Monthly Archives: September 2014

Tips to Simplify Holiday Shopping


Here are three simple steps to help you tackle your holiday shopping from the comfort of your own home, and capture some unique treasures. Easy as 1-2-3.

1. Pour yourself a steaming cup of coffee.

2. Log onto the EFFI’s online fundraising auction.   Please check out all the terrific items.

3. Start bidding on your favorites on Monday, Sept. 29, 2014. Bidding ends Oct 5, 2014 10:00 PM EDT.

There! What could be easier?

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OPEN HOUSE | DRC Office of Clients’ Rights Advocacy – Tues., Oct. 28, 1-6pm

If you’re a RCOC [Regional Center of Orange County] consumer, you will want to attend this Open House.

Disability Rights California Office of Clients’ Rights Advocacy

  • Learn about the services they provide
  • Learn about your rights as a Regional Center consumer.

They are in a new location:  17291 Irvine Blvd, Suite 465, Tustin 92780.  714-621-0563

Time for Some ONLINE Retail Therapy!

ARM’s Debora L. Smith is a Board Member with Educational Foundation for Independence, a fabulous organization that strives for educational opportunity by providing scholarships for some K-12 private schools, college support programs for alternative learners and early intervention services for young kids with autism.

Our online fundraising auction is approaching.  And so is the holiday season. Please check out all our terrific items and get that shopping done. Bidding starts Sept. 29, 2014 and ends Oct 5, 2014 10:00 PM EDT.

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Click here to see the latest in the “Advice from Mom” series from ARM.

SAVE THE DATE! Free Resource Fair on Saturday, Sept. 20

Looking forward to speaking at upcoming Special Needs Resource Fair on Saturday, Sept. 20, from 9am-noon at Springfield College, 17542 E. 17th St., Tustin.

Presented by YMCA COMMUNITY SERVICES and sponsored by Springfield College.

Be sure to stop by the ARM table and attend my break-out session at 10:15am when I’ll present “Lessons in Lessening Back-to-School Jitters.”