Our mission is to promote educational opportunities, protect and define existing rights of the current and potential deaf and deaf-blind citizens of America, and to solidify their social and economic security.


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"Due to the COVID-19 situation, the Ohio Association of the Deaf is restricting all its meetings to webinars and Zoom. Thank you for your patience as America goes through this crisis."

We have compiled resources of Federal, State, and Local agencies; non-profits; and education links that focus on aiding the Deaf community.

Federal / National Level

NAD - National Association of the Deaf

RID - Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf

State Level

OCRID - Ohio Chapter of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf

OOD - Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities

ORCC - Ohio Relay Consumer Committee

OSDAA - Ohio School for the Deaf Alumni Association

OASLTA - Ohio American Sign Language Teacher's Association

OYO  -  Oyo Camp for Youth with Hearing Loss


Ohio School for the Deaf

St Rita School for the Deaf

If there are issues related to Deaf Education in any mainstreaming school system, please contact one of the OAD Executive Board members to assist you. It is your right to serve as an advocate for your child. OAD will look into this matter in your deaf child's behalf.


Gallaudet University

National Technical Institute for the Deaf

CSUN - Deaf Education And Families project

Interpreter Agencies

Ohio Association of the Deaf, Inc

Hallenross and Associates, LLC

Interpreters of the Deaf, LLC

Deaf Choice Inc.

Interpreter Training Programs

Cincinnati State Community and Technical College

Location: Cincinnati, Ohio

Degree:  ITP Associate’s Degree and Deaf Studies Certificate

Web Site: Cincinnati State Community and Technical College

Contact: Dawn Caudill 513-569-5753 dawn.caudill@cincinnatistate.edu

Columbus State Community College

Location: Columbus, Ohio

Degree: Associate's Degree

Web Site: Columbus State Community College

Contact: Christine Evenson cevenson@cscc.edu 614-287-5616 v

Cuyahoga Community College

Location: Parma, Ohio

Degree: Associate's Degree

Web Site: Cuyahoga Community College

Contact: Donna Liebenauer 216-987-5219 donna.liebenauer@tri-c.edu

Kent State University

Location: Kent, Ohio

Degree: Bachelor's degree

Web Site: Kent State University

Contact: Kathy Geething kathyj@zoominternet.net

Ohio University-Chillicothe

Location: Chillicothe, Ohio

Degree: Associate's Degree

Web Site: Ohio University-Chillicothe

Contact: Becky Saunders saunderb@ohio.edu 740-243-3161 ext. 267

Sinclair Community College

Location: Dayton, Ohio

Degree: Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in American Sign Language Interpreting for the Deaf (ASLID)

Web Site: Sinclair Community College

Contact: Phyllis Adams phyllis.adams@sinclair.edu 937-512-2722

Washington State Community College

Location: Marietta, Ohio

Degree: Associate's Degree

Web Site: Washington State Community College

Contact: James Draper jdraper@wscc.edu 740-374-8716 Ext 2111


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