This annual event has long been an ICRID staple. We host a silent weekend retreat geared towards student interpreters and ASL students. This is an immersive experience where participants are asked to turn their voices off for the duration of this weekend event and explore the use of nonverbal communication. Through games, workshops, and social situations, participants can get a taste of what it is like for Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals to make their way through life.
To encourage participants to turn their voices off, we have a "penalty" system in place. For each word uttered, intentional or
accidental, there is a modest 25-cent fine. Talk, and you must feed Bernie the Blab Jar! Bernie is an insatiable quarter-eating machine just looking for the chance to chomp on your chump change. Say that five times fast!
The 2018 ASR is not far away! It will be held at Goshen College April 13-14 2018. This year's the is "We’re Going Places: Come With Us!" Please find below the registration forms.
There are two tracks this year, one for working interpreters and another for ASL and interpreting students. The interpreters will be attending a workshop by Holly Elkins that will examine the ways the trauma of domestic violence affects Deaf individuals, and the secondary trauma experienced by interpreters who are brought in to facilitate communication.
Students - Click Here to Register Online--->Annual Spring Retreat (ASR)
Interpreters - Click here to register for the workshop
Mail-in registrations:ASL Student Registration Form ASL Student Registration Form
Please visit our events page for online registration.