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IRID Position Statement


 The Illinois Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (IRID) condemns racism and deplores the impact that historic, deeply rooted, and systemic inequities have on our members, the communities we serve, and our nation.

Taking online courses while we Stay At Home? Earn CEUs!

CEUs at home

We know that many websites offer pre-approved courses for ASL-English interpreters, with RID CEUs already set up. But many more online programs can be approved as PINRAs, or Participant Initiated Non-RID Activities.

If you are using this time to take one of these online courses and would like CEUs, follow these steps:

*Applications must be submitted and approved before you begin the course; this is RID’s requirement.


Fill out the application here

IRID Board

The IRID Board

Angela Malcomson - President

Kathy Valiska - Vice President

Kevin Jackson - Secretary

Vacant - Treasurer

Cat Abood - Member at Large

Hershella Ashford - Member at Large

Olivia Heitz - Member at Large

Courtney Cechini - Student Representative

Volunteers Needed

IRID is looking for volunteers for several committees:

Professional Development


Social Media

Please consider contributing your talents and join our team.


Thanks COD, CAIRS, CHS, Deaf Inc., Sorenson!

IRID wishes to thank all of the sponsors of our recent membership meeting and workshop.  Without your generosity this event would not have been possible.