PARID is an affiliate chapter of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc. (RID), which has its headquarters in Alexandria, VA. The RID is a national association of professional Sign Language interpreters with chapters across the United States. The chapters are organized into five geographical regions, with PARID belonging to Region I.
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 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.
It is the goal of PARID to promote the profession of interpreting and transliterating American Sign Language and English.