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.
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
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”.
This version of a Carrie Underwood song may be even better than the original!
I’m Rachel Coleman. Like you, I am the parent of a child who is deaf. When my daughter was diagnosed, I had so many questions, hopes, and fears. I searched for answers that sometimes took years to find. Nearly two decades later, I’ve created this site to help you get answers, access resources, and connect with a community that understands your needs.