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June 22, 2005

What is WRAD, Inc?

From: Dhhreport (WRAD) - Jun 22, 2005



WRAD, Inc. is representing the community of persons that are deaf or hard of hearing and all of its subgroups. (WRAD used to be called The World Recreation Association of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing but it is really more than just our Recreation services)

There is now a NEW community of persons that are deaf or hard of hearing. People who were formerly greatly restricted by deafness, and who believed that there was no possible remediation for deafness, or more inclusion into general society, now has new laws, new technologies, and indeed much better opportunities for success and achievement, now and in the future.

The world is indeed changing, and quite rapidly, in regard to the situation of children and adults who are deaf or hard of hearing. The decisions, behaviors, and lifestyles of the past are not necessarily applicable today or in the future.

There is a great need to educate, inform and promote full understanding of these changes, to persons with or without hearing loss. These recent changes have occurred so rapidly, that a great many people in both communities are often confused, and many receive inaccurate information.

WRAD, Inc. endeavors to REACH OUT to BOTH communities,deaf and hearing, in order to encourage inclusion, acceptance, equal access, and equal opportunities for persons who are deaf or hard of hearing, today, tomorrow, always and forever.


The WRAD organization is an International NGO organization, functioning under the guidelines of the United Nations. WRAD has FOUR major sections, each of which provides programs, services, and activities to hearing, deaf and hard of hearing persons.


Our organization includes some of the most prominent, highly educated and highly experienced Education Professionals with hearing loss, including those who are prelingually deaf. Our Education Section provided truthful, accurate, and complete information on all aspects, types, and methodologies of Education for persons with hearing loss, at the K-12, College, University, and Postgraduate levels, and also information on Vocational and Technical programs of study.


Our Charitable Section focuses on providing FUN, ENTERTAINING, and INFORMATIVE experiences, events, programs, and services, including community lectures, holiday parties and events, recreation, and leisure activities, travel and tour opportunities, and much more, at the lowest possible cost, in order to include persons experiencing financial hardship. All of our events are held in interesting locations within the general community, to promote inclusion.


Our Scentific Research Section is comprised of researchers from highly-ranked regular Universities, operating under established and accepted research methodologies. We research new technologies and new devices, as well as reporting about recent research in plain English, for individuals unfamiliar with technical terminology.


Our Publications Section produces information in print, and in other media, as well as reviewing and redistributing public information materials and those of other organizations and agencies. We believe that the community of persons with hearing loss MUST be fully informed about everything, at all times, without any restriction or censorship or bias. Our current electronic newsletter is called The DHHreport.

WRAD, Inc. History and Accomplishments

WRAD, Inc. an International NGO organization, and IRS Section 501c3 Educational, Charitable, Research, and Literary nonprofit organization, began in 1985 when Founder Bruce Gross, the deaf son of deaf parents and a Professional Educator, decided to assist the community of persons who are deaf and hard of hearing to achieve more inclusion, acceptance and access to the great benefits offered by general society.

WRAD activities, programs, and services are open to all, without discrimination. We all learn from each other. If you have an open mind and good heart, and if you celebrate diversity and wish to learn from others who may be quite different from you, and to learn to accommodate differences in the interests of mutual understanding, come and join us! We also welcome affiliates from different organizations and agencies that have an open mind and a good heart about issues on deafness.

For more information about WRAD, visit the website at