ISD Superintendent Letter – February 2, 2018
IAD’s Response to SR528
The Illinois Association of the Deaf is still concerned about the long-standing issues at the Illinois School for the Deaf (ISD). In this letter sent to ISD Superintendent Julee Nist this morning, the IAD Board of Directors list examples of oppression and audism at the ISD and request Superintendent Nist take action to fix these […]
Illinois Association of the Deaf’s Letter to Governor Rauner
The Illinois Association of the Deaf submitted our response regarding Senate Resolution 528 (SR528) directly to Governor Rauner yesterday. Click here to read our response with recommendations.
An Important Update about IDHHC, SR528 and SB752
Earlier this afternoon, the Illinois Association of the Deaf wrote a letter to Governor Rauner regarding the recent activities at the Illinois Deaf and Hard of Hearing Commission, commissioners’ dereliction of responsibility and staff members’ abuse of powers.
New Infographics Page!
The Illinois Association of the Deaf (IAD) received numerous inquiries asking the difference between Senate Resolution 528 and Senate Bill 752. In response, our Legislative Chairperson Jason Altmann created this VLOG. Additionally, Jason shares IAD’s continuous concerns about the lack of transparency at the Illinois Deaf and Hard of Hearing Commission, especially after comments made by Commission […]
IAD Letter to IDHHC Chair & Spokesperson
IAD has created a new page where we will post Infographics visually illustrating who we are as an organization, what we do, and how our work benefits the deaf and hard of hearing citizens and parents of deaf children across the state of Illinois. New infographics will be added on an ongoing basis. This new page can be found under […]
IAD’s Timeline re: IDHHC and Interpreter Licensure
The IAD Board of Directors wrote to IDHHC Chair and Spokesperson to inquire the status of and plans for the Illinois Deaf and Hard of Hearing Commission (IDHHC) to improve outreach and provision of services. Read the Letter
IAD Board Meeting is Open to Public
Several weeks ago, the Illinois Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (IRID) released a timeline with their organization’s perspective detailing their activities and involvement with SB752 and HB1811. This timeline was developed by IRID, not the Illinois Association of the Deaf (IAD). We are releasing our own timeline to provide a comprehensive list of activities […]
Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria – Fundraising Give Back Event
The IAD will host its first board meeting after the 2017 IAD Conference on Sunday, September 10th at the ITAC office in Springfield. The meeting is open to the public; we look forward to having you join us at the meeting to discuss current issues and to provide feedback/input. We hope to see you there! […]
Thanksgiving Eve Party ’17
The Illinois Association of the Deaf (IAD) would like you to join us at a fundraiser on September 20th at the Elk Grove Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria. If you are unable to join us during our scheduled private event from 6 pm – 10 pm, the fundraiser will be in effect from 11:00 a.m to 11:00 […]
The Illinois Association of the Deaf and the National Association of the Deaf are partnering again to host the 3rd annual Thanksgiving Eve Party on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 from 7-11pm at Saranello’s in Wheeling! Appetizers, dinner, non-alcoholic beverages and dessert are all included! A cash bar will be available, and we will also have […]