October 13, 2013
My youngest child was born deaf. Auditory-verbal communication was a total failure. The started learning ASL when he was 2.
Have taken classes through CSDB, the old Center on Deafness, and PPCC. Definitely doesn't come naturally to me--especially receptive finger-spelling. But I've come a long way and want to continue to improve so that I can communicate well with my son and his Deaf family and friends.
My Deaf son lives in DC and is marrying a Deaf woman in June. I need, more than ever, to improve my expressive and receptive ASL skills.