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As our future leaders return to school for the new year, we are excited to recognize Jasi Kennedy, a student at the Texas School for the Deaf (TSD) in Austin, Texas! The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) recognizes her budding leadership including for her testimony before the Texas State Legislature regarding the importance of preserving the Texas School for the Deaf. This particular accomplishment came naturally to Jasi after watching her parents’ involvement in the community and legislative activism.  

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For this month's AHA segment, NAD President joins NAD CEO Howard A. Rosenblum at the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) Congress in Turkey. The AHA Series is also available at www.nad.org/AHA.  If you're reading this from your mobile, watch the video here.
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Have you been asked by your VRS provider to share your last four digits of your Social Security Number (SSN)?  Watch Zainab explain why the FCC is requiring all VRS providers to share personal information with the FCC. If you're reading this from your mobile, view the video here.

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.

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