General Resources for Californians
CA Home Page: Your Government - Laws, Codes and Regulations
Job Accommodation Network (USA) --provides information about accommodations for people with disabilities
California Law for Youth with Disabilities
Project Hired --employment agency for people with disabilities
Fair Employment Act
Employer has affirmative duty under FEHA to seek out reasonable accommodation for disabled employees
Unruh Civil Rights Act (Do a search down the page for Unruh Civil Rights). This Act prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability and other protected classes.
Hearing Loss Links
Assistive Listening Technology -- Please note that listing these companies do not consistute a recommendation of all these companies or of all their products.
Self Help for Hard of Hearing People, Inc., California
Deaf and Disabled Telecommunications Program
California Laws Affecting People with Hearing Loss
1836, Eastin. Special education: hard-of-hearing or deaf, 9/30/94
SB 1688, Marks. Residential care facilities. 9/13/96
SB 1687, Marks. Disabled persons, signal dogs 9/16/96
AB 3152, Martinez. Telephones. 9/23/96 This law requires the Public Utility Commission to " design and implement a program that shall provide for publicly available telecommunications devices capable of servicing the needs of the deaf or hearing impaired in existing buildings, structures, facilities, and public accommodations"
TTY FAQ -- information about TTYs, including VCO (Voice Carry Over) phones, 2-line VCO, etc. If you are a deafened or deaf person who would like to be able to use your voice on telephone calls, read this for more information about how to do so.
Hearing Resources - Web page which lists many resources for people with hearing loss
Cal-PERS Provides Hearing Aid Coverage to Active Employees This press release describes the inclusion of hearing aid coverage for the first time for active California public employees and their dependents. I began working on this in 1994. It takes a long time to affect hearing aid coverage for a million people, but it was worth it!
Gifted Education Conference Papers Papers from the 1996 Australia Convention. One of the most insightful is Communication: its impact on self-esteem and underachievement in the gifted child.
Nurturing Social-Emotional Development Of Gifted Children
Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted
Tests Page --links to different intelligence tests
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