About SDAD

The mission of to preserve, protect, and promote the civil, human, and linguistic rights and quality of life of deaf and hard of hearing individuals in the state of South Dakota. Furthermore, to furnish advocacy, aid and resources by all possible means to deaf and hard of hearing citizens of South Dakota and to encourage cooperation among all diverse organizations of deaf and hard of hearing citizens in the said State.

 

The South Dakota Association of the Deaf, Inc., (SDAD) is a statewide nonprofit organization serving the deaf and hard of hearing South Dakota citizens and their families. Established in 1900, SDAD has advocated for the rights of deaf and hard of hearing persons so that they can more fully participate in all aspects of society and life – without barriers. SDAD is committed to opening the doors of opportunity to deaf and hard of hearing people living in South Dakota. SDAD also promotes activities where deaf and hearing people can come together to learn about, understand, and value each other.

SDAD is a state association affiliated with the National Association of the Deaf.