Welcome to Wisconsin Association of the Deaf’s Website!

WAD’s Mission Statement: Preserving, protecting, promoting and advocating for the civil, human, cultural and linguistic rights of deaf, hard of hearing, and deaf-blind individuals in Wisconsin.

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 was held on June 18th-21st, 2015! . Click on the image above to learn more about what occurred at the conference!

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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Many Thanks to those who attended Rep. Jonathan Brostoff’s State of Mental Health in Milwaukee today! Such a good turnout and support for the deaf issues from both deaf population and our allies! CBS 58 video/write up- http://www.cbs58.com/story/31158592/state-representative-holds-mental-health-hearing-in-milwaukee

Below is the testimony from WAD’s president- See MoreSee Less

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Please attend the hearing tomorrow if you are able to! If you are unable to, and want to submit comment, please email it to president@wisdeaf.org by 11am tomorrow morning!

Thank you!

Katy 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