. . . . Enjoy the autumn weather, remember the schools are open, watch out for children on street, and enjoy the changing colors of leaves on trees ! . . . .



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Training Workshop

November 15, 2014

Sponsored by

Virginia Association of the Deaf

Gallaudet University
Regional Center - Southeast

Do you want to learn:

  • How laws are made in your state?

  • How to influence lawmakers?

  • How to make a clear message to law?

Registration deadline: November 1, 2014

First come, first served - up to 40 participants

VAD-GURC Legislative Training Workshop Registration Form

VAD Leadership

Training Workshop

VAD Leadership Training Workshops

  • Spring 2015 - Northern Virginia Association of the Deaf

  • Spring 2015 - Blue Ridge & Skyline Chapters

  • Spring 2015 - Greater Richmond & Hampton Roads Chapters

See flyer for more information

NAD Region 1 Update

2014-16 NAD Priorities with Rationales
Mother & Father of the Year
for 2014
Announcing VAD's Mother & Father of the Year for 2014!

Pictures of Mother of the Year Celebration for Harriet Lois Koch 
(The reception was hosted by the Skyline Chapter)

Pictures of Celebration for Harry Lynn Taylor
(The reception was hosted by the Blue Ridge Chapter

VAD Board Meeting

September 20, 2014

VAD Board Meeting

DARS Administrative Office

8004 Franklin Farms Drive

Henrico, VA 23229

Saturday, September 20, 2014
9:30 am to 5:00 pm


Lunch boxes will be ordered from Panera Bread. The cost will be $8.00 per box.

Please send your order to Janet Wright at Mom85@comcast.net by September 17.

See flyer for lunch menu.

VSDB Reunion

October 2-4, 2014

VSDB's 175th Anniversary Reunion

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Friday, October 3, 2014

Saturday, October 4, 2014

VSDB's 175th Anniversary Pictures and Videos 

The Reunion is in the Facebook!  Click here

Hall of Fame

October 3, 2014

40th Anniversary VSDAA Hall of Fame Luncheon
Best Western Inn, Waynesboro VA
1:00 - 4:00 pm
Cost of Tuition
Staunton NewsLeader article: More spent on students at VSDB than any college tuition in the United States
Different needs of students drives up VSDB costs

Letter from Darlene Coleman of Staunton: Can VSDB compete?

Skyline Chapter's
Shinpaugh Award

Mike Ernest of Staunton is the 2013 recipient of Skyline Chapter's Shinpaugh Award


VAD Conference

June 21 & 22, 2013

Ask not what VAD can do for you;

ask what you can do for VAD

Information & Forms for 2013 VAD Conference in Fairfax, VA.


2014 VSDAA Reunion Committee is selling Sweat Shirt, Polo Shirt, Fleece Vest, and Denim Shirt with VSDB logo (see left).

2014 VSDAA Reunion Order Form  

 VSDB Commemorative Throw Blanket (new order form for 2010)


The Skyline Chapter is selling VSDB throw blankets designed by the VAD 2009 Fund Raising Committee.  Please click the link for more details.

VSDB Commemorative Pillow (new order form for 2010)


The VAD 2009 Fund Raising Committee is selling VSDB commemorative pillows.

Please click the link for more details.


Optical Illusions
Are your eyes tired?  Bored?  Want to look at something strange?

VSDB Museum
See photos to see what the museum looks like.


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