To learn little more about our organization, Empire State Association of Deaf

ESAD Regions

ESAD has 8 different regions within the state. Each regions has their own representative serving their own region. Click on the map to browse more about your region (and others, as well.)

Regional Directory


The Association shall serve as the focal point of all cooperating agencies within New York State in promoting the welfare of the deaf in educational measures, in employment and in any other field pertaining to or affecting the deaf in their pursuit of economic security, social equality and all their just rights and privileges as citizens of New York State.


The bylaws of the organ, Empire State (New York) Association of Deaf (ESAD) was established as an organization during its first convention in Syracruse, NY in 1865 and incorporated in 1941.

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Meet the Board

The organ, Empire State Association of Deaf (ESAD) consist 15 officers. There are three different braches within officers in the organ, Executive (President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer), Regional representatives (Downstate, Hudson Valley, Captiol District, North Country, Central New York, Finger Lakes, Niagara, and Southern Tier), and Branch representatives (Utica Civic Association of the Deaf, Southwestern Association of the Deaf, and Buffalo Civic Association of the Deaf). Everyone on the board are volunteers, please be sure to thank them for their countless support to the organization and its service to the community.

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Empire State Association of Deaf (ESAD) is compromised into several working groups focusing on issues that impact on people with hearing loss (Deaf, Hard of Hearing, & Deaf-Blind) in New York State. Some of these committees are working on legislative-related efforts while others may be on policy-related efforts. Please consider in volunteer your time contributing the welfare of people with hearing loss in ensuring civil, linguistic, and access.