Resource Guide: ORGANIZATIONS OF THE DEAF

Last Updated; February 14, 2014

ALDA, Inc.

8038 MacIntosh Lane, Suite 2
Rockford, IL 61107-5336
(815) 332-1515 (V/TTY)
1-866-402-2532 (Toll free V)
Contact Region I Director: Gene D. Romero, Acting Director
Email: RD1@alda.org
Website: www.alda.org/

The Association of Late-Deafened Adults is about communication and acceptance of every deafened individual. Some people lip-read, some sign, some use hearing aids, some have cochlear implants and some need to have others write down what they are saying - and at ALDA all the above is okay! ALDAs official communication philosophy is "Whatever works!"

Bangor Deaf Club also known as TRI Flying Hands Club

P.O. Box 2121
Bangor, ME 04401
Email: triflyinghandsclub@gmail.com

Bangor Deaf Club, also known as TRI Flying Hands Club, welcomes Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Late Deafened, CODA's, hearing and sign language students to join them in social events throughout the year. Deaf and Hard of Hearing children are also welcome. Activities include people of all ages. If you would like to be added to the mailing list, please contact us. Opportunity for volunteer work also available.

Deaf Women of Maine

P.O. Box 6814
Portland, Maine 04103
Email: bschertz@usm.maine.edu

Deaf Women United is committed to continuing a community of support of Deaf women from all walks of life. Deaf Women of Maine promotes the lives of Deaf women through empowerment, enrichment, and networking on a local level.

Maine Alumni Assoc. of the Deaf

Lois Morin, Secretary
576 Bridgton Road
Sebago, ME 04029
Email: LGMorin@roadrunner.com

Maine Association for the Deaf, Inc.

William H. Nye, President
Email: wpnye@maine.rr.com

The Maine Association for the Deaf (MeAD) is a state chapter of the National Association for the Deaf (NAD) and is the central deaf organization for statewide activities for the deaf in Maine. Founded in Belfast in 1877, this organization focuses on social, education, recreation, civic and economic welfare of all deaf and hard-of-hearing citizens and holds a biennial convention. The MeAD distributes a quarterly newsletter and plans to unveil a website. A person need not be deaf or hard of hearing to be a member.

Maine Recreation Association of the Deaf

Abby Bouchard
4 Winding Way
Standish, ME 04084
207-766-7059 (VP)
Email: abbyheart33@gmail.com

Maine Recreation Association of the Deaf is a volunteer organization for deaf, hard-of-hearing and late-deafened people who want to participate in family activities. There are activities for all ages, including the Deaf Timberfest.