For more information, please read at
For more information, please read at
GAD meeting room:
Where: Columbus Public Library
Room: Synovus (Side A)
When: February 8th
Time: 10:30 am to 6 pm (library opens at 10 am)
Address: 3000 Macon Road
Columbus, GA 31906
The launch of the 52nd Biennial NAD Conference website is released!
Just click the NAD’s Logo below! ? See you there!
Adult – $180
Youth – $170
Deadline – 3/31/14
GAD Board Meeting -Feb, 2014
Watch for the next meeting in Feb 2014!
Watch the GAD President’s Vlog
We are pleased to announce our new officers for 2013-2014:
Dr. Frank Lala – GAD President
Kelly Faust – GAD Vice-President
Jared Patton – GAD Secretary
Sarah Irvin – GAD Treasurer
Doyle Allbritton – Northwest GAD President
Philip Sublett – President of Middle Ga Chapter GAD
GAD members, friends and families,
The Holiday Inn for the GAD 2013 conference has been moved 2 blocks to the
Holiday Inn – Express. Because hotel is concerned for everyone’s safety during
construction. They are doing major renovations this summer.
-The night rates at H.I. – Express is lower – $75.00
-Free breakfast is available every morning
-Shuttle services will be provided between the hotel and GAD 2013 Conference at
UGA Conference Center
If you already made reservations at the first Holiday Inn, no worry, your
reservations have been transferred for you.
See the link below to make reservations at the Holiday Inn – Express. It is a
nice newer hotel.
Hope to see everyone soon!!
VP – GAD
Here is the web link for booking rooms @ the Express:
Holiday Inn Express
Can still call our in house reservations @ 706-549-4433 or email
Holiday Inn Express
513 West Broad Street
Athens , Georgia 30601
Click the links below! Watch the Vlog below!
Best Practices with Deaf Blind Consumers- (Flyer
Wednesday July 17th, 2013
UGA Conference Center Dogwood Hall 1197 S. Lumpkin Street Athens, Georgia 30602
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Registration
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Training
2013 GAD Conference – July 18-21, 2013 – (Read the Prices for the Conference)
If you don’t see the vlog below, please click the refresh page to watch the vlog. If you don’t understand it, click Refresh Page (Where to find it)
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.
I want to remind you about an exciting 2013 Georgia Association of the Deaf
(GAD) Conference that will be upcoming from Wednesday, July 17th to Saturday,
July 20th at University of Georgia Conference Center in Athens. Athens is a fun
town – lot of cool restaurants, conference in University of Georgia and good
networking with people.
I am encouraging you to register for the conference soon. Please check the GAD
Webpage - http://gadeaf.org
For Wednesday, July 17th, there will have pre-conference workshop from 9 am to 4
pm. The workshop – Best Practices with Deaf-Blind Consumers, that will be
presented by me and couple of Deaf-Blind. The workshop will be taught how to
work and play with Deaf-Blind consumers. It will be experienced workshop.
The tentative schedule of workshops and activities during the GAD conference as
Thursday, July 18th
10:00 to 11:30 — Understanding Social Media – will be presented by Kelly Faust
1:00 to 2:30 — Total Living Community, Inc ( House for Deaf, Hard of Hearing
and Deaf- Blind) — presented by Bob Green
3:00 to 5:00 — Town Hall — presented by Amy Peterson, GAD Officers, GVRA and
5:30 to 8:30 — Opening Ceremony — will be led by GAD President, Julie Burton
Friday, July 19th
9:00 to 11:00 — With You, GAD Stronger — presented and led by NAD Region 3
Representative, Chris Patterson
1:30 to 4:00 — By-Law and General Assembly — led by GAD Officers
7:00 pm — Miss Deaf Georgia Pageant and Entertainment
Saturday, July 20th
8:30 to 12:00 — General Assembly and Elections for New Officers
1:00 to 5:00 pm — ASL FESTIVAL!!!! (Georgia Deaf International Festival -GDIF
will be included)
7:00 to close Entertainment and ” Who Wants to Be A Deafillionaire?”
– The exhibits of Exhibit Hall will be from Thursday to Saturday.
– Silent Auction will be throughout GAD Conference.
The full registration includes all events – workshops, entertainments, ASL
FESTIVAL, and two meals (Thursday evening and Friday award lunch).
SO SOUND LIKE ALOT OF FUN, GO AHEAD REGISTER THE GAD CONFERENCE. MAKE SURE TO?RESERVE THE HOTEL AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
Please pass these information to those who do not receive through E-Peachy News.
COME ON AND ENJOY MEETING PEOPLE!
Bob Green, Secretary of GAD