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March 2012 Archives


NAD and KAD needs your help to make this year's NAD Conference a successful one. Please consider volunteering some of your time so that things will go smoothly at the conference.

Click here to sign up to volunteer!


The deadline for the special Early Bird I pricing for the "Combo Package" is February 29, 2012 March 15, 2012. HURRY and send in your registration now!

Download the Conference Combo Registration Form


The Conference Combo Registration Form and Brochure


Complete the online form at NAD's web site (please enter "KAD 2012" in the "Code" box at the bottom of the form).

Also, check out this new video from NAD, it truly embodies the spirit of the 51st Biennial NAD Conference!

NAD Conference and DeaFestival 2012 Information Update

The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) 2012 conference has been posted on NAD's website. Please check the NAD website at if you are interested in purchasing your ticket combo and hotel information.

The "Belle of Louisville" steamboat cruise offers a very nice boat ride which includes entertainment and fireworks on Wednesday night, July 4, 2012. Tickets, which are not included with the NAD registration combo, are $40.00 each. Tickets are limited so please hurry. If you have any questions, please email Sharon at

The NAD registration "early bird combo" is $135.00 if you purchase by February 29, 2012.

If you are interested in becoming an NAD member and/or giving a donation to NAD, please complete the Individual Membership/Donation Form and submit it to NAD.

Kentucky Association of the Deaf (KAD) is asking that you please support KAD's fundraising efforts by downloading the NAD Conference Registration Form here so that KAD will receive a share of the profits from NAD. The forms you download from the KAD website has a special code on them which ensures that KAD will get a share of the profits. KAD would sincerely appreciate it and it would help KAD with local efforts.

Don't miss THIS EVENT and please help spread the word about it to everyone. A week of "DEAF EVENTS" culminating in DeaFestival 2012, all day on Saturday July 7, 2012!

Many thanks for all your support! See you all in Louisville in July, 2012!! Happy Holidays!!

Click on the image below to see a message from Sharon White and Cole Zulauf!

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NAD Individual Membership/Donation Form
NAD Conference Registration Form
NAD Conference Hotel Reservation Form

NAD Contract Position Open

Hat Tip: NAD

The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) seeks a creative and dynamic proposal from individuals with savvy public relations, marketing, and social media skills for a contract effective April 1, 2012 to April 1, 2013.

The selected contractor will be responsible for assisting with the public relations, marketing, and social media of the Association. Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to: updating content on the Association’s official website; handling the Association’s official Facebook and Twitter accounts; coordinating and creating promotional materials such as brochures, flyers, and advertisements; producing annual reports; and creating and editing online advertisements and videos promoting the NAD.

Other key duties include the following: ensure follow through on projects from concept through completion with heavy input from staff members; collaborate with volunteer writers, web programmers, artists and designers; assist staff with questions and requests regarding public relations and marketing strategies; ensure that marketing materials are consistent with the Association’s mission.

The ideal contractor must be a self-starter with a high level of creativity and initiative. This person must possess a thorough understanding of public relations, marketing, and social media principles. We are looking for a team player with the ability to prioritize and handle multiple projects in an intense deadline-driven environment. The candidate must be highly organized, with a demonstrated willingness to acquire and continually update on technology and skills. Strong writing skills in English are required.

Fluency in ASL and general knowledge of deaf culture and heritage is required. Performance of duties at the NAD office in Silver Spring, MD is preferred.

Deadline: March 26, 2012

Interested individuals are asked to submit the following: cover letters and resumes for contractors and subcontractors; proposed monthly rate; three (3) letters of reference, and samples of work representing an ability to do the work described herein. This submitted package should be sent to the attention of:

Shane H. Feldman
Chief Operating Officer
Shane.feldman at
National Association of the Deaf
8630 Fenton Street, Suite 820
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3819

No telephone calls please.

Hands Alive - Volunters Needed!

A learning fair for all deaf and hard of hearing students in the Ohio Valley and Jefferson Co. Cooperatives Preschool - High School.

March 30, 2012 - 9:30 AM-1:30 PM - Louisville Baptist Deaf Church. Please consider volunteering!

See the flier...

Miss Deaf Kentucky presents "The Comedy Caravan"

Come join us for a night of laughs and support Miss Deaf Kentucky Sandra Mae Frank!

Saturday, March 24, 2012 at 8 p.m. in Louisville, KY

See the flier...

Workshops: "Enhancing System of Care Training: Serving Kentucky’s Families"

A note from Beth Potter and Michelle Niehaus


In partnership with KY SEED, the Division for Beahvioral Health Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services will be presenting a series of workshops on case management / resources related to hearing loss across the lifespan. Our morning session will focus on children's services and the afternoon will focus on adults. We have wonderful co-presenters including representatives from Seven Counties Services, OVR, Hands & Voices, CCSHN, Beyond Hearing Aids, and KCDHH.

Please spread the word to providers in your community.

Use the following instructions to complete your registration. You can also fax completed forms to 859-622-8609 to the attention of Beth Potter. Thanks!

  1. Save the Flyer / Registration Form to your desktop
  2. Fill out the form fields
  3. Save information
  4. Email as an attachment back to
--Beth Potter and Michelle Niehaus

Save The Dates!

  • March 2 : Elizabethtown
  • April 5 : Lexington
  • May 14 : Prestonsburg
  • June 1 : Hopkinsville

**venues to be announced**

Get the Flyer / Registration Form.

The Family Fun Walk Needs You to Step In and Take the Reins

"KyADAPT is seeking a new chair for the 2012 Family Fun Walk.

Over the past 4 years, under the leadership of Leah Hampton and Rita and Arlen Finke, the Fun Walk has grown into a successful and enjoyable event. It is our main fundraiser each year.

We are now looking for a new Coordinator/s for the 2012 event. It is scheduled for late September at Danville’s Millennium Park."

Get more info here...