Professionals networking for excellence in service delivery with individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing. Our mission is to facilitate excellence in human service delivery with individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. This mission is accomplished by enhancing the professional competencies of the membership, expanding opportunities for networking among ADARA colleagues and supporting positive public policies for individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. In achieving the mission, ADARA members are committed to: full access for members to all aspects of the organization's business, including Board matters, conference planning, presentations and journal publications, recognizing and affirming the ethnic, racial, and cultural diversity of the membership, and fostering an inclusive language community through the use of American Sign Language, signed communication, and other communication strategies used by all members at ADARA events in order to strive for barrier-free communication. Areas of special interests include but are not limited to: Chemical Dependency, Deaf & HOH Professionals, Deaf-Blind, Mental Health, Post-Secondary Education, Research, and Vocational.
- Florrie Burke, NYC Metro Chapter President
- National organization