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Iris Mars

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Social Director
Bridget McCarthy

Richard Cohen
Hillel Goldberg
Fred Hartman
Brenda Kelly-Frey
Elke Pieters Martin


Social Director
Bridget McCarthy

Director of Membership
Brenda Kelly-Frey

Point of Contact (General)
Iris Mars

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Welcome to Howard County Association of the Deaf

Enhance the quality of Deaf people's lives in Howard County

Serve and represent the Deaf Community in Howard County
Develop a solid partnership with the government of Howard County
Build relations between hearing and Deaf constituents in Howard County

Upcoming Events

TDI Biennial Conference, Baltimore

August 19-22, 2015

Hyatt Regency Baltimore

Visit the TDI Website for full conference registration information

HCAD Spirit Night at Chick-fil-A

Tuesday, August 25, 2015


Johns Hopkins Road

A percentage of the sales generated will benefit the Howard County Association of the Deaf

Please be sure to let the cashier know that you are with Spirit Night before paying for your meal!

Download the HCAD Spirit Night flyer

HCAD Annual Picnic

Howard County Association of the Deaf (HCAD) welcomes everyone to its 16th annual picnic!

Saturday, September 26, 2015

4:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

The picnic will be held at Schooley Mill Park in the Indoor Building, rain or shine.

Free admission, free grills and charcoal, and weather permitting, you can bring your own food to cook.

We will try to have games for adults and children - you may bring your own outdoor sport games, too.

Since this is a potluck, we are asking everyone to bring a dish to share. If your last name starts with the letters:

  • A through G: bring vegetable dishes;
  • H through N: bring desserts or fruits;
  • O through Z: bring chips and dips or potato or pasta salads.

DIRECTIONS to Schooley Mill Park
12975 Hall Shop Road
Highland, MD 20777
Route 32, Exit #20 to Route 108 West.
Go about 3 miles.
Turn Left onto Hall Shop Road.
Follow Hall Shop Road to park entrance on right.

For More Directions and Park Information:

HCAD Presents DEAFHOOD 101

October 15-18, 2015

Maryland School for the Deaf - Columbia

This course is based on Paddy Ladd's powerful book,
Understanding Deaf Culture: In Search of Deafhood.

This course will change how you see yourself, think, and act within your community.

Improve your relationship with the world for the better.

Class fee: $175.

Dates & Times:

Thursday & Friday, Oct 15 & 16, 6pm-9:30pm
Saturday & Sunday, Oct 17 & 18, 9am-5pm


MSD-Columbia (Multi-purpose room)
8169 Old Montgomery Rd, Columbia


To reserve your spot in class, contact Chriz Dally at Chriz@deafhoodfoundation.org

For other questions, contact Fred Hartman, coordinator, at FHartman6@gmail.com