April 2018
May 2018
Date: May 3, 2018
Event: Access 101: An Introduction to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
Where: Moraine Valley Community College, 9000 College Pkwy, Palos Hills, IL
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Benefits and Attractions: This workshop is presented by Rachel Arfa.  Registration will open 30 days before the event.
Cost: $5.00 MVCC Students; $10.00 Community
Contact for Information: For additional questions, contact
Date: Saturday, May 5, 2018, 2018
Event: Introduction to the Court System: A Sneak Preview
Where: Harper College, 1200 W. Algonquin Rd, Palatine, IL - Building A - Room 238
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Description: Do you wonder what it might be like to interpret in the court system, but have little to no experience? In this workshop presented by June Prusak, CDI, CLIP-R, we will explore and discuss: The basic elements of the court system, legal jargon and introducce you to legal concepts in a simple and easily understandable way. The goal of this workshop is to allow interpreters to take a sneak peek into the legal system in order to decide whether to pursue further education. You will learn who the key players are in the courtroom and their duties in this setting. Pllus get a sneak preview of how interpreters function and some of the linguistic challenges they face when working with Deaf individuals in court. Students and professionals welcome! (0.6 GS CEUs) This workshop will be presented in American Sign Language. In conformance with local, state and federal statutes regarding disabilities, activities and facilities shall be accessible to all individuals. ICRID in an approved RID CMP sponsor for RID Continuing Education Activities. This General Studies program is offered for 0.6 CEUS at the little/none Content Knowledge Level.
Cost: $60.00 per Professional Interpreter; $30.00 per Student (with ID) - Refund policy: NO refunds after April 30, 2018.
Contact for Information: Accommodations must be requested by April 30, 2018 via email at
Ongoing Events 
Date: First Monday of the month
Event: Beginning iPad Classes
Where: Schaumburg Township, One Illinois Blvd, Hoffman Estates, IL
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Benefits and Attractions: We will have Beginning iPad classes for the Deaf every month starting in October 2015. The dates in 2015 will be Mondays, October 5th & November 2nd. Haydee Garcia will be the Deaf iPad expert and you will learn the iPad basics, tips, finding apps, how to navigate, organizing and much more. YOU must bring your own iPad (fully charged) to the class. This class is limited to 20 people. First come, first served.   
Cost: $5.00 per class (cash only)
Contact for Information: For more information, please RSVP by October 1st to Sarita Phadke at or 224-520-9763 VP.
Date: Last Tuesday of the month
Event: Community's Social Signing
Where: Community Christian Church, 1635 Emerson Lane, Naperville, IL
Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Benefits and Attractions: Welcoming adults and children who are deaf, hard of hearing and hearing.  Meet other deaf people in your community.  Improve your signing skills.
Cost: ???
Contact for Information:
Date: Every Saturday
Event: Classes for Immigrants
Where:  Northwest Church of Christ, 4602 N. Kilbourn Ave., Chicago, IL
Time:  10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Benefits, Attractions: Deaf Adults Education Access Program offers classes for deaf and hard of hearing immigrants in American Sign Language, reading skills, writing skills and citizenship preparation
Admission Fee: $15.00 per person
Contact for Information: Demir Bekiri at 773-745-9788 (VP) or Maureen Philbin at 312-493-9632 (voice)



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Anixter Center Names Rebecca Clark President & CEO

Chicago, Ill. (Dec. 27, 2017) — Rebecca Clark has been tapped to be the next CEO & President of Anixter Center. Nearly 100 years old, Anixter Center is an experienced leader in serving people of all ages with disabilities. Clark first joined the venerable nonprofit in 2015 as the Vice President... Read more


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