The Maryland Cued Speech Association (MDCSA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and protecting the rights of deaf and hard of hearing children and adults in the state of Maryland to utilize and have access to Cued Speech in all settings. MDCSA is an affiliate of the National Cued Speech Association (NCSA). Members of MDCSA receive e-mail updates; resource referrals for babysitters, classes, camps, transliterators, and experienced cuers; and information about camps, meetings, and conferences related to Cued Speech.
- To promote and protect the use of Cued Speech in Maryland.
- To protect the right of children and adults to have access to cued languages, such as cued English, in all settings.
- To support families of children who are deaf and hard of hearing and who have chosen Cued Speech as their primary communication mode.
- To promote the use of Cued Speech in the community by making classes and support groups readily available in the home and a variety of settings.
- To inform our elected officials, public administrators, and employers about the excellent results obtained in language acquisition, reading, and writing by deaf children through the use of Cued Speech both in the home and in the schools.
- To educate physicians, health care providers, and other professionals about the existence and benefits of Cued Speech.
- To develop and disseminate information regarding services available to Cued Speech consumers
The current MDCSA leadership is an interim committee working hard to re-establish the MDCSA as an advocacy organization.