About Us

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.


June 22-25, 2017 - Naperville Hotel Indigo

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Our Work

IAD's Newsroom is a resource for the latest news about IAD offering press releases, images, and other stories of interest.

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Did IAD Respond to IRID’s Letter to Senator Morrison? Yes.

IAD members have reached out asking if IAD responded to IRID President William Lee’s letter to Senator Morrison about SB752. The answer is yes, IAD President Corey Axelrod and Jason Altmann wrote a letter in response.

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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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