Deaf Awareness Month Highlight #12

Celebrate day 12 of Deaf Awareness month with the National Association of the Deaf!

The National Association of the Deaf (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. Established in 1880, the NAD was shaped by deaf leaders who believed in the right of the American deaf community to use sign language, to congregate on issues important to them, and to have its interests represented at the national level. These beliefs remain true to this day, with American Sign Language as a core value.

The NAD has valuable resources and programs for families, educators, seniors, and youth. Check out their resource page at

We especially enjoyed their production this year of the NAD Youth Summer Series, which you can find on YouTube.

Interesting history fact… the NAD was founded in 1880, the same year the infamous Milan Conference was held. The first president of the NAD was Robert P. McGregor, and you can see videos of him from 1913 at