Resource Guide: ORGANIZATIONS FOR THE DEAF

Last Updated; August 23, 2021

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: Eleanor Shafer, Director
Email: RD1@alda.org
Website: ALDA

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.

Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA)

See SUPPORT GROUPS chapter.

Maine Association for the Deaf, Inc.

Tommy Minch, Co-President
Sitara Sheikh, Co-President
Email: mead.president@gmail.com
Email: mead.secretary@gmail.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 Deaf Senior Citizens

Ronald Madore, President
Bonnie Snow, Secretary
Email: jbsnow@roadrunner.com

The Maine Deaf Senior Citizens group provides social events on the first and third Tuesdays of the month at the Maine Educational Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing/Governor Baxter School for the Deaf.

Maine Recreation Association of the Deaf

Debbie Bolduc
Email: djbolduc11@gmail.com

The 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.

National Association of the Deaf (NAD)

National Association of the Deaf (NAD) is the nation's premier civil rights organization of, by and for deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals in the United States of America. Established in 1880, the NAD was shaped by deaf leaders who believed in the right of the American deaf community to use sign language, to congregate on issues important to them, and to have its interests represented at the national level.

Website: National Association of the Deaf