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Tawny Holmes, NAD Education Policy Counsel, gives an update! She discusses the Education Advocates program, various policy work, and the Education Strategy Team (EST).  Further information can be found: www.nad.org/EducationAdvocates. Video description and transcript is available here. If you're reading this from your mobile, view the video here.
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NAD President Chris Wagner invites you to join us at the next Biennial NAD Conference!  If you're reading this from your mobile, view the exciting announcement here. Check out our #NAD2016 Conference website here!
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NAD Board Region IV Representative David Reynolds from the Education Strategy Team (EST) and NAD Appointed-Board Member Alicia Lane-Outlaw from the Outreach Committee give a brief update.  If you're reading this from your mobile, view their report here.
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NAD CEO Howard A. Rosenblum gives an update about streaming media in the air.  The AHA Series is also available at www.nad.org/AHA.  If you're reading this from your mobile, please view the video here.

With 2016 underway, the National Association of the Deaf (NAD) is thrilled to recognize Lauren Searls this month. She recently won an important court case against Johns Hopkins Hospital (JHH) after they withdrew their job offer upon learning that ASL interpreters are needed as a reasonable accommodation.

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We’re pretty lucky to have you rootin’ for us.  We extend our warm wishes for a prosperous new 2016 to you and yours! If you're reading this from your mobile, watch the video here.

As we watch 2015 come to a close, we are excited to recognize Darlene Ewan as this month’s #NADhandwave recipient!  A Washington, D.C. native, Darlene is an educator of the deaf and her passions include advocacy for deaf people and deaf youth.

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NAD CEO Howard A. Rosenblum briefly wraps up the year 2015 and invites the community to consider presenting, exhibiting, sponsoring, volunteering for the NAD Conference in Phoenix, Arizona.  You can find preliminary information at www.nad.org/2016phoenix. The AHA Series is also available at www.nad.org/AHA. If you're reading this from your mobile, watch the video here.

Are you interested in first-hand experience with government advocacy and legal activism at one of the most innovative law and advocacy centers in the country? Apply now to intern at the National Association of the Deaf Law and Advocacy Center this summer! You can get an NAD internship, thanks to the Nancy J. Bloch Leadership & Advocacy Scholarship stipend awards.

The application deadline is February 19, 2016.

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Today, Chris and Donna Cantrell filed a lawsuit against the Mountain States Health Alliance regarding its hospital Johnson City Medical Center (JCMC) in Johnson City, TN. The complaint alleges that JCMC refused to provide qualified sign language interpreters to allow the Cantrells to participate in their daughter’s medical care during a six-month period as she died of cancer and the Cantrells spent nearly every moment by her side.

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