IAD Priorities and Call for Volunteers

Since the IAD Conference, the IAD Executive Board has been busy planning for the next two years to make sure we satisfy our new top priorities (click here for the additional video about our priorities). As a part of this planning, we need volunteers to serve on our committees: Deaf Youth/Jr. IAD Education Strategy Team […]

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SB1839 at Risk of Not Being Signed Into Law

Earlier this afternoon, Illinois Association of the Deaf (IAD) President Corey Axelrod and Legislative Chairperson Jason Altmann sent Governor Bruce Rauner a letter on behalf of IAD requesting he sign SB1839 into law. SB1839 ensures 9-1-1 funding remains and Deaf, DeafBlind, Late Deafened, Speech-Disabled and Hard of Hearing Illinois residents will continue to benefit from […]

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IAD Membership is $5 a Year

IAD membership is now cheaper than: A bottle of wine A frappuccino at Starbucks An extra value meal at McDonald’s A ticket to an open captioned movie A Chipotle burrito A milkshake at Steak and Shake A monthly subscription to Netflix These are all things we purchase on a regular basis. However, none of them […]

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SB752 Updates

The IAD received notification from Representative Mussman that SB752 will not be called for a vote in the Human Services Committee in time for tomorrow’s deadline. Representative Mussman advised IAD that there is a need to hear from all stakeholders before further action is taken. We fully respect this process. As we have been from […]

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Deaf Youth Spring Party

Deaf Youth Spring Party —-> $5 Admission for Food, Drinks, Music and More! Please RSVP by May 1st! To RSVP, contact: Maria Hernandez deafyouth@iadeaf.org Deaf Youth Spring Party Friday, 12 May 2017 5:00 pm @ Community Christian Church Naperville Yellow Box Creator: Illinois Association of the Deaf

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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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