National Association of the Deaf (NAD)

National Association of the Deaf (NAD)

National Association of the Deaf
8630 Fenton Street, Suite 820
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3876

301-587-1788 Voice
301-587-1789 TTY
301-587-1791 FAX

NADinfo@nad.org Email
http://www.nad.org/ Website

NAD National Conventions

The National Association of the Deaf (NAD), established in 1880, is the oldest and largest constituency organization safeguarding the accessibility and civil rights of 28 million deaf and hard of hearing Americans in education, employment, health care, and telecommunications.

A private, non-profit organization, the NAD is a dynamic federation of 51 state association affiliates including the District of Columbia, organizational affiliates, and direct members.

Programs and activities include grassroots advocacy and empowerment, captioned media, certification of American Sign Language professionals; certification of sign language interpreters; deafness-related information and publications, legal assistance, policy development and research, public awareness, and youth leadership development.

Headquartered in Silver Spring, Maryland, the NAD also has program offices in Spartanburg, South Carolina and Morganton, North Carolina.

NAD National Conventions

The NAD national conventions are held every two years.

The 2004 convention will be held July 5 – 10 in Kansas City, MO

Here’s the scoop on the 2002 convention in Washington DC.