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Iowa Association of the Deaf's

55th Biennial Conference (July 25-27, 2013)

at

Stoney Creek Inn, Johnston, Iowa

 

Welcome to IOWA ASSOCIATION OF THE DEAF, INC. site!


 

What is the IAD?


Iowa Association of the Deaf (IAD) began in 1881, one year after the National Association of the Deaf began. IAD has been incorporated since 1898. It is a state organization of, by, and for the deaf. Why did we start IAD back in 1881? We wanted to make sure the needs of Iowa deaf were met. We wanted to make sure we had a way to support and encourage each other. We wanted to work on issues affecting our education, our work, and our everyday lives. Iowa Association of the Deaf is an affiliate of the National Association of the Deaf (NAD).

If you want to become a member of the IAD, you can click here to get an IAD membership application form.

 Updated April 10, 2014

 

 

 

Deaf Capitol Day

 

Monday, April 14, 2014

9:00 am to 12:00 pm

East 9th and Grand Ave

Des Moines, IA

(Public Entrance on Southeast and West side of building)

 

Come One, Come all!  You don’t want to miss this!

Highlights:

  •       This is a day for Deaf and Hard of Hearing from all over Iowa to come to the Capitol to
    • RAISE AWARENESS 
    • TO ADVOCATE FOR OUR FUTURE!
  •       Get together with Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Iowa School for the Deaf, and mainstream students
  •       Meet your State Legislator
  •       This is to show Legislators that there are many Deaf and Hard of Hearing people out there! 
  •       Capitol Tour – (time to be announced later)

 

Speakers:

  •       Iowa Association of the Deaf (IAD) Kathy Miller, President
  •       Office of Deaf Services (DSCI)
  •       Deaf Coalition of Iowa (DCI) Bob Vizzini, Chairperson
  •       Iowa School for the Deaf Alumni Association (ISDAA) Barb Carlin, Chairperson
  •       Junior National Association of the Deaf
  •       National Association of the Deaf (NAD) Richard McCowin, NAD Region II

 

 

For more information:  

Contact IAD President Kathy Miller at: iadpresident@aol.com

or

Elaine Pudans, Chairperson at bobcat665e@aol.com

For accommodations, please contact Kathy Miller or Elaine Pudans by April 7, 2014




Iowa School for the Deaf Bobcat News

 

September News Click here 
October News  Click here
November News  Click here
January News Click here
February Click here
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Join Us for the 14th Biennial

 

National Campvention of the Deaf

Hosted by Iowa Deaf Campers

June 15-22, 2014

Amana Colonies RV Park, Amana, Iowa

(Near Cedar Rapids or Iowa City)

 

For more information, click here



Announcement:

Jerry Siders, The Sign Language Editor, makes an announcement that he would like to collect news items, announcements, items of interests, etc., for next issue (May-Juneissue).   If you have a news item, an announcement, an item of interests to share with The Sign Language readers, you can send it to his through Don's email address: mailto:jsiders@aol.com  Deadline for May-June issue is April 12, 2014.