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cheryl d


Beverly, MA
Hometown: Somerville

Member since:

September 28, 2011


Are you Deaf, hearing, or hard of hearing?

I am hearing. I am always striving to stay involved in the Deaf community and to stay fluent. I am also very interested in the dialect differences and linguistics of ASL, so the varied ages and exposures of the people attending this group create a fantastic mix of that.

If you've taken ASL classes, how many?

After completing one year of ASL classes at the Beverly School for the Deaf and two pre-requisite ASL classes at NECC, I was accepted into their 2-year Deaf Studies degree program. I graduated in May from NECC, with my Associates in Deaf Studies, and am now attending Merrimack College in their 2 year Bachelor's Degree Completion Program, where I will earn my degree in Child, Family and Community Studies. My goal is to use what I've learned to be an asset in any classroom with deaf students.

What would you like to get out of this group?

I have already found so many benefits from attending this Meet Up on a weekly basis ... immersion in an ASL social environment, great new friends, improved fluency, constant learning, and appreciation for Deaf Culture.


I am a mom of 3, and after staying home with my kids for 25 years, decided to return to school to get my degree in Deaf Studies. What I have learned over the past 4 years has changed my life - definitely for the better. :-)

What cheryl d is saying about this Meetup Group

I really enjoyed observing at my first meeting ... Paul drew me out a little and made me feel more comfortable and taught me quite a bit at the same time. Thanks for your patience (and humor), Paul!

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