About Us

BE THE CHANGE

you want to see

Vision:

Deaf Coloradans have unrestricted access to human and civil rights, responsibilities, and opportunities available to all citizens.

Mission:

With deaf education as our priority, the mission of Colorado Association of the Deaf is to research educational, linguistic, vocational, and social issues, share findings, develop policies, and propose legislative initiatives to advance our human and civil rights.

STEP

one

OBJECTIVES

deciding what priorities we want to focus on

STEP

two

SUPPORT

finding champions to pursue our objectives

STEP

three

ACTION

it takes a village to produce results

YOUR QUALITY OF LIFE

inspire us to action

We understand life is a challenge. But it doesn’t have to be any harder for our community. We experience social injustice in many ways.

We can’t expect change hoping someone will fix it for us. There’s so many things we can do. Educate. Advocate. Raise awareness. This is a lifelong commitment. We can’t do it alone. We need YOU.

 




THE BOARD

PRESIDENT

VANCE YOUNGS

vance.youngs@cadeaf.org

VICE PRESIDENT

JASON GUNDERSON

jason.gunderson@cadeaf.org

SECRETARY

AMELIA SMITH

amelia.smith@cadeaf.org

TREASURER

GARY ETKIE

gary.etkie@cadeaf.org

DIRECTOR

BONITA HARRIS

bonita.harris@cadeaf.org

DIRECTOR

SWANHILDA LILY

swanhilda.lily@cadeaf.org

DIRECTOR

AMANDA SORTWELL

amanda.sortwell@cadeaf.org

As long as we have deaf people on earth, we will have signs. And as long as we have our films, we can preserve signs in their old purity. It is my hope that we will all love and guard our beautiful sign language as the noblest gift God has given to deaf people.
George Veditz, Founder