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Heidi Burghardt

Bridget McCarthy

Kathryn Harrington

Suzi Behun

Social Director
Elke Martin

Richard Cohen
Fred Hartman
Brenda Kelly-Frey


Social Director
Elke Martin

Director of Membership
Brenda Kelly-Frey

Point of Contact (General)
Heidi Burghardt

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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

ASL Dinner Night

Wednesday, November 4, 2015
6:00pm - 9:00pm

Buffalo Wild Wings

6191 Columbia Crossing Circle
Columbia, MD

BWW will donate 15% of sales to HCAD. We will give you the flyer to give when you pay the bill.

Questions? Contact Elke, epieters@gmail.com

Please come and have a good time with us!

HCAD Fall Road Cleanup

Robert Fulton Drive
(From Snowden River Parkway to Columbia Gateway Drive)

Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015
9:00 a.m.

Cleanup Will Take About One Hour
Get Some Light Exercise!
Meet New and Old Friends!

Dress appropriately for the weather
Wear old clothes and bring work gloves
HCAD will provide orange vests and trash bags

After the clean up, we can meet and chat
HCAD will provide the refreshments

Please arrive a little before 9:00 am at the parking lot of UA Snowden Square Movie Theatres (Behind Home Depot)
9161 Commerce Center Drive
Columbia, MD 21046

Chairman: Fred Hartman email: FHartman6@gmail.com
Not required, but do let Fred know if you plan to help

HCAD Presents DEAFHOOD 101

DATE CHANGE: March 3 - 6, 2016

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.

Butch Zein will be the lecturer

Light refreshments will be served

Class fee: $175

Dates & Times:

Thursday & Friday, March 3 & 4, 6pm-9pm
Saturday & Sunday, March 5 & 6, 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