Aims & Scope

JADARA: Professional Networking for Excellence in Service Delivery with Individuals Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing seeks to publish manuscripts containing original scholarly research or practice in the field of deafness with school, community, clinical, social service, or other related applications. The journal is also an excellent venue for curricula, book and test reviews in the field. Letters to the editors are also welcome.

ADARA's Mission

Our mission is to facilitate excellence in human service delivery with individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. This mission is accomplished by enhancing the professional competencies of the membership, expanding opportunities for networking among ADARA colleagues and supporting positive public policies for individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. In achieving the mission, ADARA members are committed to: full access for members to all aspects of the organization's business, including Board matters, conference planning, presentations and journal publications, recognizing and affirming the ethnic, racial, and cultural diversity of the membership, and fostering an inclusive language community through the use of American Sign Language, signed communication, and other communication strategies used by all members at ADARA events in order to strive for barrier-free communication.

ADARA's Strategic Intent

ADARA strives to be the leader among professional organizations in transforming the paradigm of rehabilitation of Deaf people to enhancing the quality of life with people who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. This intent will be achieved through a balanced approach of consumerism and professionalism and will require the organization to continually examine the fundamental philosophies and attitudes that manifest themselves in the image of the organization and the configuration of the membership.