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Illinois Association of the Deaf (IAD) is Illinois' leading civil rights organization of, by and for deaf and hard of hearing Illinoisans. Established in 1877, IAD is committed to addressing numerous advocacy causes, including early intervention, education, employment, healthcare, technology, telecommunications, youth leadership and more.

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HB1811 Update from Jason Altmann, IAD Legislative Chair

Dear IAD Member: The IAD Legislative Committee would like to give you an update regarding to the House Bill 1811 (HB1811) that amends the Regulatory Sunset Act by removing the repeal date of January 1, 2018 from the Interpreter for the Deaf Licensure Act of 2007. HB1811 recently had its first reading and was assigned […]

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SB1995 Amends Insurance Code to Provide Coverage for Service Dogs

DeafBlind members of the community, we want to hear from you… Please read the full text of SB1995 – this bill amends the Illinois Insurance Code to provide insurance coverage for service dogs. Please let Illinois Association of the Deaf’s Legislative ChairĀ Jason AltmannĀ (legislative@iadeaf.org) know your position on this so we can be of support! Read […]

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Survey for Support Service Providers

If you are an experienced Support Service Provider (SSP), please consider taking the National Support Service Provider Certification Team’s survey to help provide a basis for: determining core competencies, standards, and best practices essential for SSPs; developing the process for national certification for SSPs; and building a Nationwide SSP Database. The Illinois Association of the […]

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2017 IAD & IRID CONFERENCE

June 22-25, 2017 - Naperville Hotel Indigo

Conference Information
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Conference Registration
Conference registration is now open, register today.
Hotel Reservations
Limited rooms available, book your hotel room today.
Presenters Needed
To be considered as a presenter, click here to submit an application. Deadline: March 1, 2017.
200 Vale Street Champaign, IL 61822
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