National Association of the Deaf



To nominate someone who deserves a #NADHandwave, one must submit a brief explanation of how a certain person embodies the NAD’s spirit. For some people who are deserving of this recognition, a simple 200-word explanation is not enough to capture everything that the person has done for our community! Lori Wakat is one of those people who have given so much and deserves a #NADHandwave from our community.

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Are you ready for the Junior NAD Conference in Florida this November?! Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind (FSDB) Jr. NAD members announce the conference theme. 
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NAD President Chris Wagner shares an update regarding the five priorities and upcoming events in this month's segment. Transcript and video description can be found here.

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In this second installment of Ask Howard Anything, NAD CEO Howard A. Rosenblum encourages the community to email letters of support for William Hoy to be inducted into the National Baseball's Hall of Fame.
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In honor of Women’s History Month, the NAD is excited to recognize Janice Rosen as a recipient for this month’s #NADhandwave!  Janice Rosen is the Deaf Services Librarian in the Center for Accessibility at the DC Public Library, and has been since 1993.  Not only has she ensured access at the library for nearly the entire effective period of the Americans with Disabilities Act, but she has also been a wealth of information for the deaf and hard of hearing community by sharing postings about community and library events.

Do you live in Chicago? Are you near the area?  The NAD Board of Directors would like to meet you! Come and join us at the NAD Town Hall meeting on Saturday, April 18, 6:30p-9p (MOPD Field Office, 2102 W. Ogden Avenue, Chicago, IL).

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Samantha Altneu grew up in Central New Jersey.  She attended New York University (NYU), where she completed her Bachelor of Science in Social Work and Master of Social Work degrees.

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.