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The NAD is the nation's premier civil rights organization of, by and for deaf and hard of hearing individuals in the United States of America.

Girl Scouts is Covered by Federal Disability Discrimination Law

Thu, 14 May 2015

CHICAGO – May 14, 2015 – The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Friday, May 8, 2015, that the Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana is subject to federal disability discrimination law under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.  The federal lawsuit was filed on August 2, 2012, by Megan Runnion, who is deaf and was 12 years old at the time. Megan was seeking to secure an American Sign Language interpreter for meetings of her Girl Scout troop.

Position Announcement -- Policy Counsel/Advisor

Fri, 08 May 2015

The National Association of the Deaf (NAD), as the nation’s premier organization safeguarding the civil, human, and linguistic rights of deaf and hard of hearing Americans, invites applications for a Policy Counsel/Advisor position within the NAD Law and Advocacy Center. This position will focus primarily on policy issues affecting deaf and hard of hearing people.

AHA: April 2015

Wed, 29 Apr 2015

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In April's AHA segment, NAD CEO Howard A. Rosenblum discusses why the NAD focuses on lawsuits as part of its mission. Transcript is available here.

Thank You Larry!

Mon, 20 Apr 2015

The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) depends on the work of the Board Members who volunteer their time for the deaf and hard of hearing community.  The Board plays an integral role in reaching out to the four corners of America and serve as important advocates as the NAD fights for equality.  Their responsibilities include ensuring that every decision of the NAD is aligned with the mission and vision of the NAD. However, it is with sadness that the NAD announces Larry Evans’ resignation as the Region III Board member for personal reasons.

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Submitted by admin—Wed, 13 May 2015

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In this month's AHA segment, NAD CEO Howard A. Rosenblum shares one of the things people have been talking about on Facebook, the appropriate use of ASL for the "National Association of the Deaf, NAD". If you're reading from your mobile, watch the video from here.

Submitted by admin—Tue, 12 May 2015

The NAD wishes to recognize Cathy Corrado as this month’s #NADhandwave recipient for her time and energy investing in the deaf and hard of hearing youth. Thanks to her efforts, the annual “Biztown” event which is part of the YMCA's Junior Achievement program, has helped give many local deaf and hard of hearing students an opportunity to learn about business, economics, finances and life-skills.

Submitted by admin—Wed, 06 May 2015

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We're waiting for you! Watch and learn what the five rounds look like from the 2014 competition. If you're reading from your mobile, watch here.

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