Welcome to Wisconsin Association of the Deaf’s Website!

WAD’s Mission Statement: Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and DeafBlind Citizens of Wisconsin are empowered to meet their full potential through increased independence and productivity in society.

*For information regarding proposed revised By-laws, and WAD Special Meeting on April 25th please click here.

*WAD Awards Nomination is currently open- click here to submit your nominations.

WADNet is a FREE, twice monthly e-blast that consists of Deaf Events and community updates WAD knows of. Click on the image above to learn more and subscribe to WADNet!

WAD’s Biennial Conference will be held June 18th-21st, 2015! The Early Bird combo rate of $150 ends March 15th, 2015. Click on the image above to learn more!

Learn more about WAD’s Emergency Preparedness’s Project! Click on the image above.

Calendar of Events-  Click on the image above to see what’s happening in the Deaf Community in Wisconsin!


ASL Weekend is a joint program by WAD and WisRID.  For more information  please click on the image above.

WAD remembers members of our Community that are no longer with us. To view the necrology roll, click the image above.

WAD has leadership training program-  please click on the image above!

We love to recognize members of our Community when they appear in media! For recent news, click on the image above!


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WAD Awards receipients See MoreSee Less

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WAD July 2013- June 2015 Necrology See MoreSee Less

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ADA 25th Anniversary Celebration in Milwaukee- Our own Denise Johnson gave a presentation, representing the deaf community! See MoreSee Less

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Deaf stage at summer fest tomorrow! See MoreSee Less

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NAD’s Ask Howard Anything…. See MoreSee Less

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Our Members Say it Best
  • I'm thoroughly impressed with how W.A.D. is taking the initiative in preparing the Wisconsin Deaf community for disasters through the Disaster Preparedness workshop.  Glad I signed up to be a member of W.A.D. recently!–WAD Member

  • I have worked with WAD on various project and can completely recommend joining WAD. The people are wonderful, very clear and concise. I will be participating on next WAD project as well. –WAD Member

  • I have attended 3 workshop hosted by WAD this year alone. This has been the most active WAD has been in long time! I’ll be looking for more workshops from WAD in the future. Thanks!–WAD Member