IAD members voted on top priorities for 2017-2019 during the 2015 Biennial IAD Conference in Naperville, IL. The IAD Board of Directors is responsible for follow up action.
The Official 2017-2019 Conference Top Priorities are as follows:
IAD shall have an Education Strategy Team consisting of key stakeholders (e.g., teachers, interpreters, Deaf, Hard of Hearing and DeafBlind, and parents) to identify the top issues in Deaf Education in Illinois, conduct outreach to solicit feedback from the community and determine a course of action pertaining to deaf education reform, including a Deaf Child Bill of Rights and promotion of bilingual education.
IAD shall take the lead in establishing an alliance of organizations serving individuals who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing and/or DeafBlind.
IAD shall develop a task force to develop recommendations for proceeding with legislative action to mandate captioning in all public places in Illinois.
IAD shall collaborate with the Illinois Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (IRID) to develop comprehensive recommendations for interpreting rules and regulations.
IAD shall establish a formal Jr. IAD program.