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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.

President Updates -- November 2016

Wed, 30 Nov 2016

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NAD President Melissa gives an update about the five priorities, working with other organizations, and how to work with the local law enforcement, fire departments, EMTs, and other safety personnel. Also included in this video update is the announcement of where #NAD2020 will be held!  View the 2016-2018 Priorities. If you're reading this from your mobile, watch the video here.

A Unique Internship Opportunity!

Mon, 07 Nov 2016

A first-hand experience with government advocacy and legal activism at one of the most innovative law and advocacy centers in the country awaits for your internship interest! Join the National Association of the Deaf Law and Advocacy Center as an intern this summer -- made possible with the Nancy J. Bloch Leadership & Advocacy Scholarship stipend awards.

Interested applicants are asked to submit their application online by Friday, January 13, 2017.

Deaf Citizen Sues Oklahoma Legislature

Mon, 31 Oct 2016

Oklahoma City, OK – Johnny Reininger, Jr., a deaf Oklahoman filed suit today against the State of Oklahoma and the Oklahoma Senate and House of Representatives for the failure of the Oklahoma legislature to caption hearings and other proceedings streamed online.

Fall Board Meeting Recap

Fri, 28 Oct 2016

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In her monthly video update, NAD President Melissa Draganac-Hawk discusses about the Board's first meeting in D.C. and Maryland, the five priorities, three new appointed board members, and where and when the next board meeting will take place. Enjoy the photos of the Fall Board meeting here!

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Submitted by admin—Tue, 29 Nov 2016

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Do you remember these?  The NAD is celebrating #GIVINGTUESDAY by going back time, via fold and play style! Donate today at  If you're reading this from your mobile, watch the video here.

Submitted by admin—Mon, 28 Nov 2016

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What happened in Henniker, New Hampshire? #deafhistoryTHAT #ASLstories  If you're reading this from your mobile, watch the video here.

Submitted by admin—Wed, 23 Nov 2016

For this month’s #NADhandwave, the NAD introduces Carlos Aponte-Salcedo, a Nuyorican (a Puerto Rican from New York)!  Carlos is a Mental Health Center coordinator at the Lexington School for the Deaf. Carlos works with many Lexington students but has worked diligently to expand on services and resources for Latino families and students.  At the school, Carlos volunteers his time by being involved with the Diversity Committee, Lexington Strong (a club that promotes school pride), and the Parent Staff Association.

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