We communicate Deaf issues with governments, businesses, and organizations.
We host a yearly conference to discuss issues that face the Deaf community.
We aim to be the one-stop shop for Deaf Californians searching for local information.
To preserve, protect, and promote civil, human and linguistic rights for all Deaf Californians.
What is CAD?
The Association is a membership organization with voting and nonvoting members and shall be open to all subgroups within the Deaf Community without discrimination. We believe that the acquisition and use of American Sign Language is an essential human right, and operate as such.
How does CAD work?
The Association is a nonprofit member organization consisted of volunteers from local communities in California. Individual members have voting privileges at the Board of Directors meetings and at the Biennial Conference. The Association is open to all subgroups within the Deaf community without discrimination, and individuals may serve in any appointed positions or on any committees. More information here.
How do I become a CAD Member?
What can CAD help me with?
Meet our team
Julie Rems Smario
Northern Director at Large
Southern Director at Large