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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.

NAD Announces New Board Members

Mon, 11 Aug 2014

The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) today announces that its Board of Directors for 2014-2016 is now fully complete with the appointment of three new members. Joining existing and recently elected Board Members, we are delighted to welcome Sherri Collins as the new Region IV Board Member, and Alicia Lane-Outlaw and Pamela Lloyd-Ogoke as Appointed Board Members.

Another Birthday For George Veditz!

Mon, 11 Aug 2014

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The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) each year celebrates August 13th as George Veditz’ birthday.  He is well known for his preservation and promotion of sign language.  One of his famous quotes reminds us of our mission, “As long as we have deaf people on earth, we will have signs.”

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Submitted by admin—Fri, 05 Sep 2014

Congratulations Dr. Al Mehl for receiving September 2014’s #NADHandwave!  Al has been very involved in newborn hearing screening since 1992 and took an integral part in passing Colorado’s newborn hearing legislation in 1997. The reason he’s being recognized this month is because of his recent opinion piece in the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)’s newsletter on how to talk about being deaf, and what makes one “disabled” (or not!). 

Submitted by admin—Tue, 26 Aug 2014

The NAD introduces Hugh Farquhar as this month’s #NADHandwave recipient! He’s well known for his many years spent on a small island in Connecticut, as an archery instructor before eventually becoming the Director of Camp Isola Bella. 

Submitted by admin—Thu, 21 Aug 2014

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The NAD strongly supports the efforts of Keith Nolan and others to ensure that deaf and hard of hearing people have the opportunity to serve our country in uniform. We, like many of our members, were deeply inspired by Keith Nolan’s 2011 TedxIslay conference speech, which has over 150 thousand views on YouTube. The NAD has been working closely with Mr. Nolan over the past three years gathering support in Congress. The NAD strongly supports S.1864 and H.R. 5296.

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