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David Tossman

Iris Mars

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Social Director
Bridget McCarthy

Richard Cohen
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

HCAD 2014-2015 Events Survey

To help HCAD plan events for the coming year, please complete the survey at the link below.


Howard County Association for the Deaf Day

HCAD Annual Picnic and 15th Anniversary Celebration

HCAD Picnic Flyer, text details follow


Howard County Association of the Deaf (HCAD) welcomes everyone to its 15th annual picnic!

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

Come Saturday, September 6, 2014, from 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

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:

Chair: Fred Hartman. email: FHartman6@gmail.com

Movie: "No Ordinary Hero: The SuperDeafy Movie"

This movie is sponsored by Maryland School for the Deaf, Columbia Campus

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

7:30pm - 9:00pm

AMC Columbia 14
10300 Little Patuxent Pkwy
Columbia, MD, 21044

Tickets: http://www.tugg.com/events/10567