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Since 1906, California Association of the Deaf’s mission is to preserve, protect, and promote linguistic, human, and civil rights for all Deaf Californians.

COVID-19 Announcement by CAD Vice President

Coronavirus has impacted so many of us. Let’s keep some things in mind and here are the following:

1. According to CDC, for good hygiene, frequently wash your hands for at least 20 seconds especially after sneezing, coughing, blowing your nose, and even touching anything. If washing hands at the moment is not possible, use hand sanitizer. Keep social distancing to prevent from getting sick from others. If you are sick yourself, wear a mask (if you are to go out).

2. Try to remain calm. Stay tuned with the news with interpreters by the speakers, read captions or use your phone to know what is happening in your area. When you go out for groceries and see workers wearing masks, you can communicate through your device using apps to find different ways to communicate like writing with your own paper/pen or phone.

3. Use resources provided by one of the 8 Deaf agencies we have in California. Look for the agency closest to your home and look through their website to determine how they can support you with situations that might arise.

We care about the Deaf Community and we hope you stay healthy and remain calm.

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We Advocate for Deaf Rights

CAD has advocated on the behalf of Deaf Californians since 1906.

California has 17,000 Deaf children.

Over 363,000 Deaf adults reside in California.


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Why Join?

We believe in nothing about us Deaf People without us Deaf People, especially with policy-making, laws, and businesses.

Education & Advocacy

We are alarmed with the growing epidemic of language deprived Deaf children due to the ideology of speaking and listening only promoted by the medical professionals. Deaf children have the right to have full access to American Sign Language at school, home and with their Deaf peers.


We have resources for all deaf Californians with beneficial information for within their communities. Check out our Resources page for more information.

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