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American Society for Deaf Children

National. Founded 1967. Information and support for parents and families with children who are deaf or hard-of-hearing. Endeavor Magazine published 3 times/yr., biennial conventions, information and referral. Guidelines for starting similar groups. Dues $40/yr.
Write:
American Society for Deaf Children
3820 Hartzdale Dr.
Camp Hill, PA 17011
Voice: hotline 1-800-942-2732
Fax: 410-795-0965
Website: http://www.deafchildren.org
E-mail: asdc@deafchildren.org
Verified: 6/28/2012

American Tinnitus Association

National. 100 groups. Founded 1971. Provides support, information, education and advocacy for persons affected by tinnitus. Funds research. Dues $35/yr for online membership and $40 for full membership ($55 outside the U.S.) includes 'Tinnitus Today' magazine.
Write:
American Tinnitus Association
P.O. Box 5
Portland, OR 97207
Voice: 1-800-634-8978 or 503-248-9985
Website: http://www.ata.org
E-mail: tinnitus@ata.org
Verified: 7/2/2012

National Association of the Deaf

National. 51 affiliated groups. Founded 1880. Federation of state associations, organizational and business affiliates that fights for the civil rights of deaf and hard-of-hearing Americans. Offers grassroots and youth leadership development and legal expertise across a broad spectrum of areas including, but not limited to, accessibility, education, employment, healthcare, mental health, rehabilitation, technology, telecommunications and transportation. Provides advocacy information and resources.
Write:
National Association of the Deaf
8630 Fenton St., Suite 820
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3819
Voice: 301-587-1788
Fax: 301-587-1791
TDD: 301-587-1789
Website: http://www.nad.org
Verified: 7/31/2012

Rainbow Alliance of the Deaf

National. 16 affiliated chapters. Founded 1977. Promotes the educational, economical and social welfare of deaf and hard-of-hearing gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered persons and their friends. Discussion of practical problems and solutions. Advocacy, conferences, newsletter, assistance in starting groups, moderated online mutual help activities. Online information on contacting a local chapter.
Write:
Rainbow Alliance of the Deaf, c/o Henry Carter
731 Lake Drive
Snellville, GA 30039
Website: http://www.rad.org
E-mail: president@rad.org
Verified: 8/14/2012

Children Of Deaf Adults

International. 12 affiliated groups. Founded 1983. Provides mutual support for hearing children (over the age of 18) of deaf parents. Promotes family awareness and individual growth through self-help groups, educational programs, advocacy and resource development. Newsletter, information and referrals. Dues $3/yr.
Write:
Children of Deaf Adults
Box 30715
Santa Barbara, CA 93130
Website: http://www.coda-international.org
Verified: 7/31/2012

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