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This lists all Latest News items from the NAD and its affiliates. It also includes news items from outside groups on topics that are in line with the mission of the NAD. Media queries: please use our Contact form.

Honoring Douglas Bahl: Co-Founder of the Miss Deaf America Program

Fri, 24 Jan 2014

The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) mourns the loss of Douglas Bahl, a extraordinary individual and a long-time supporter of the Miss Deaf America Program (MDAP) -- now revamped as the Youth Ambassador Program (YAP) -- under NAD Youth Programs.

2014 NAD YLC Applications Now Available!

Sat, 18 Jan 2014

The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) is pleased to announce that the 2014 NAD Youth Leadership Camp (YLC) will take place from July 21 through August 17. The Camp will take place at Camp Taloali, which features 111 acres of forested land located in the foothills of Oregon’s Cascade Mountains. Embark on this unforgettable journey this summer with NAD YLC. Camper and staff application forms are now online. The camper and staff application deadline is March 7, 2014. Apply today!

Share your work! Present at the NAD Conference!

Mon, 06 Jan 2014

Share your hard work on that research project or your great idea for the betterment of deaf and hard of hearing people! Look no further, submit your proposal for the 2014 Biennial NAD Conference in Atlanta, Georgia on July 1-5, 2014!  There is no better place to showcase your work, idea, plan, or project. Come and present to improve society or to promote your work!

Letter to Seattle Men's Chorus from the NAD, WSAD, RID and WSRID

Thu, 26 Dec 2013

December 24, 2013

Frank Stilwagner 
Executive Director
Seattle Men’s Chorus Flying House Productions
319 12th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122-5504

Dear Mr. Stilwagner:

Medical Student Obtains Access

Fri, 20 Dec 2013


Omaha, Nebraska – The final barrier to a medical education fell today in the historic case of Michael Argenyi v. Creighton University.   After a four year legal battle, a federal judge ordered Creighton University to provide captioning and interpreters so that Michael Argenyi can at long last complete his medical education.

Jenny Buechner Appointed to the NAD Board

Mon, 16 Dec 2013


The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) Board of Directors is pleased to announce the selection of Jenny Buechner as the Region II Representative to fill the remainder of the 2012-2016 term for the late Michael Berger.

NAD Responds to Interpreter at Nelson Mandela’s Memorial Service

Wed, 11 Dec 2013

The National Association of the Deaf (NAD), the premier civil rights organization for deaf and hard of hearing individuals in the United States, responds to the urgent concern regarding the interpreter on stage during Nelson Mandela’s Memorial Service on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 with three points. 

¡The NAD en Español!

Wed, 11 Dec 2013

The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) is thrilled to announce that its website has information in Spanish!  Go to, and you will see an orange tab “En Español” at the top right.  The NAD recognizes the importance of need to provide our information in Spanish to better promote and protect the civil, human and linguistic rights of all deaf people in the U.S.

Remembering Michael Berger

Tue, 12 Nov 2013

The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) mourns the loss of a current Board Member and dear friend. A NAD Board Member for Region II, Michael Berger passed away at the age of 49 on November 8, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois, after suffering a severe stroke from which he never recovered.

ACTION ALERT: Ask Your Senator to Ratify the CRPD!

Mon, 04 Nov 2013

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Menendez has scheduled two hearings to discuss the Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities (#CRPD) in November! 

Senator Menendez and the Committee's Ranking Republican Senator Bob Corker need to hear from everyone; they are logging all call and contacts made state by state. Your help spreading the word will determine if and when we get floor time for passage of this treaty!  It is time for action NOW!

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