Transformation: loss to wholeness, deficit to possibility, deafness to Deafhood.

  • Knows and cherishes the Deaf community.
  • Explores the needs of the community and ways to address them.
  • Identifies trends that affect the community such as audism, activism, and re-framing.
  • Realizes a better future for our community, the world and ourselves.
  • Invests in the community through annual funding of community projects such as grants.

Honor A Friend






Paddy’s Corner

Dr. Ladd coined the word “Deafhood” to describe positive ways of being Deaf in spite of the discrimination and oppression, and to present a framework to understand our past, work within the present, and plan for the future.