News of Note

Events Mar 13, 2021


ALDAcon is ON!
The ALDA Board of Directors have decided to move forward with plans for the in-person event that is scheduled for October 6 - 10, 2021 in Niagara Falls, NY. We can't wait to see you there!
ALDA will continue to monitor any restrictions related to COVID-19. Please make sure to check our event page at
or the event website at for updates and to register.


Need help to attend ALDAcon 2021?
Scholarships are available!!!           

ALDAcon is the annual convention of the Association of Late-Deafened Adults (ALDA). It provides a stress-free communications environment for people with hearing loss, complete with informative workshops, awesome guest speakers, educational exhibits, and endless opportunities for social interaction with others with hearing loss. All workshops and presentations are presented with both CART and ASL interpretation.  Everyone is welcome, be they deaf, hard of hearing, or hearing.

The ALDAcon Hotel is 
Sheraton Niagara Falls, New York.
(Communicate with the ALDAcon Scholarship team for reservations)

If you need financial help in order to attend ALDAcon 2021 you may be eligible to receive an ALDAcon scholarship. ALDAcon scholarships can provide up to full registration and hotel costs. The requirements to apply are:

·         You are a current paid-up member of ALDA or are willing to become one

·         You are deaf or hard of hearing

·         You have genuine need of financial support to attend ALDAcon 2021

·         You plan to attend all 5 days and commit to participating in daily workshops and other conference activities.

·         You have not previously been awarded two scholarships to ALDAcon. 

If you answered "yes" to these questions, then you may be eligible to apply for a scholarship to attend ALDAcon 2021. CLICK HERE for complete information concerning scholarship requirements and the scholarship application process.  
Scholarship Applications must be received by June 30,2021.
Priority will be given to first time attendees and new members.

Please see the introduction and welcome message from our newest team member at MCDHH, Commissioner Opeoluwa Sotonwa on March 1, 2021.

Click here to read Commissioner Opeoluwa Sotonwa's Welcome letter.  This announcement can also be viewed in American Sign Language (ASL) by clicking here.

DEAF, Inc. offers American Sign Language (ASL) classes for adults interested in learning the language and Deaf culture in the US. DEAF, Inc. also hosts monthly ASL social events. Click on the link below for more information.

American Sign Language (ASL) classes


The Framingham Senior Center hosts regular ZOOM programs.  CART is available for those programs with request two weeks in advance.  Schedule is available through the Framingham Callahan Courier and is on-line.  One calls to register.  Ask for Paula Geller.

Current Program Calendar



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