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The New England Center for the Deaf is a not for profit agency that strives to empower deaf individuals and their families. We believe providing advocacy, case management, vocational support and mental health services in a signed environment will reduce stigma, increase awareness and enhance access leading to a culturally affirming society.


Through honesty, respect, integrity, understanding, caring and support, the New England Center for the Deaf, Inc will assist Deaf individuals and their families to find their successes and reach their goals.

Meet Us



Please visit our "About Us"
menu to learn more about NECD, Inc. and meet our Board of Directors at our "Meet the Board" page.

2024 Joseph H. Weingart Memorial Scholarship

PLEASE NOTE:  We are extending the application deadline to June 15!  Apply today.
Applications are now being accepted for the 2024-2025 Academic year!  You can find the application here.

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Community Bag Program 

We were selected by Big Y in Avon to be the recipient of the Community Bag donation program for May 2024!

For every specially marked reusable bag you purchase at the Avon BIG Y located at 255 West Main Street, Avon CT during the month of May, $1 will go directly to NECD, Inc. to support our mission.

Thank you for your support!

Our Values

Empowerment:  We encourage the development of dignity, confidence and personal strength through our interactions and practice.

Connection:  We believe in building relationships through listening, compassion and understanding and that this allows us to communicate a better future for our clientele and the community. 

Inclusion:  We value each individual's differences and welcome people of all races, ethnicities, religions, genders, orientations, beliefs and need.  We recognize that each of our differences enriches us all and makes us stronger as a community.

Integrity:  We believe that honesty, dignity, respect, trustworthiness and doing the right thing at all times makes us more self aware and allows us to maintain our values and standards. 

We wish everyone a happy and safe spring season and a great Easter or Passover

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We at the New England Center for the Deaf, Inc., without hesitation, support absolute equity and respect in the treatment of all people, in all environments and in all situations, period!  We can all beat this toxic climate by ridding ourselves of the fear of differences and appreciating the enrichment that others' differences can give to our own lives.

Take a moment and smile or just say "HI" to someone you don't know today.

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We want to recognize our friends at Flamig Farm in West Simsbury, CT, who are unwaveringly supportive of NECD, Inc.

For a great outing, visit the Farm! 

The Farm is now open for the season. Stop in and join them for the best way to spend a day!  

Our Belief and your expectation:

We at the New England Center for the Deaf, Inc. believe that everyone should have a friendly place to go where they can feel safe and empowered and where they are treated with respect and dignity. 

Visit our "Donate" page in our "Get Involved" section to help



New England Center for the Deaf, Inc. is always working to increase our ability to connect with the community and to improve our ability to develop our services.  The Board of NECD, Inc. and the agency are ever evolving and we are always interested in speaking with people who would like to be a part of the agency.  If you are interested in joining NECD, Inc. as a volunteer, an intern or possibly a Board member in the future, please contact us.  We would love to talk with you!!

A Place to Call HOME

NECD, Inc. is looking for a place to call home.  If you or somone you know has a piece of property that you would care to donate to us for office space and for our programming and events, we would be forever grateful!!  This would help us to continue to move the agency forward and it would provide you with an awesome financial benefit!  Please contact us if you can help.


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