IAD’s Timeline re: IDHHC and Interpreter Licensure

Several weeks ago, the Illinois Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (IRID) released a timeline with their organization’s perspective detailing their activities and involvement with SB752 and HB1811. This timeline was developed by IRID, not the Illinois Association of the Deaf (IAD). We are releasing our own timeline to provide a comprehensive list of activities […]

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IAD’s Response To John Miller’s Written Testimony Re: SB0752

IAD Responds to John Miller’s Written Testimony re: SB0752 Illinois Association of the Deaf Legislative Chair Jason Altmann addresses the number of alternative facts and rumors that are floating around: SB0752 should not and does not narrow the pool of applicants eligible for appointments. The 9th mandate will not require additional funding or staff members to receive, coordinate […]

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Community Members Share Their Legislative Training Experiences

IAD Hosts 3rd Legislative Training in Six Months Yesterday’s Legislative Training at Moraine Valley Community College was a phenomenal success! Several individuals who took the training, CJ Speakman, Susan Elizabeth Rangel, Jennifer Buck, Peter Wujcik, Suzy Long Laskowski, Tim Carroll, Kim Mokris, Malinda Tran, Raymond L Francini and Elke Weinbrenner, shared their experiences afterwards. We hope you consider joining us at our next legislative training. We will be sharing […]

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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 Chair Jason Altmann (legislative@iadeaf.org) know your position on this so we can be of support! Read […]

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Interpreter for the Deaf Licensure Act to be Repealed Jan. 1, 2018

Did you know the Interpreter for the Deaf Licensure Act will be repealed (expire) on January 1, 2018? IAD President Corey Axelrod shares the impact this will have on communication for Deaf, DeafBlind, Hard of Hearing individuals. Corey also shares this will also negatively impact interpreters, as well. 2017 is going to be a busy […]

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IAD Legislative Trainings: Announcements and Updates

The Illinois Association for the Deaf (IAD) is providing a legislative training session on January 28th from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the Jacksonville Community Center for the Deaf (JCCD) in Jacksonville.  The training will provide information on legislation including understanding legislative bills, finding representatives and meeting with legislators as well as community advocacy […]

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IAD Offering Two Legislative Training Sessions in Early 2017

Are you an Illinois Association of the Deaf (IAD) member interested in learning more about IAD’s legislative priorities and how you can take action? Then the upcoming Legislative Training sessions in January and February are for you! During the training sessions, the presenters will provide an in-depth review of the legislative process, including how a bill […]

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