Pennsylvania Registry of Interpreters of the Deaf is an affiliate chapter of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID). PARID was founded on August 23, 1986 at the Pennsylvania Society for the Advancement Deaf conference in York, PA, where the bylaws were approved and the first board of directors was elected. PARID does not have a charter or articles of incorporation that can be located. The full text of the current bylaws can be found under the Bylaws tab. The organization is currently comprised of 364 members spread across the eight districts.