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Association of Late-Deafened Adults-Garden State

 

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Winner Announced

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 ALDA-Garden State, a chapter of ALDA, Inc, an international organization, is a non-profit association devoted to the needs of late-deafened adults throughout the state of New Jersey. Our members grew up with normal hearing, but later became either hard-of-hearing or deaf. Most of us live in Central and Northern NJ, but all are welcome. Our gatherings are usually held at the East Brunswick Library but we’re flexible.  We arrange dinner and captioned theater outings from time to time and we have other outings on occasion. We connect by e-mail, listserv, and our quarterly newsletter.

    We advocate, educate, provide supportive outreach, offer scholarships, and simply have fun together. We welcome all with hearing loss, and deaf/blind people. We communicate by whatever method works, be it sign language, speech-reading, assistive devices, note-writing or any combination thereof. Some of us use hearing aids or cochlear implants.

    At ALDA-GS, all feel welcome, no longer alone, accepting of each other. Meetings and workshops are fully accessible to our varied needs by means of Sign Language Interpreters, captioning (CART) and Assistive Listening Devices.

Our Mission

The Association of Late-Deafened Adults is committed to support, educate, and advocate on behalf of late-deafened adults. ALDAns can no longer understand speech without visual clues or rely on their hearing as a means of receptive communication. Instead, ALDAns must depend on assistive devices and other modes of communications, such as speech-reading, sign language, and text reading.

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

   
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