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National Association of the Deaf:


"The National Association of the Deaf was founded by deaf people in 1853. Deaf people realized that if anyone was to resolve their problems, it would have to be themselves. At their first convention in 1880, the delegates resolved " .. to bring the close contact and to deliberate on the needs of the deaf as a class. We have interests peculiar to ourselves which can be taken care of by ourselves." The NAD routinely publishes and books and articles on deafness. Since 1971, the national headquarters has been located in Silver Spring, Maryland."(Source:  "National Association of the Deaf" from On the Other Hand by Dr. Elaine Costello. South Carolina Department of Education, 1992. p. 14")

The NAD used to publish a newspaper called "The Broadcaster."  Now it publishes the "NADmag" and the NADezine.  NADezine subscriptions are open to anyone-- NAD membership is not required. Published twice a month, the NADezine averages over 2,000 subscribers with an estimated readership of over 4,000 due to forwarded emails."  (Source: 3/1/05)

To give you a better understanding of the NAD I'm providing below a sample of a membership renewal confirmation email that they sent me (minus personal information). [-- Bill Vicars]

5/23/2006 7:04:13 AM PST
Thank you for renewing your NAD membership. Please save this email or print it out for your records.
Your profile information is included below:
Name:             William Vicars
Address line 1:
Address line 2:
Your payment information:
Payment: 40.00
Donation: .00
Payment ID: 

You will receive your new NAD membership card with your new expiration date in the mail. Don't forget that your NAD memberhsip benefits include:

  • One year subscription to the NADmag, a full-color magazine distributed six times a year
  • Discount on NAD Biennial Conference registration
  • Access to the Members Only Area of the NAD website

Take full advantage of the NAD website -- use your username and password to access the NAD Members Only Area at Take Action on issues that impact the deaf and hard of hearing community at Visit the NAD website often to keep up with news, issues, and NAD Conference details!

If you do not have a username and password for the NAD website, please register now at:

Moving soon? Changing your email address? You can edit your profile information online at:

Please contact me at:

Kelly K. Aziz
Nad Membership Department


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