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On this month of celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, it is only fitting that the NAD recognizes L. Dara Baldwin as this month’s #NADhandwave recipient. Dara is well-known within the Washington, DC metropolitan area, as well as nationally, as a dedicated advocate for all civil rights including disability rights.

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The NAD Outreach Committee invites YOU to fill out a community survey. NAD Outreach Committee member Tracy Ivy shares your reply will help the committee make recommendations to the NAD Board to improve your NAD experience. If you're reading this on your mobile, watch the video here.

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For June's AHA segment, Howard A. Rosenblum discusses Video Remote Interpreting (VRI). The AHA Series is also available at www.nad.org/AHA. If you're reading from your mobile, you can view the video here.

Deaf and hard of hearing people live throughout the world, and many of them come to the United States in search of education, employment, and/or a better life. Demir Bekiri, this month’s #NADhandwave recipient, is one of those remarkable deaf individuals who came into the United States and not only found everything he was looking for, but also devoted his life to sharing the American Dream with so many others who came after him.

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How do you sign the "National Association of the Deaf"? We're curious to see if anyone has a better way of signing the organization's name!  Do you have an ASL sign idea to share with us? Send it in by July 1, 2015! The winning sign will be announced at the NAD Leadership Training Conference (NLTC) in Birmingham, Alabama this September. If you're reading this from your mobile, view the video here.
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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.

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 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.

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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.