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Deaf Youth

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Serving 17,000 Deaf Children

Civil, Human, and Linguistic Rights

Serving 363,508 Deaf Adults

Deaf Senior Citizens

2017 CAD Conference Program Book

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2017 CAD Conference

September 28-30 in Sacramento, California.


Make your reservation at:

Hilton Sacramento
Arden West Hotel
2200 Harvard St,
Sacramento, CA 95815
1-800-HILTONS (445-8667)
CAD GROUP CODE: CDE

Date: September 27th-Oct. 1st

Happening in Deaf California…

Wed 22

Pizza Royal ASL Night

November 22 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thu 23

Roscoes Famouse Deli Deaf Night Every Thursday

November 23 @ 9:00 pm - November 24 @ 12:00 am
Fri 24

Film Screening: Signs of Change (San Leandro, CA)

November 24 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
San Leandro 1
Fri 24

ASL Coffee Night at Starbucks OC DEAF

November 24 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 25

A Silent Voice Movie at the Art Theatre

November 25 @ 11:00 am - November 26 @ 1:00 pm
Mon 27

ASL practice in North Hollywood

November 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

We advocate for Deaf rights. Follow our progress here!

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Social Media Updates

CAD (California Association of the Deaf) shared MATHER's Venue for MATHER premiere. ... See MoreSee Less

Creative Director/Producer Jacob Shamberg shows you where we're hosting the December 9th Premiere Party!

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From one of our sponsors. Thank you Hero Digital ... See MoreSee Less

David Smario, Senior Developer at Hero Digital, participated in the 2017 California Association of the Deaf (CAD) Symposium last week where they discussed a topic very close to his heart, "What are we doing for 17,000 Deaf children in California?” The solution to the Deaf Education crisis is giving them language acquisition from birth until the age of five for Kindergarten-readiness. Thank you to David for your commitment to such an important cause!

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CAD (California Association of the Deaf) shared Once Upon a Sign's Interview: Joe Dannis & Jamerrill Stewart. ... See MoreSee Less

Joe Dannis from DawnSignPress sat down to talk with blogger and voice-over artist Jamerrill Stewart from Jamerrill's Large Family Table about #OnceUponASign. Jamerrill starred in our story "The Boy Who Cried Wolf!"

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We advocate for Deaf rights

CAD has advocated on the behalf of Deaf Californians since 1906.

California has 17,000 Deaf children.

Over 363,000 Deaf adults reside in California.

Inspired to help? Have advocacy ideas? We need you!

We believe in nothing about us Deaf People without us Deaf People, especially with policy-making, laws, and businesses.

We are alarmed with the growing epidemic of language deprived Deaf children due to the ideology of speaking and listening only promoted by the medical professionals.

Deaf children have the right to have full access to American Sign Language at school, home and with their Deaf peers.