The Pennsylvania Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf


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

Call for Volunteers! 

Vacant  Board Positions

District 2 Representative

District 3 Representative

District 4 Representative

District 5 Representative

District 6 Representative

District 7 Representative

Vacant Non-Board Positions

CMP Coordinator *

Newsletter Editor

If you are interested in any of these positions, please contact

*Interim Coordinator Cindi Brown


PARID Board Members

President: LaTanya Jones
Vice President: Megan Toomey
Treasurer: Chris Rutledge
Recording Secretary: Gloriana McElheny
Corresponding Secretary: Courtney Tarselli

Complete PARID Board Contact Information

PARID District 7 Presents: 

Show Me The Music

When: 12/09/2017 9:00 AM, EST
Where: Lehigh Valley Center for Independent Living, 713 N 13th Street, Allentown, Pa

  Molly Bartholomew

This workshop will guide you through the musical theory of interpreting songs into sign language. You will learn how to analyze a musical composition, break a song down into parts, make sign choices based on musical notes & rhythm, and have an interpretation that flows from the beginning to the end of a song.

0.8 CEUS 

*Request for reasonable accommodations must be received by 11/25/17.*

Lunch will be on your own!

Click here for more information

Cancellation policy:

If on or before November 8, 2017 - 50% refund

After November 9, 2017 - no refund

PARID would like to thank everyone who attended the 2017 Conference. 

We would like to extend a special thanks to the following people for their hard work and support to make our conference a success: 

Conference Committee: Cindi Brown and Nichole Wade

Presenters: Bonnie Faye Gibson-Brydon, Jeni Rodrigues, and Wink Smith

Interpreters: Kate Block, Bonnie Faye Gibson-Brydon, and Jeni Rodrigues

Support Staff: 

Emily Gowin, Bloomsburg University

Michelle (Shelly) Wilson-Thompson, Community College  of Philadelphia

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