ADARA 2017 Conference in Portland, OR - May 23 to 27, 2017

With purpose and passion, ADARA is proud to announce the 2017 biennial national conference will be hosted in beautiful Portland, Oregon, otherwise known as the City of Roses and a melting pot of ideas and wonder. Our 2017 conference theme is “Professionals, Purpose, Passion: Pathways to New Opportunities.” The conference will be held in the heart of Portland’s Downtown Waterfront area, which boasts restaurants, shopping, recreational opportunities and a view of the scenic Willamette river.


Call for Presentation Proposals!


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Please note that we experienced a technology glitch during early October that may have affected conference proposals submissions. If you submitted a proposal prior to October 24th, we encourage you to contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to ensure that your proposal was successfully added to our database. Thank you! Although the deadline for submitting a proposal has passed, we are extending the deadline to December 1, 2016.

JOB OPPORTUNITY -- Therapist-ASL Program Lead Print


JOB OPPORTUNITY -- Therapist/ASL Program Lead -- Decatur, Georgia (posted on 26 September 2016)


Professionals Networking for Excellence in Service Delivery with Individuals Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing


It is a pleasure to welcome you to our website. ADARA presents an opportunity for professionals who work with Deaf people to come together and exchange ideas, suggestions and critiques regarding matters of interest to our field. We welcome your visits and your membership to ADARA. Please feel free to participate in discussions and respond to issues of concern in local, statewide national and international arenas. Above all, JOIN and PARTICIPATE.


ADARA 2015 Presentations

Here is the link to access to "the library" of all 2015 workshop presentations in various file formats:

Andy Imparato's closing Plenary Session:  "Leveraging Federal Disability Employment Initiatives for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Clients"
Talila Lewis:  "Justice Denied: The Myth of Deaf Access to Justice"
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Harry M. v. DPW Notice of Class Action Settlement – The Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania recent came to a Settlement Agreement in the case of Harry M. v. DPW which should substantially improve communication access for Deaf people in the Consolidated Waiver for people with Intellectual Disabilities. If you are a person or a family member of a person who is Deaf and in Consolidated Waiver, you should know how your rights are affected. Click here to view the full notice and the proposed agreement along with American Sign Language (ASL) video translations of both documents.


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