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National Asian Deaf Congress (NADC)

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Resource Name: National Asian Deaf Congress

Associated Organization: 

Country of Origin: USA

Address: P. O. Box 78

City: Dekalb

State or Province: IL

ZIP or Postal Code: 60115



Email: nadcusa@aol.com 

Site Summary:  

Our History
The seeds of NADC were planted during the first national conference, Access Silent Asia, for deaf and hard of hearing Asian people and their families at San Francisco, CA in 1994. After several years of discussion and planning, NADC was formally implemented in March 1997 during the second conference, Let's Break Down the Walls of Silence at Los Angeles, CA. The collaborative efforts of individuals and organizations for deaf people led to widespread interest in forming a national organization to recognize and preserve Asian deaf cultural heritage, identity and history.

Our Mission
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. NADC is strengthened by the diversity of its members and organizations who represent various geographic regions, languages, religions, cultures and generations. NADC will also strive to provide education, empowerment, and leadership for its respective members and organizations.

Our Objectives
To advocate and provide a network of resources on political, social, human rights and other concerns of the Asian deaf and hard of hearing community; to provide training opportunities for employment, education and leadership; to promote cultural and ethnic identities, as well as share and celebrate history, heritage and traditions; to promote collaborative relationships and alliances among Asian deaf and hard of hearing individuals, communities, organizations and professionals; to empower the individual, family and community by encouraging positive self-esteem, communication and professionals; to establish a national clearinghouse of information and research; to provide immigration and acculturation assistance, support and technical / communication assistance.

 Quoted from the Web Site

Disability Association(s): Deafness and Hearing Impairments

Internet Location: http://www.nadc-usa.org/index.html 

Internet Resource Type: Web Site

Resource Type: Deafness and Hearing Impairment Resource



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