National Association of the Deaf


Have you met Michael Kwame Agyin?  The NAD learned about him through the National Black Deaf Advocates (NBDA) celebration of Black History Month – we believe you should learn about him and his work too!  He has over 15 years of experience in working with youth with disabilities in California.

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Got a question you've been wanting to ask the NAD CEO, Howard A. Rosenblum? Looking for some clarification regarding a lawsuit? Wondering what the status is about something? The NAD is thrilled to begin a new video series, "Ask Howard Anything" to give YOU an opportunity to have your questions answered. Further information about online video clips can be found here.

The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) introduces Ashley Clark Fry as this month’s #NADhandwave recipient! Ashley is a deaf woman from Wyoming who promotes American Sign Language (ASL) in just 15 seconds using social media. 

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Mark Ramirez, NAD YLC Camp Director, makes an announcement about National Association of the Deaf (NAD) Youth Leadership Camp (YLC) staff application and its requirements. The staff application deadline is Sunday, February 8, 2015. The Camp takes place in Stayton, Oregon.  

The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) and PepsiCo announced today that actress Treshelle Edmond has been selected to bring the beauty of American Sign Language (ASL) to one of the most popular sports and entertainment events of the year – Super Bowl Sunday.

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Do you live near Portland, Oregon? The NAD, Registry of Interpreters, Inc (RID), Oregon RID, and the Oregon Association of the Deaf (OAD) invite you to attend the town hall forum at 7pm on Saturday, January 17th in Portland, Oregon! Please join and bring your issues to us!  This forum is sponsored by the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program at Portland State University, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Portland State University, and Portland State University. 
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Meet the volunteers who serve on the NAD Board of Directors! Enjoy this brief teaser with all the individual Board members.  Full length videos for the individual Board member is available online!

The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) introduces Melissa Yingst-Huber as this month’s #NADhandwave recipient!  You may know her as a school counselor at the Phoenix Day School for the Deaf (PDSD), a news anchor for Deaf and Hearing Network, or even as the Vice-President of the Phoenix Deaf Women Organization.  She embodies the NAD spirit in every ‘hat’ she’s got on.