About Us

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.


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.
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Award Nominations
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Bylaws Amendment Proposals
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Our Work

IAD's Newsroom is a resource for the latest news about IAD offering press releases, images, and other stories of interest.

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Conference Early Bird Rate Extended to April 15th

Good news! The Conference committee decided to extend the 2017 IAD and IRID Conference Early Bird rate to Saturday, April 15th! The Early Bird rate offers exceptional value as conference admission includes access to all conference related events, including workshops/presentations, evening events and much more! Ticket prices will go up on April 16th. If you haven’t […]

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IAD Election Chair Seeking Applicants

Candidates Needed for IAD Executive Board + Trustees The IAD will be hosting an election for the following positions at the IAD & IRID Conference in June: President Vice President Treasurer Secretary Membership Secretary Trustee (6 Years) Trustee (4 Years) If you’re interested in running for a position, please email IAD Elections Chairperson Suzy Laskowski […]

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IAD And IRID Conference Schedule Released

You asked, we delivered! The preliminary schedule for the 2017 IAD and IRID Conference was released today! We have fantastic presenters scheduled to present at the IAD & IRID 2017 Conference, including our featured presenter, Ryan Commerson from Colorado! We will have additional announcements in the coming days regarding our keynote speaker – keep checking your email for […]

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