Deaf Organizations

National and State Associations


Region III

Alabama Association of the Deaf (AAD)


Region IV

Alaska Deaf Council


Region IV

Arizona Association of the Deaf (AZAD)


Region III

Arkansas Association of the Deaf (AAD)


Region IV

California Association of the Deaf (CAD)


Region IV

Colorado Association of the Deaf (CAD)


Region I

Connecticut Association of the Deaf (CAD)


Region I

Delaware Association of the Deaf (DAD)

District of Columbia

Region I

District of Columbia Association of the Deaf (DCAD)


Region III

Florida Association of the Deaf (FAD)


Region III

Georgia Association of the Deaf (GAD)


Region IV

Aloha State Association of the Deaf (ASAD)


Region IV

Idaho Association of the Deaf (IAD)


Region II

Illinois Association of the Deaf (IAD)


Region II

Indiana Association of the Deaf (IAD)


Region II

Iowa Association of the Deaf (IAD)


Region II

Kansas Association of the Deaf (KAD)


Region II

Kentucky Association of the Deaf (KAD)



Louisiana Association of the Deaf (LAD)


Region I

Maine Association of the Deaf (MeAD)


Region I

Maryland Association of the Deaf (MDAD)


Region I

Massachusetts State Association of the Deaf (MSAD)


Region II

Michigan Deaf Association (MDA)


Region II

Minnesota Association of Deaf Citizens (MADC)


Region III

Mississippi Association of the Deaf (MAD)


Region II

Missouri Association of the Deaf (MoAD)


Region IV

Montana Association of the Deaf (MAD)


Region II

Nebraska Association of the Deaf (NeAD)


Region IV

Nevada Association of the Deaf (NVAD)

New Hampshire

Region I

New Hampshire Association of the Deaf (NHAD)

New Jersey

Region I

New Jersey Association of the Deaf (NJAD)

New Mexico

Region IV

New Mexico Association of the Deaf (NMAD)

New York

Region I

Empire State Association of the Deaf (ESAD)

North Carolina

Region III

North Carolina Association of the Deaf (NCAD)

North Dakota

Region II

North Dakota Association of the Deaf (NDAD)


Region II

Ohio Association of the Deaf (OAD)


Region III

Oklahoma Association of the Deaf (OAD)


Region IV

Oregon Association of the Deaf (OAD)


Region I

Pennsylvania Society for the Advancement of the Deaf (PSAD)

Rhode Island

Region I

Rhode Island Association of the Deaf (RIAD)

South Carolina

Region III

South Carolina Association of the Deaf (SCAD)

South Dakota

Region II

South Dakota Association of the Deaf (SDAD)


Region III

Tennessee Association of the Deaf (TAD)


Region III

Texas Association of the Deaf (TAD)


Region IV

Utah Association for the Deaf (UAD)


Region I

Vermont Association of the Deaf (VTAD)


Region I

Virginia Association of the Deaf (VAD)


Region IV

Washington State Association of the Deaf (WSAD)

West Virginia

Region I

West Virginia Association of the Deaf (WVAD)


Region II

Wisconsin Association of the Deaf (WAD)


3R: Revisit, Rethink, Reeducate

Facebook page that discusses different Social Justice subjects related to the Deaf community


Facebook page that shares many stories and videos about Deafness, Deaf culture, and Deaf people

American Association of the Deaf Blind

AADB is a national consumer organization of, by, and for deaf-blind Americans and their supporters. “Deaf-blind” includes all types and degrees of dual vision and hearing loss.

American Society for Deaf Children

ASDC is a organization that emphasizes language acquisition for Deaf children and provides information for parents, deaf community and educators

Baby Hearing

Information and resources for parents with a baby that is experiencing loss of hearing.


Organization that helps parents and families understand hearing loss, and the diverse needs of children who are deaf or hard of hearing.

CAD Website

California Association of the Deaf, a statewide organization that aims to preserve, protect, and promote linguistic, human, and civil rights for all Deaf Californians

California State Universty Northridge – NCOD

CSUN is an Universty here in California with a strong Deaf program

Clerc Center Resources

Resources that the Clerc Center at Gallaudet University has gathered for education of Deaf/HH kids

Council de Manos

Council de Manos believes in empowering the Latinx Deaf community through social justice awareness, education, preservation of culture and heritage, and self advocacy for youth


Deaf Education And Families Project is an organization that empowers families with D/HH children, connecting them with services and educational opportunities.


DawnSignPress publishes deaf culture-related videos and books, and this site has some for sale.

Deaf Access Program catalog

Website that lists the main eight organizations working for Deaf and HH people in California

Deaf and HH Resources

Information on laws and other Deaf/HH related resources

Deaf Community Services

Our website, we serve all D/HH in San Diego County

Deaf Heart

Organization in north San Diego County that focuses on deaf teenagers and adults, ages 15-30

Deaf Latinos Organization

The Facebook for the Deaf Latinos Organization

Deaf West Theatre

Deaf theatre company, focused on sign language and Deaf culture

Described and Captioned Media Program

The Described and Captioned Media Program provides premium media designed for students with disabilities and leads as a resource for families and teachers, supported by the Department of Education.

Diisablity Rights California

DRC is the largest disability rights group in the nation. Federal law established DRC to protect and advocate for the rights of people with disabilities

Early Start Program

State of California website focused on Early Start program for children with disabilities

Exceptional Family Resource Center

Organization that wants to provide support, information and education for families of children with disabilities and the professionals who assist these families.


The world’s only Deaf university, a liberal arts university with a strong focus on ASL access in the classroom and on campus

Gallaudet Youth Programs

Gallaudet University has a variety of youth programs for Deaf and HH children in school, nationwide

Hands & Voices

Organization that offers a variety of resources for Deaf and HH children

Hands & Voices Military Project

Resources and information for military families with DHH children

Hands Up San Diego

Local group that focuses on hosting events for the community in ASL

Intersectional Souls

Intersectional Souls is a project to provide the opportunity for Black Deaf Youth and role models to come together and learn from one another.


A branch of the NAD that is open to students 7th grade through 12th in a effort to foster leadership and increase interaction with other Deaf students


Organization that focuses on ending language deprivation for Deaf kids 0-5

NAD Resources

Resources that the NAD has collected related to law, education, and several other things

NAD Website

The 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.

National Asian Deaf Congress USA

NADC is a non-profit organization whose mission is to define and address the cultural, political and social issues experienced by Asians who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing.

National Black Deaf Advocates

NBDA is the leading advocacy organization of Black Deaf and Hard of Hearing people in the United States.


A resource center focused on Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) that seeks to provide audiological, educational, and medical intervention for Deaf and HH children


National Technical Institute for the Deaf at Rochester Institute of Technology is a Community College for the Deaf in New York, with a strong Deaf program in RIT

Nyle DiMarco Foundation

Organization that serves as a philanthropic resource for other organizations, institutions and individuals working toward the improvement of Deaf lives

Parent Links

Organization that connects parents of Deaf/HH kids to other parents of D/HH kids

The Positive Parenting Program PPP

Helps parents find positive solutions to common childhood behavior issues

Special Needs .com

Special Needs (children with disability) information and essential resources

Stephanie D Johnson (Najima)

Stephanie Johnson is a culturally Black woman who has been a strong advocate and a community educator for many years. She provides workshops to better understand Intersectionality, and social justice.

Team of Advocates for Special Kids

TASK is an organization that helps families navigate special education, disability services, and assistive technology.\

The Daily Moth

Facebook page that is focused on bringing current news stories to the Deaf world in ASL

Transformative Deaf Education

Organization that promotes Social Justice in Deaf Education

Focusing on Early Accessible Language

Experts discuss accessible language access in a 30 minute video.