A Message from IAD and WSAD About the Community Roundtable
Are you the Vlogger Tom Bruhn is looking for? We’re looking for community members to share their experiences with Deaf Education in Illinois. If you’re a student, parent of a DHH child, educator or interpreter and want to share your story, please email Tom today at TBruhn@iadeaf.org!
When Illinois Association of the Deaf (IAD) partners with community-based organizations like West Suburban Association of the Deaf (WSAD), we know good things will happen! Take a look at the newest VLOG from IAD Treasurer Lisa L Roth and WSAD Vice President Julia Anderson about the upcoming roundtable! Do you want your organization involved? Please […]
VLOG: IAD’s Response to AG Bell’s Letter Marginalizing ASL
American Sign Language (ASL) is how our children communicate, and they share their love for ASL in this video! We ask you support our new campaign to create awareness by using #theseareourkids in your social media posts, etc.
IAD’s Response to AG Bell’s Letter Marginalizing ASL
The Illinois Association of the Deaf (IAD) strongly believes every Deaf and Hard of Hearing child should have access to American Sign Language (ASL). Early access to ASL serves as a foundation for language acquisition. Nyle DiMarco is a beneficiary of early access to ASL, but the Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and […]
Sunday, April 3, 2016 Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Attn: Meredith Sugar, Esq Dear Ms. Sugar: Your letter in response to the Washington Post’s “The Reliable Source” column on Nyle DiMarco and his successes as a Deaf individual demonstrates the dismissive attitude your organization has continuously projected towards American […]
End Audism at ISD: IAD and ISDAA’s Call for Action
The Illinois Association of the Deaf supports the #whyIsign campaign!
An Update on IAD Youth Priorities
The Illinois Association of the Deaf and Illinois School for the Deaf Alumni Association have partnered and mandated the Governor’s Office and Department of Human Services (DHS) respond to our call for action to resolve the ongoing issues at ISD. Click here to read the letter sent to the Governor’s Office and DHS. The Illinois […]
IAD’s Education Updates & Call for Volunteers
Are you curious the latest updates regarding what IAD is doing to address the two specific priorities that impact deaf and hard of hearing youth (ages 0-21) in Illinois? In this VLOG, IAD Legislative Chair Jason Altmann joins IAD President Corey Axelrod to share specific information and goals on how chapters, affiliates and the general […]
ASL + English Bilingual Education Position Statement and Additional IAD Updates
IAD President Corey Axelrod and Vice President Kevin Ryan emphasize IAD acknowledges the community’s various concerns regarding education for deaf and hard of hearing children here in Illinois. We are committed to protecting children’s right to language and access to quality education, but we cannot do it alone. To get involved, please email Corey at […]
The IAD Board of Directors recently passed a new ASL + English Bilingual Education Position Statement, click here to read the statement. Additionally, the IAD Legislative Committee and Education Strategy Team have been tasked with developing a Child Bill of Rights and LEAD-K bill to introduce to legislators.