Tennessee Association of the Deaf



Welcome to Tennessee Association of the Deaf!


The Tennessee Association of the Deaf (TAD) is a state association affiliated with the National Association of the Deaf and the local chapters across the Great State of Tennessee. It serves as an advocate for more than 500,000 deaf and hard of hearing people living in Tennessee.


The TAD is a non-profit state association operating independently of federal, state, and local. It is supported by a dedicated membership and others interested in the TAD goals. Membership includes deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing people.


The mission of TAD is to promote the general welfare of deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing people by advocating accessible services and programs across the Great State of Tennessee.


The paramount significance of this mission is that it will enable all individuals to achieve full participation into the mainstream of life and community.



​White Oak Flats Sponsorship 

​Great Smoky Mountains Sponsorships 

​Cades Cove Sponsorship 

Thank You to Our Sponsors!