Since the establishment of the Community Centers for the Deaf, the Ohio Association of the Deaf has continued efforts to improve communication and assist with the deaf resources to meet the needs of Ohio's deaf, hard-of-hearing, and deaf-blind citizens. Representatives of OAD continue to participate in many capacities with various organizations, such as: Early Infant Screening Committee; Ohio State University Medical Center; the Ohio Department of Health; the Ohio Department of Motor Vehicles; the Supreme Court of Ohio, and Telecommunications Relay Services.
To better serve Deaf Ohioans, OAD has Board members that are available and willing to listen to issues which affect your daily life. (Names will be kept confidential).
Our mission is to promote educational opportunities, protecting and enhancing the rights and privileges of the Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deaf-Blind citizens to preserve their social and economic security.