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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WAD’s response to HEAR Wisconsin’s name change. *transcript is provided in the comment section* See MoreSee Less

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WAD had a successful retreat today! Such a productive day! Keep your eyes peeled for updates from us! ;) See MoreSee Less

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Put this on your calendar! Come one, come many! WAD will be announcing 2017 WAD conference site at RTC! See MoreSee Less

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Are we ready to get back to Wisconsin??? See MoreSee Less

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Wisconsin Disaster Preparedness for the Deaf Hard of Hearing , Deaf Blind getting recognized at #NLTC2015 for our awesome work with disaster preparedness toolkit! 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