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It is the mission of PARID to provide state and local forums and an organizational structure for the continued growth and development of the profession of interpretation and transliteration of American Sign Language and English. 

The philosophy of PARID is that excellence in the delivery of interpretation services among people who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing and people who are hearing will ensure effective communication. As an affiliate chapter of the professional association for interpreters and transliterators, PARID serves as an essential arena for its members in the pursuit of excellence. 

It is the goal of PARID to promote the profession of interpreting and transliterating American Sign Language and English. 

Upcoming events

2019 Mental Health Interpreting Training

Aug 5-6, Alabama

mailto:info@mhit.org






Thank You to Our  2018 PARID Conference  Platinum Level Sponsors:



PARID Board Members

President: Megan Toomey

Treasurer: Chris Rutledge

Corresponding Secretary & Membership: Courtney Tarselli

District 2 Representative: Ryan O'Keefe

District 5 Representative: Christine Adzema

Contact Information 

If you would like to highlight the events and interpreting program at your college or university within the state, please submit video and transcript to webmaster@parid.org


MEET THE BOARD


President: Megan Toomey

Megan Toomey is a Philadelphia native, mother to one son, and a 2003 graduate of the Community College of Philadelphia. She holds an A.A.S in ASL/English Interpreting. Megan earned her NIC Advanced certification in 2010.

Megan has worked in a variety of settings, not limited to: mental health, education and video relay Currently, Megan works as an educational interpreter for the School District of Philadelphia. She was elected PARID's President in 2016. 


 

WE  REALLY  HATE TO ASK...

But we need your voice!

We know interpreters are stretched thin, but are also deeply committed their colleagues and consumers. 

That's why we created a  streamlined  position  for each district that allows members' thoughts and concerns to be addressed by the PARID board. 

We hope you will consider applying as a District Representative! 

 Vacant  Board Positions

Recording Secretary

District 1 Representative

District 3 Representative

District 4 Representative

District 6 Representative

District 7 Representative

District 8 Representative


If you wish to learn a little bit more about these positions, please contact president@parid.org


Organizational Members

PA Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (PARID) 

744 SOUTH STREET #750 Philadelphia PA 19147

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