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Sunday, October 18, 2020

2 - 4 p.m CST

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Community of Practitioners

IRID is implementing a new program called the Community of Practitioners. The Community of Practitioners is a monthly collaborative for working interpreters with a goal for all to connect and learn from each other. CDIs/DIs, hearing interpreters, and ITP students are welcome.


Laura Kostomiris, IRID Member-at-Large, explains more about this initiative:

Unlearning Words

workshop announcement for Unlearning Words with Seth Gore

Sunday August 30th, 2020

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM CST

This workshop is open to all IRID members for the discounted rate of $28.00, including CEUs

Anyone who is a current member of IRID as of August 10th will be sent an email with registration information soon.

IRID has plans for more member-exclusive workshops in the coming months so if you missed this one, make sure your membership is active for 2020-2021!



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


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Please consider contributing your talents and join our team.