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Ohio Association of the Deaf, Inc.

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.



OAD History

We are a non-profit organization incorporated within the state of Ohio to protect the rights of the Deaf citizens. This association has been serving Deaf people of Ohio and has existed for over 50 years. O.A.D. Was first called “The Ohio Deaf Motorists Association” from 1940 to 1961. It changed to Ohio Association of the Deaf in 1961 at which time it was merged with Ohio Federation of Organizations serving the Deaf. We have 10 Districts in Ohio.


OAD Pandemic Year, 2021

Employment opportunity

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OAD’s three founders:

Two deaf gentlemen and one hearing insurance agent


Questions and Answers

OAD Historical Facts.pdf

OAD Historical Facts

Ohio/National Deaf History Month

Communication_Controversy_in_Deaf_Education.pdf OAD_PANDEMIC_YEAR2021.pdf

OAD President’s Message

Future Events:

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Word of the Week


Surrender (verb)

definition: To give up power to another group or person.


British General Cornwallis surrendered to American General George Washington in Yorktown in October 1781. This ended the revolutionary war in America.