Advisory Committee for Persons with Disabilities

Regular Meeting

  • 6:00PM
  • The 1st Thursday of odd-number months (Dark in July)
  • The Center at Founders Village
    Community & Senior Center
    17967 Bushard St.
    Fountain Valley, CA 92708

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings.
Minutes are available following approval.

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes

In-Person Dances

  • 7:00PM to 9:00PM
  • The first Friday of even-number months (unless otherwise stated)
  • Location: Center at Founders Village Senior & Community Center - 17967 Bushard St. Fountain Valley
  • Who can Attend? The event is open to adults, ages 18+ (Do NOT need to be a FV Resident)
  • Cost: $1 per person, cash paid at the door
  • What is included? DJ, dancing, refreshments, raffle & fun!
  • No RSVP required 
  • *All CDC Covid Guidelines will be followed

Prom Dance (2)

Spotlight Series

Highlighting members of Fountain Valley community who make a difference!

  • January 2021- Rachel Osterbach
  • February 2021 - Dean Becket
  • January 2022 - Terry Coakley 
  • April 2022 – Scott Quinlan


ACPD Spotlight Graphic for Website April 22


2022 Advisory Committee Dances Sponsor Logo Website

Scott Quinlan

April Spotlight

Scott Quinlan moved to Fountain Valley from Huntington Beach in 2004 with his wife and two children.  He began losing his sight in 2005 and by August 2006 had lost all sight in both eyes due to diabetic retinopathy. Scott is very grateful for his wife, as she was the driving force in him accepting his new way of life and almost immediately took him to the Braille Institute, where he met many wonderful people and began learning how to excel in his new world.  

Scott began visiting the Long Beach Veterans Hospital and then traveled to the VA Blind Center in Palo Alto for four months of more learning. Prior to losing his sight, Scott was an aircraft mechanic by trade, requiring him to be very tactile. Once he became visually impaired, his skill became highly beneficial, allowing him to learn quickly while at the same time providing assisting others.

At age 42, Scott decided to go back to school. He attended Goldenwest and Orange Coast Colleges, earning awards and scholarships along the way, ultimately graduating from California State University Long Beach with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in social work. While attending school, he helped students conquer accessibility issues and was an advocate for them with the OC Access Paratransit Program, while also assisting blind veterans at the Long Beach VA.

Currently, Scott sits on the OC Access Paratransit Board with a goal of simplifying the system and the process for the rider. He has been a member of the Huntington Beach Host Lions Club (includes Fountain Valley) since 2008 and is currently part of the Government Leadership Team, providing guidance to the group on the best ways to help people with disabilities. Scott is also an Ambassador for Blind Veterans Association, assisting those injured on duty and helping them file claims. In addition, he is Past President of the OC Guide Dogs Alumni Chapter and the current Chairman of the Veterans Guide Dog Handlers through Blinded Veterans Association. He joined the City of Fountain Valley Advisory Committee for Persons with Disabilities in 2021 and is an outstanding addition to the team. Scott is a true advocate for those with sight loss and a valuable member of the Fountain Valley community.

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2022 Awards Program 

We are searching for individuals and/or companies that provide outstanding support and service to persons with disabilities.  

THREE EASY WAYS TO NOMINATE:

1.    Complete online form below
2022 Awards Nomination Online Form - CLICK HERE

2.    Download PDF, complete manually and return by email, mail or drop off at the Center at Founder’s Village
Downloadable Nomination PDF Form

Congratulations to our 2021 Award Winners:

  • Albertsons (Location - 18579 Brookhurst St)
  • Mel's Diner
  • Paul's Coffee Shop
  • Pet Supply

ACPD Awards Documents

ACPD Awards Flyer 2022

Committee Members

  • John Borack, Chair
  • Susanne Seiden, Vice Chair
  • Herman Ajamian
  • Kayla Borack
  • Ramon Galvez-Arango
  • Richard King

 

  • Philip A. Nisco
  • Scott Quinlan
  • Leonard Santoro
  • Nora B.K. Webb
  • Jan Werts

Responsibilities


The committee’s primary function and responsibilities are:

  • Assist the various departments in the implementation of specific guidelines for accessible facilities
  • Facilitate the development of recreational programs useable by the disabled
  • Provide information concerning special recreation equipment
  • To facilitate the development of barrier-free buildings and facilities within the city
  • Work with various levels of education on the development and implementation programs to assure maximum integration for disabled students in such programs and to develop community awareness of the employment potentials of the disabled population

Become a Member


Apply to become a member of this committee by filling out the application (PDF).

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