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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 Efforts Lead to CDL Updates

Fri, 17 Oct 2014

October 2014 was a great month for deaf and hard of hearing truckers in the United States, with a long-awaited rule clarification and a historic meeting! The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) appreciates the efforts of leaders within the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) in working with us to change the system.

NAD Responds to Police Brutality Towards Deaf/Hard of Hearing

Wed, 08 Oct 2014

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The NAD CEO Howard A. Rosenblum discusses police brutality towards deaf and hard of hearing individuals.  
 
 
Video description and transcript: 
 
Video fades to soft blue and white background with the National Association of the Deaf (NAD) logo centered. Video fades to white then fades to Howard A. Rosenblum, NAD CEO, in the NAD Headquarters. The NAD logo appears as a light watermark in the bottom right.
 
HOWARD: I'd like to discuss a serious situation that recently happened in Florida.

Save Austine School Rally & March

Mon, 29 Sep 2014

Several NAD representatives attended the march and rally to show support for the Austine School for the Deaf in Vermont on Saturday, September 27, 2014.  View photos here.

NAD Retreat in Connecticut

Mon, 22 Sep 2014

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Watch President Wagner's short Board Report taken at Camp Isola Bella above.  [Video description and transcript available below]

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Submitted by admin—Fri, 17 Oct 2014

The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) applauds Mary Essex’s leadership in the past few weeks on behalf of the Vermont Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, and the Austine School for the Deaf in Vermont.  Mary is the President of the Vermont Association of the Deaf (VTAD) and is also a proud alumna of the Austine School for the Deaf.  To bring attention to the unfortunate closure of the center and school, she got people together to plan a huge march and rally within a few weeks after the closing of the center was announced.

Submitted by admin—Tue, 16 Sep 2014

Wendy Brehm hails from Maryland and had various experiences in education growing up. She attended the Kendall Demonstration Elementary School (KDES) then went to Eleanor Roosevelt High School (ERHS) for her first two years of high school. Later, she transferred to Don Bosco Cristo Rey (DBCR), a private school for one year, then graduated from the Model Secondary School for the Deaf (MSSD) in June 2014.

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!).