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  • Thursday, December 23, 2021 10:45 AM | MassRID CMP Coordinator (Administrator)

    Willie Ross School for the Deaf in Longmeadow serves the central and western regions of the state both as a K-12 school with multiple campuses and with outreach services in students' home districts.  They join the Massachusetts Association of the Deaf, Purple, and Sorenson as organizational members.  

    We appreciate your support and are happy to partner with you in our mission to work together with the Deaf Community in meeting the interpreting needs of Massachusetts residents by enhancing the quality and availability of sign language interpreters.

  • Monday, October 25, 2021 8:05 AM | MassRID CMP Coordinator (Administrator)

    Your region needs representation!

    Please consider finding a buddy and becoming a corepresetative.  We particularly encourage dyads of newer interpreters with experienced interpreters.

    What does the Rep do?  Primarily, they will host regional meetings in order to distribute current MassRID information and gather regional concerns and interests.  You decide on whether that will be in person, online, some of both, or hybrid.  Minimum 2 meetings per year.  Other duties available as interested.  Regions which are seeking staffing are below.  You can find out how the regions are defined on this map of the Regions

    Central Region

    Greater Boston Region

    Southeast and Cape Cod Region

    Northeast region

  • Tuesday, September 14, 2021 12:53 PM | MassRID CMP Coordinator (Administrator)

    We're getting back to paid dues for membership.  With that comes benefits, communication, and input.

    Please go to the Join Us page to see your membership choices and you can go to http://massrid.org/CMP to see some of your benefits.

    If you want to pay by check, you CAN still do that!  Go ahead and click Join Us, select your level, and then select "invoice me." You'll receive an email with the postal address so you can mail in your check.  And we'll get a notification so we'll know it's there!

  • Tuesday, August 10, 2021 3:28 PM | MassRID Correspondence Secretary

    CEU Opportunity
    "It's Not What You Say, but How You Say It"

    October 16th, 2021 9AM-12PM

    0.5 Professional Studies

    Registration deadline is September 30th, 2021

    Ideal for Faith-based interpreters, ITP students and graduates, emerging and professional interpreters.

    Questions? Contact Anne Freeman at AnneFreeman14@gmail.com or by phone (617) 447-5477.

  • Friday, August 06, 2021 3:51 PM | MassRID Correspondence Secretary

    A new series offered monthly!

    Please note, times listed are Pacific Daylight Time. 

    Eastern times are 8:30PM-10:00PM, Tuesday, August 10th and Tuesday, August 24th. 

    Pricing: $40 for both sessions0.3 PS CEUs at the "cannot be specified" content level.  $25 for the guest session only, 0.15 PS CEUs.

  • Monday, August 02, 2021 10:52 AM | MassRID Correspondence Secretary

    "Ethical Decision Making in K-12 Interpreting"

    Sept 21st, 28th, Oct 5th; Tuesday evenings, 6-9pm via Zoom.
    0.9 Professional Studies CEUs with the Education designation.

    Classroom interpreters who are registered with the MCDHH can ask Diane Stains for a discount code. Student and freshly-minted interpreter discounts available. Email Ami at aslater@wrsdeaf.org

    Sponsored by WRSD, DESE Educational Interpreter Professional Development Project, and MassRID

    Click here to register!

  • Wednesday, July 28, 2021 12:01 PM | MassRID CMP Coordinator (Administrator)

    Any staff members providing educational interpreting for students who are deaf or hard of hearing in schools, including private special education schools or collaborative schools, must be registered through the MCDHH.

    This includes personnel who may not be identified as interpreters but who provide sign language support services in an educational setting, including paraprofessionals, signing aides, tutors, language or communication facilitators, and others.

    How do Educational Interpreters register?

    To register with MCDHH, please go to mass.gov/mcdhh and follow the link for "Educational Interpreter Registration."

    The above information was copied from https://www.mass.gov/service-details/information-regarding-the-educational-interpreter-registry

    Please note that Janice Cagan-Teuber is retired as of 7/30/21, and you should instead contact Aurora Wilber (aurora.wilber@mass.gov)

  • Monday, June 14, 2021 11:45 AM | Anonymous

     As we get closer to the upcoming RID Virtual Conference scheduled July 8th to July 12th, you may have some questions and we're here to help.

    Below you will find a great FAQ sheet from RID about the  conference, along with the full schedule and registration.

    Don't miss out on this opportunity to partake in some wonderful courses!

    You can locate the details here.

    We hope to see you there!

  • Thursday, June 03, 2021 9:04 AM | MassRID CMP Coordinator (Administrator)

    This weekend, UMass and MassRID are sponsoring an online conference.  The deadline for registration has passed, but we wanted you to know that the entire conference IS APPROVED for CEUs.  No need for PINRAs this time.


  • Sunday, May 09, 2021 9:29 AM | MassRID President (Administrator)

    You are invited to the following event:

    PA ODHH, RID Region 1 Representative, Jason Farr, PARID and MASSRID present:

    What Does It Look Like to “Show Up”?

    Saturday, May 22, 2021

    11:00am - 2:00pm

    $25 (limited seating) 

    *Exclusively for PARID and MASSRID members and

    will be presented in ASL via Zoom

    Workshop Description:

    A workshop featuring a diverse group of panelists that explore how Asian American Pacific Islander ASL interpreters “show up” to be at their fullest and the challenges we experience in our pursuit.

    This workshop will be presented in ASL and is intended for interpreters and interpreting students who are members of Massachusetts or Pennsylvania RID Affiliate Chapters. Upon completion, participants will receive 0.3 PPO CEUs.

    Zoom link will be sent out on Friday, May 21, 2021.


    • Participated in group discussions about various forms of racism

    • Analyzed the lack of resources available to interpreters who experience racism

    • Explored various tools that can be shared with colleagues experiencing racism

    • Examined efforts that can better support anti-racism efforts

    Online registration:

    Online registration is open now until Thursday, May 20, 2021. To register or for more information on the presenters and workshop, please visit: www.parid.org

    Cancellation, Refunds, & Accommodations:

    To request accommodations or for more information on the cancellation or refund policies, please contact Megan Toomey at president@parid.org.

    PARID is approved by the RID CMP to sponsor Continuing Education Activities. This program is offered for 0.3 PPO CEUs. Participants need little/no knowledge of the topic to attend the workshop.

    Best regards,

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