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Benefits to being an individual member or organizational affiliate include but is not limited to:


  • Representation at the state level on legislative and government issues.


  • Representation for national human rights (National Association of the Deaf) to continue to fight for the advancement of national human rights;


  • Youth leadership programs and initiatives.


  • Monthly emails and other timely announcements including affiliate news.


  • Resourceful website on issues and resources for anyone looking for information related to the deaf and hard of hearing community.


  • Invitations to annual leadership and biennial state conferences, with opportunities to earn continuing education units (CEUs).


  • Opportunities to interact with members at events and online via social media.


  • Invitation to join various committees, task forces, and strategic teams to help shape the IAD agenda.


  • For individuals and non-profit membership-based affiliates, voting privileges, which include the opportunity to submit motions and bylaws amendments online prior to biennial state conferences (including voting privileges on motions brought to the conference General Assembly); and


  • For individuals, your own IAD Membership card.

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