NAD News

The NAD is the nation's premier civil rights organization of, by and for deaf and hard of hearing individuals in the United States of America.
  1. March 8th is International Women’s Day, some of our board members share advice to their younger selves. What advice would you give to your younger self? #InternationalWomensDay #IWD2019 #DeafWomenHistoryMonth
  2. The annual National Deaf Youth Day on March 6th celebrates the unique identity of deaf and hard of hearing youth and their accomplishments. For the first time this year, the NAD will co-host a mock interview event with four Jr. NAD chapters, one from each region, for deaf and hard of hearing students. This new... Read more »
  3. The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) sends this letter to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) in response to the open call for comments on the proposed position statement prepared by the ASHA Ad Hoc Committee to Develop a Position Statement that American Sign Language is a Distinct Natural Language. (PDF available). March 3, 2019... Read more »
  4. The National Association of the Deaf mourns the passing of Thomas Jefferson Dillon III on February 13, 2019, at the age of 64 years. Known to everyone as Tom, he was well known in the New Mexico deaf and hard of hearing community. Tom was the son of Dr. Thomas Dillon who was the first deaf... Read more »
  5. Suppose you, as a deaf person, go to a hospital with a hearing family member that needs treatment or has an appointment and you are not the one getting treated or looked at for medical care — does the law allow you to have an interpreter in that situation? #AskHoward Explore our list of advocacy letters.