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:
Join us October 18, 2020 for the next IRID workshop
Sunday, October 18, 2020
2 - 4 p.m CST
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!
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.
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
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
IRID is looking for volunteers for several committees:
Please consider contributing your talents and join our team.