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National Association of the Deaf
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Country: United States of America
National Headquarters: CATEA

Georgia Institute of Technology 490 10th St. NW Atlanta, GA 30332

Company Head: Bobbie Beth Scoggins
Date Founded: August 25, 1880

The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) is a non-profit organization in the United States whose mission is to preserve, protect and promote the civil, human and linguistic rights of all deaf Americans.


The NAD was formed in Cincinnati, Ohio on August 25, 1880 at the first national convention of the Deaf. The first convention for the Deaf was called by Thomas Lewis Brown on September 26, 1850. This convention set the stage for the 1880 convention.

The chair of the Cincinnati convention was Edwin Booth. The first President, Robert P. McGregor, was elected at the convention.