol, Room 5035
Sacramento, California 95814
Honorable Connie Leyva
State Capittol, Room 4061
Sacramento, California 95814
Honorable Tony Mendoza
State Capitol, Room 5061
Sacramento, California 95814

RE: SB 210 (Galgiani): Special Education: Deaf Children: Language Benchmarks – SUPPORT, as amended

Dear Senator ______________:

As a resident of California, I  support SB 210 bill to ensure that deaf children arrive at school with appropriate language development and brand viagra Kindergarten-ready. A significant number of the approximate of nearly 4,000 Deaf children currently between of the ages of 0-5 in California arrive at Kindergarten with inadequate language development necessary to achieve the academic competencies and social emotional growth. This bill would require the state Department of Education to http://zslaw.rs/levitra-canada-prescription monitor and track the language development of Deaf children, with hearing levels that range from hard of hearing to profoundly deaf, through their IFSP (Individual Family Service Plan) or  IEP (Individual Education Plan) from birth to the age of wow)) five.  

Deaf children have the same ability and capability to learn language as their hearing peers. The ability and right to develop one's language is central to the human experience and a necessary prerequisite to literacy, cognitive, emotional, linguistic, academic, and social growth. Without language, there can be no education. The delays caused by language deprivation are a common scenario for which there are no accountability from the professionals working with the try it Deaf infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and their families.  It is high time that California instills accountability in the education of Deaf pupils and focuses on language development using benchmarks during the child’s first five years to ensure they are Kindergarten-ready for academic success.

For these reasons, we encourage our Senate Appropriations Committee to fully to support SB 210, as amended.  Deaf children in California need you!


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CAD Statewide Board Meeting - April 18, 2015

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CAD Statewide Board Meeting
April 18, 2015
9 AM - 3 PM 
470 27th Street
Oakland, California

To RSVP contact Alyce Slater Reynolds at ASreynolds06@gmail.com
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November 15 CAD Meeting for Executive Board only (closed meeting)

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This is to let you know that the CAD Board is meeting on November 15 at CSUN. The meeting will not be open to the public.

CAD met with communities in Sacramento, Orange County, and San Diego. Those three meetings were great because people expressed concerns, participated in discussion of priorities, and helped the CAD Board formulate our 2015 goals.

So, we will be meeting as a Board to decide our priorities for 2015. After the meeting, we will post our priorities and will have our Statewide meeting in the new year. Be on the lookout for Statewide CAD meeting dates and levitra without prescription online locations!

Thank you!

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Our Response to Bone's Letter

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CAD responds to only now Thomas Bone's letter-- NOTHING ABOUT US WITHOUT US-



Dear Mr. Bone:

Thank you for the response to the August 25, 2014 email from California Association of the Deaf.  We would like to meet with you and discuss your response to our concerns about your new Parent’s Guide to Hearing Loss.

CAD launched an awareness campaign about the http://fertilityroad.com/levitra-daily epidemic of language-deprived Deaf children in California a couple of weeks ago. We do not understand why you would not want to work with us who are more knowledgeable about our own issues.

While we understand that your program is mainly focused on 0-5 Deaf children and catered toward their families, we are looking at your program and policies as one of the causes of language-deprived Deaf children (0-5) and students K-12. We are working hard to change this nationwide crisis by making research information & resources and evidence-based principles about ASL and English to the parents of buying levitra without a prescription Deaf babies. Your office as a state government entity for providing information and services to cheap generic cialis Deaf babies and families should be concerned about this crisis.

Because of our shared concerns, the California Department of Education in 2010 funded an all-inclusive parental effort to develop the Parent Resource Guide (PRG). The PRG guide is the most balanced one you can find anywhere in the nation, and it includes a comprehensive section on Hearing Loss. Furthermore, your department added the Parent’s Guide to Hearing Loss to Systems of Care Division/DHCS website yet I cannot find the Parent Resource Guide (PRG) anywhere on your website.

May we remind you of the letter you wrote to Sheri Farinha, CEO of NorCal Services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing back in September 2013 where you wrote:

“…Once we have a comprehensive compilation, clinical staff here, including physicians and joannelovesscience.com audiologists, will review the materials for medical, programmatic and ethical appropriateness, and we will then disseminate these materials to HCCs…Further, we believe that an all-inclusive collection of materials will allow parents to make the most informed decision. (words bolded for emphasis).
In CDE’s letter to you on July 28, 2014, they told you two things:

“…(your HCC) packet was not reviewed by important stakeholders;” and
“…the information is not consistent with information distributed by CDE.”

CAD supports CDE’s position that the information in both CDE’s and DHCS’s guides are conflicting and will only add to fertilityroad.com the confusion of new parents. And, more importantly, the information on American Sign Language (ASL)  is grossly inaccurate, inappropriate, and incomprehensive.

California’s Early Identification Program is to work with specific entities and stakeholders. Therefore the information should be streamlined, and the goal for all services should be language acquisition. In the case of Deaf babies and their families in California, this means both ASL & English.

Let us outline our issues once again:

1.    The MAJOR issue of alliedexpress.com.au Deaf babies is not the lack of their hearing but the LACK of a visual language. This issue is already addressed in the Parent Resource Guide (PRG).
2.    Thus, as the families’ first contact, the hearing professionals have an ethical responsibility to discuss with the families the importance of both languages, ASL & English.
3.    The audiologists are focused only on the speech mechanics of the English language rather than on the acquisition of the English language.
4.    The audiologists are NOT qualified to discuss language development with families of Deaf babies.
5.    The audiologists are not trained on language development of Deaf babies.
6.    Parents are NOT getting unbiased, appropriate, and accurate information about American Sign Language and English.

You as the Chief of California Statewide Programs Section have a greater responsibility to respond to a stakeholder group who has been directly and deeply affected by the hearing and speech policies of http://morethantoast.org/daily-levitra the California Audiology Association. The group that worked with you to develop the Parent’s Guide to Hearing Loss has a myopic agenda than the it's great! Deaf Stakeholders.

We need to expand the usual and http://skelfsborg.com/women-levitra myopic concerns of “hearing loss” to include the fact that most of our DHH children arrive at kindergarten without adequate language and social development, which are symptoms of language deprivation. This is a historical issue because of the viewpoints toward speech development when we must focus on language development instead.

Because we believe you want to be more knowledgeable about the issues facing Deaf babies, let's meet to discuss this further. Working together, we can create systemic change to raise the level of accomplishment for all Deaf and Hard of Hearing babies.

Julie Rems Smario, President
Marla Hatrak, Vice President
California Association for the Deaf

Assembly Member Ken Cooley
Assembly Member Roger Dickenson
Assembly Member Jose Medina
Senator Jim Beall
Senator Ed Hernandez
Senator Carol Liu
Senator Bill Monning.
Senator Mike Morrell
Toby Douglas, Director, DHCS,
Dr. Hallie Morrow EHDI Director, DHCS
Tom Torkalson, California Superintendent of Public Instruction
Dr. William Ellerbee, Deputy Director of morethantoast.org Public Instruction
Scott Kerby, Director, State Special Schools Division, CDE
Nancy Sager, Consultant, Office of Education of the Deaf
Sheri A. Farinha, acting Chair, California Coalition of Agencies Serving the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Tony Ronco, President, Hands and Voices, CA Chapter

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