Greetings Region 3
Allow me to introduce myself — my name is Lizzie Sorkin and I recently started working with the NAD during the last week of February and hit the ground running.
I am the Director of Communications for the NAD and my duties include overseeing website content, videos on YouTube, NADmag, other social media, and certain email inquiries. I look forward to working with all of you in your roles as State Association officers, and I’ve actually contacted most of you for information regarding your state association conferences. The rest of you I hope to connect with soon! I will be working with you all on some certain tasks that require your help and input.
When you have concerns about NAD policies and positions on issues that are happening around the country, please contact the NAD Board Representative for your region
(both are copied in this email). I will communicate with you on some information-sharing issues that help all consumers that contact the NAD. Three situations have come
up recently and I am sharing them with you now:
1) I’ve attached five directories that the NAD Headquarters has on hand. However, you will note that they’re old and have yet to be updated for
We’d like to have this available online and would like your help in checking the directories with updated information that involves your state.
We don’t know the locals as much as you do — you know what’s out and what’s new. With your help, we can expedite this quickly and get it online.
Please also inform us any time there’s a change in the directory — we’ll change it right away.
If you can get this to me by July 1, 2013 — that’d be great!
(Click the underline links (PDF) below)
1.Directory #1 — Directory of State Commissions
2.Directory #2 — National Resource Directory
3.Directory #3 — Statewide Universities That Accept ASL in Fulfillment of Foreign Language Requirements
4.Directory #4 — VR Agencies
5.Directory #5 — Interpreter Agencies
2) The Social Security Administration contacted the NAD and asked that we connect with the State Associations to help spread the word about their recent ASL video:
Please help SSA and share this with your members.
3) In case you missed it — the NAD recently initiated a new program recognising different people every month.
You can watch an informational vlog about the #NADHandwave here: http://www.nad.org/may-handwave-christine-sun-kim.
We would like for you to help spread the word about this new program and to help submit names to us — again, you know your locals better than we do!
Please share #2 and #3 among your members via social media, any e-newsletters, or a mass email you have coming up.
I look forward to working closely with each of you and meeting you as our paths cross.