Welcome to The Deaf Community: Home to the speaking deaf, signing deaf and all of the spectrum in between. Here we represent the greater good of the entire deaf community with a proactive environment for deaf individuals, their extended support systems and anyone who is involved in deaf services.
The Deaf Community (TDC) is an ad hoc volunteer group inspired by the opportunity to work together for all of our deaf community as opposed to splintering it.
We have come together to form an organization to redefine what The Deaf Community really is and what it means to be deaf in today's world.
We are a passionate and diverse group here to put the needs of all deaf children and adults first by promoting early intervention, deaf awareness, legislative initiatives and the right to choose any communication option(s) to ensure every opportunity for a lifetime of success.
There is so much to be accomplished when we work together to gain and preserve equal rights and access amongst The Deaf Community.
We won't settle for less as we strive to amplify the impact of the entire deaf community to work together to support all communication opportunities. Nothing about us without all of us!
Since our success in educating people about the truth regarding choices for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing, a few inquiries have occurred about this website and the individuals behind it. We are deaf individuals who sign, read lips and use hearing technology such as hearing aids, bone anchored devices and cochlear implants. We are parents and relatives of deaf children. We are the majority of the deaf community. A small minority of deaf individuals do not believe in choice and are anti-oral. We do not represent them. We are many things, including attorneys, teachers, therapists, and physicians. We have all been bullied by those opposing choice but we remain strong and determined for the truth about hearing loss to be told.
We neither solicit nor accept donations.
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United States (July 17, 2014): The Deaf Community needs to rally and speak out on behalf of U.S. children who are deaf and hard of hearing.
Visit our Legislative Initiatives and/or Bully File pages for more information.
The Deaf Community is organizing an army of individuals to join us in this mission.
Our goal is to establish a chapter in every state in the U.S. by the end of 2013 to tackle a variety of deaf topics and demand equality.
We seek people who have a broad passion for these deaf-related categories:
If you are interested in joining us, please visit our "contact us" page for a link to our survey and membership application.
We don't charge a membership fee, nor do we accept memberships from relay services and hearing aid manufacturers. We don't take organizational memberships.
Our membership is by and for individuals who are deaf, their families and professionals interested in assisting the community. If you'd like to become an individual member to ensure all deaf communication options are available to every child and adult with hearing loss, we'd be delighted to have you.
Does your state mandate hearing aid coverage?
Click on our "News" tab on the upper lefthand side of the screen for more on this story.
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Thank you to our members for all your recent submissions of information, articles and resources to add to the website. We couldn't do it without members of The Deaf Community!