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3rd Floor, 21 Merrymeeting Road, St. John’s NL A1B 3K3

TTY/Voice: (709) 726-6672                       Fax: (709) 726-6650

Email: nlad@nlad.org                                Website: www.nlad.org

Facebook: @NLAssociationofthedeaf    Youtube: NLAssociationofthedeaf

Mandate: To protect and promote the rights, needs and concerns of people who are profoundly Deaf or who communicate in American Sign Language within the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador

Target Population: People who are profoundly Deaf or who communicate in American Sign Language

Highlight of Programs / Services Offered:

  • Employment Services and Support: NLAD Employment Services seeks to ensure that deaf clients have full access to career and employment services which enables them to seek, obtain and keep employment.
    • Employment Readiness
    • Career Exploration/Career Options
    • Job Search Techniques
    • Interview Preparation
    • Outreach to Local Labour Market/Employers
    • Job Maintenance/Employment Monitoring
    • Job Accommodations and Supports (TTY’s/Communication Devices)
  • Public Awareness and Education Workshops
    • Inclusive Education: Inclusive Education for the deaf means the education of students with various hearing levels in a way that addresses the students’ individual differences and needs. An inclusive education program for Deaf students must be customized to address each individual student’s unique needs.
  • Sign Language Classes: Classes in ASL are offered to the community from beginner to intermediate.
  • Community Support Worker: The Community Support Worker is responsible for providing services to Deaf adults who use American Sign Language (ASL) and supporting Deaf adults as a member of the Deaf community.
    • Contact our Community Support Worker Megan at meg@nlad.org
  • Health and Wellness Counselling Services: Provides a friendly, confidential and non-judgmental environment where individuals who are culturally Deaf can find support and encouragement for the many problems that can happen during the path of life. Health & Wellness Counselling Services offers assistance to individuals dealing with:
    • Anxiety
    • Depression
    • Deaf Identity
    • Abuse
    • Feeling Lonely
    • Grief & Loss
    • Addictions
    • Family Problems
    • Life Changes (new job, relationships, health concerns)

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