The Illinois Association of the Deaf would like to thank for those who came to the rally, and fight to support our causes for Deaf and HOH citizens for the State of Illinois.
Approximately 100 – 125 Deaf and Hard of Hearing citizens came to the rally on May 4th at the State Capital. Roughly half attended the Special Legislative Committee Meeting held in the Capital in the afternoon.
IAD President Corey Axelrod, IAD Legislative Committee Chair Jason Altmann, and Illinois School for the Deaf Alumni Association Legislative Liaison Jerry Covell should be applauded for their efforts for working with the State Legislators to raise awareness and initiate conversations regarding education, communication access and employment opportunities for Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals!
Once again, IAD would like to extend our thanks to the IL DGM committee, led by Tamera Gaudet-Doody and Igor Zapadinsky, for organizing and making this event happen.