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.
September is National Deaf Awareness month.
We hope to raise awareness of the beautiful language, culture and diversity of the Deaf community! Appreciate the differences in each of us and the enrichment that each of us provides to the world.
2023 Joseph H. Weingart Memorial Scholarship
Thanks to all who applied for the scholarship this year. We will be announcing the winner soon!
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.
We hope that everyone stays healthy in light of the Corona virus. Stay informed, wear your mask, keep washing your hands and be safe!
For 8 FREE In home testing
kits mailed to your home, Click here
For information on how to get your VACCINE, please follow this link here.
The National Association for the Deaf (NAD) won a lawsuit requiring all CoViD briefings coming from the White House to be presented in ASL, the Deaf language, indicating that closed caption does not do justice to meeting the needs of the Deaf culture. See the findings here.
For more information on CoViD-19 and how to protect yourselves and your family visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention information web site here.
For a series of ASL videos on CoViD-19 that will answer many questions about CoViD-19 and pregnancy, parenting, health and safety please visit here
For tips on how to communicate effectively for medical reasons during this time of CoViD-19, or at any time, here are some suggestions from the National Association of the Deaf we hope you will find useful. We hope the medical community has the chance to read this as well.
The CT Department of Public Health has provided some links that might be helpful in regards to accommodations for testing for the Deaf an Hard of Hearing individuals. They can be found here. There is also a link for other useful information for people who are Deaf regarding CoViD. You can find that here.
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 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 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.
BECOME A PART OF THE NECD, INC. FAMILY
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.