PCRID members: Attend the MDAD Conference and get full registration plus a one year membership for $15! PCRID will be hosting some kind of event or discussion session during the MDAD Conference. Stay tuned for more details.
PCRID Board members meet to share reports, review the action items from PCRID's Rally of the Board (aka the annual board work day), establish a structure for fulfillment for 2019 (itinerary/schedule), and begin Annual Conference planning.
Emergency Townhall Meeting on Interpreter Licensure and HB1064 hosted by NAOBI-dc, was live-streamed on Facebook and recorded. View the video recording here. View a vlog by Licensure Workgroup Chair Kirsi Langdon-Grigg regarding the withdrawal of the bill here.
As of Wednesday March 6, 2019, PCRID member Beth Henrickson has joined the PCRID Legislative Affairs committee and will serve as the Licensure Liaison. Contact Beth with your communication on HB1064 for the committee hearing on March 12, 2019. You may contact Beth at LicensureLiaison@pcrid.org.
NAOBI-dc has invited PCRID, MDAD, interpreters and stakeholders to come together for a meeting to discuss interpreter licensure and House Bill 1064. The meeting will be held on Saturday March 9, 2019, 5-9 PM, at CCBC Catonsville Campus, 800 S. Rolling Rd. Baltimore, Maryland. (Building: Center for the Arts, Room# 208)
Kirsi Grigg-Langdon, Licensure Workgroup Chair, shares Maryland Interpreter Licensure info: and a team of CDIs expand on the draft interpreter bill. View vlog
House Bill 1064 & Social Media Communication: view vlog
The Maryland Association of the Deaf (MDAD) sent a draft interpreter licensing bill to the Maryland Legislature, and today it was accepted by Delegate Pam Queen of the Economics Committee; House Bill 1064 was placed on the docket for a committee hearing. View Maryland House Bill 1064. Testimony for HB1064 will be heard on March 12, 2019, at 1:00 PM. Interpreters will be provided. See the PCRID Community Calendar on the for location details. See the Maryland Interpreter Licensure page for more information.
PCRID's Birthday is on March 13th!
PCRID 2019 Quarter 1 Report
Next Quarterly Report: July 15, 2019
National Alliance of Black Interpreters - DC Area Chapter
Maryland Association of the Deaf
District of Columbia Association of the Deaf
District of Columbia Commission on Peopple with Disabilities
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