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Alexander Graham Bell Association For The Deaf And Hard Of Hearing

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Causes: Centers to Support the Independence of Specific Populations, Civil Rights, Disabilities, Disabled Persons Rights, Health, Human Services

Mission: The alexander graham bell association works globally to ensure that people who are deaf and hard of hearing can hear and talk. We achieve our mission by empowering parents, training professionals and supporting people with hearing loss.

Programs: Communications and publications-to ensure that information reaches people with hearing loss, their families and the professionals who serve them, ag bell provided the most up-to-date information and well-respected publications on listening and spoken language. Ag bell's website is the best-known, internationally recognized resource providing information in english and spanish. Ag bell also published its quarterly award-winning magazine, volta voices, and other reliable brochures, books and materials regarding listening and spoken language, and made extensive use of social media to raise awareness that children who are deaf can learn to hear and talk.

financial aid - ag bell provided financial assistance to families of children with moderate to severe/profound hearing loss to assist with equipment, therapy, learning tools, specialized programming, private school, and college education.

education and training -ag bell offers a research symposium that delivers training and information on the latest research as well as up-to-date training and resources on best practices in listening and spoken language. In 2017, the research symposium was held in arlington, virginia.

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3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

3 Robertta T.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 1

I am a school psychologist. I canNOT BELIEVE that an organization that purports to be FOR the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community can be so negative about the language options chosen by so many. Cannot believe the way AGBAD twists and uses words to misrepresent information, especially when young minds are at stake, and concerned and confused parents need honest input. Cannot believe the bigotry and prejudice that this organization expresses towards the very people it professes to serve. Sadly I CAN believe that it is governed, controlled, and run predominantly by hearing medically-related professionals...who obviously do not believe that their ...charges could possibly have any input of value. For AGBAD, Deaf people are pets to be "saved"...and a mean by which their professional practices can continue to garner monies.


Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 1

I have quit this awful association, don't believe anything they are saying. Lie and only lie.

Review from Guidestar

3 Katie143

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 1

Horrendous organization!

I would give this organization negative stars if I could.

The message they spread to parents of Deaf* children are horrendous. They suppress sign language and focus entirely on speech. While being able to speak is not a problem- it's the fact they criticize sign language despite the countless research that shows how amazing sign language is. They even mock American Sign Language saying that it's a "method" and not a language, which it is!

The Deaf Community* has had it. We are tired of the oppressive, offensive things they do to hurt Deaf* people and the parents who deserve to do what they want to do... raise a happy and successful Deaf* child. And they can! Just not with AG Bell's hypocritical "advices."

Plus upon review of their financial information, their finances are NOT stable and their CEO are overpaid for the terrible work yet do. This is NOT an organization you want to donate or support. They perform cultural genocide by trying to oppress and eradicate Deaf Culture.

If you want to donate to a meaningful organization that truly contributes to Deaf* children or people, please look at National Association of the Deaf, American Society of Deaf Children, State Associations of the Deaf, Aspen Camp of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Camp Mark 7, Deafhood Foundation, and so forth.

Review from Guidestar