What is PSAD?
Fighting discrimination and public misconceptions in our everyday lives by lobbying for the establishment of a deaf/hard of hearing bill of rights with local, state, and federal government through different agencies and organizations.
Working closely with the National Association of the Deaf (NAD) board members and officers through the state associations.
Providing various workshops and programs such as the Leadership Training Program, Outdoor Leadership Education Program, biennial Miss Deaf Pennsylvania Pageant, NAD Youth Leadership Camp, annual conference and Conference of Chapters, annual statewide Deaf Women’s Conference, state government affairs, public information and outreach, and bi-monthly newsletter.
Working with different agencies by educating them to improve their quality of services. A few examples of agencies are the Office for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, the State for Independent Living Council, and the Pennsylvania Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf.
Overlooking the operation of Elwyn Institute in Elwyn, PA. It is a modern residential building for aged and infirmed deaf and deaf-blind people. It had been in the operation since 1902.