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Deaf Community

Stories from Silent Childhood

By Bilingual Education, Deaf Community, Deaf Culture, Deaf Ecosystem, Deaf in the News, Information, Sign Languages Around the World No Comments

Dr. Reijntjes School For The Deaf was established more than three decades ago, in an effort to provide an education to Sri Lanka’s Deaf children, and give them a chance to become productive citizens of the country. We visited the school to get a glimpse into their hopes, fears and ambitions.

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Children of Deaf Adults

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What does it feel like being a child of Deaf adults? Deaf Missions spotlights CODAs sharing their experiences.

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#Why I Sign Campaign

By ASL, Cultural & Medical Perspectives, Deaf Community, Deaf Role Models, Early ASL Acquisition, Information, Literature, Website (literature) No Comments

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The purpose of sharing #whyIsign narratives

Families are still not given resources or support about including signing with their ddbddldhh children. Families often feel alone in their signing journey. For most, their baby is the first deaf person they meet. They often are nervous and scared to connect with the deaf community. Our diverse communities often desire to connect with hearing families, but lack knowledge of where families are & how to reach out.

 Through sharing #whyIsign narratives, people can:

  • Connect with deaf & hard of hearing children to other families

  • Connect to DDBDDHHLD & the diverse communities within

  • Connect with the signing communities (CODA’s, students, friends, community members, etc.)

  • Share resources and information about resources of raising a deaf and hard of hearing child

  • Understand that sign language is a right, not an option

WHY I SIGN WEBSITE

Dear Hearing People

By Deaf Community, Deaf Culture, Identity, Information

A Film by Sarah Snow & Jules Dameron – This film strives to educate hearing people on what they might not know or understand about the Deaf community.

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Deaf schoolboy scores ‘higher than Einstein’ in IQ test

By ASL, Bilingual, Cultural & Medical Perspectives, Deaf Community, Deaf History, Deaf in the News, Deaf Role Models, Identity, Information

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A 12-year-old boy has joined Mensa after achieving 162 on an IQ test, a higher score than Albert Einstein or Stephen Hawking.

Darren Toh, who was born deaf, is also an accomplished musician. He scored the highest grade possible for a child on the test.

The boy from Aughton, Lancashire, said he thought he was smart but “not quite a genius”.

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