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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.

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IAD Submits Letter to Governor Rauner re: Concerns with IDHHC

As a part of an effort to affect change at the Illinois Deaf and Hard of Hearing Commission (IDHHC), Illinois Association of the Deaf (IAD) President Corey Axelrod and Vice President Kevin Ryan recently sent a letter to Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner regarding the IDHHC’s continuous failures to satisfy the eight mandates established in law. […]

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Mt. Sinai CEO Wants to Meet with IAD

Illinois Association of the Deaf President Corey Axelrod shares after sending the letter to Mt. Sinai CEO Karen Teitelbaum this morning, the two had a brief conversation by phone to discuss setting up a meeting between IAD and Mt. Sinai’s leadership team. The goal of this meeting is to discuss how Mt. Sinai can continue […]

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Concerns Regarding Closing of Mt. Sinai’s Deaf Health Program

Mt. Sinai Hospital recently decided to close the Deaf Health Program at Mt. Sinai. The closing of the program results in concerns regarding quality of communication access and access of resources previously provided by the Deaf Health Program. Click here to read the letter IAD President Corey Axelrod submitted on IAD’s behalf to Mt. Sinai’s […]

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