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The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) wishes to respond to the outpouring of concern, opposition, and support regarding the choice of South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard as a plenary presenter during the 51st Biennial NAD Conference to be held July 3-7, 2012 in Louisville, Kentucky. As announced previously, Governor Daugaard is unable to attend the NAD Conference.
As president of the National Association of the Deaf (NAD), I am pleased to issue a Call to the Conference. Please join us on July 3-7, 2012 at the 51st Biennial NAD Conference at the Hyatt Regency Louisville and the Kentucky International Convention Center.
Happy holidays from all of us at the National Association of the Deaf!
Through our hard work in 2011, we accomplished a great deal! As we approach 2012, we count on your donations to continue working to fulfill our mission of preserving, protecting and promoting the civil, human and linguistic rights of deaf and hard of hearing people.
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We give thanks to all of our supporters for helping us take giant steps toward a future of true equality for deaf and hard of hearing Americans in 2011.
The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) has been very busy, and has attended many state conferences and rallies. We are also busy attending meetings with various government entities including the Department of Education, the Department of Labor, the Department of Justice, and the Federal Communications Commission. As we have been busy with these conferences, rallies, and meetings, there have been lively discussions about what the NAD has been doing via social media.
The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) is pleased to announce a banner year in advocacy and operations for fiscal year 2010-2011, which ends on March 31, 2011. The NAD starts fiscal year 2011-2012 on April 1, 2011 in strong financial health with exciting prospects for growth.
Greetings. Schools for the deaf across the nation are facing a severe crisis and we need you to act now. Some are under threat of closure, some face drastic budget cuts that would underfund the school, and others face challenges to promoting an environment where education and interaction is provided visually, in American Sign Language.
We did it! Together, we had a wildly successful year with advocacy accomplishments too numerous to list here. Our 50th Biennial NAD Conference in Philadelphia, PA exceeded expectations and plans are underway for 2012 in Louisville, KY. Thanks to your support, we now have stable operations at headquarters and we're working towards a better, brighter future for the benefit of all!
The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) sent a letter to the 21st International Congress on the Education of the Deaf (21st Congress) requesting that they grant official recognition to the use of sign language as a civil, human and linguistic right, particularly in educational settings.