The West Virginia Association of the Deaf (WVAD) was organized in 1915. It
was established and incorporated in 1930 and is one of 51 affiliated state
associations. WVAD recognizes ten chapters within the state and is
governed by an Executive Board of Directors, who serve on a voluntary
basis. Membership includes deaf, hard of hearing, and professionals who
work with the deaf and hard of hearing and other interested individuals.
WVAD serves a wide array of individuals with hearing loss as
an advocate as well as an information network. It hosts a State Association
Biennial Conference and sends representative(s) to the National Association
of the Deaf's Regional and Biennial Conferences to voice concerns gathered
from the State Association Biennial Conference.