Marvin Miller presenting during a Deafhood Fundraiser at Old Jim, Gallaudet University, June 2015

Appreciate your journey

Your Deafhood journey is a beautiful one. You are a major reason why Deafhood exists. The people in your lives who contributed to your Deafhood journey are why Deafhood exists.


Make a donation towards Deafhood Foundation for #givingtuesday in honor of your personal journey or someone in the community you want to show appreciation for.

Melvin "Mel" Patterson explains, in American Sign Language (ASL), the meaning of Deafhood.   

Upcoming Classes & Workshops

Deafhood 101 (Nov)

November 1 to November 30, 2021. Mondays & Tuesdays (5p - 7p CST).

Online (Zoom)

Deafhood 201 (Nov)

November 5 to November 12, 2021. Fridays (5p - 7p CST), Saturdays (10a - 12p and 2p - 4p CST), and Sundays (10a - 12p and 2p - 4p CST).

Online (Zoom)

In Allyship with Deafhood for Professionals (Nov)

November 20, 2021. 9a - 12p and 1p to 4 pm CST.

Online (Zoom)

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Dr. Paddy Ladd, author of Understanding Deaf Culture: In Search of Deafhood (2003), coined the word Deafhood to describe wholesome ways of being Deaf in spite of medicalized attitudes, discrimination and oppression. He presented a framework to understand our past, work within the present and plan for the future which Deafhood Foundation works to further. To learn more about his work, please go to Dr. Paddy's Corner.

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