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 […]

Read more
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

Read more
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 […]

Read more
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 […]

Read more
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 […]

Read more
Register for the IAD and IRID Conference Today

Illinois Association of the Deaf Vice President Kevin Ryan and IRID Vice President Mandy Grazian want to see you at the IAD and IRID Conference taking place on June 22-25 in Naperville, IL! Visit www.iadiridconf.org and register today – the early bird combo will expire on March 31st! Register Today

Read more
DTV News Spotlights IAD’s Advocacy Work on SB0752

IAD Featured by DTV News for Advocacy Work The Illinois Association of the Deaf’s work with Senate Bill 0752 (SB0752) was spotlighted earlier today by DTV News! Thank you, DTV News, for increasing awareness about the steps taken to position the Illinois Deaf and Hard of Hearing Commission (IDHHC) for long-term success.

Read more
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 […]

Read more