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Unread 11-03-2010, 12:10 PM   #1
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Finding Deaf Community!?

I am making a sincere effort to find deaf people in my area and i cant find any! i know they are plenty of deaf ppl here.
How do i find deaf people? any ideas?

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Unread 11-03-2010, 12:11 PM   #2
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I am making a sincere effort to find deaf people in my area and i cant find any! i know they are plenty of deaf ppl here.
How do i find deaf people? any ideas?
Go outside and ring a bell. If nobody responds, you are in a deaf area.
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Unread 11-03-2010, 12:34 PM   #3
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^^ LOL

In all seriousness, zaz, where are you from?
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Unread 11-03-2010, 12:50 PM   #4
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hahahaha what i usually do is i go into neighborhoods at midnight and honk my horn for 5 minutes. then, if there is a house that has not turned on a light then i know deaf people live there :p just kidding. but all seriousness though, i live in longview tx.
i feel sad because i am learnign the language but have no one to talk to!
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Unread 11-03-2010, 12:56 PM   #5
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There are quite a few people here on this forum from Texas. Let's see if anybody from Texas can help you out here.
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Unread 11-03-2010, 01:04 PM   #6
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well on the introduction thread i posted that im from longview tx and if anyone is from this area. i dont think anyone has responded
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I'm in Texas. I haven't been to Longview in a long time but I'm familiar with the area.

There are deaf communities in Austin and Houston. I don't know about Dallas/Fort Worth. We've got a couple of people here who can fill you in on that.

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Unread 11-03-2010, 01:15 PM   #8
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yea i have friends in the deaf community that go to a Christian Congregation that is all ASL. I have gone there before and it was great to see that meeting
and also the city of tyler which is close to me has a community and local ASL congregation also. but i still have not found any deaf people in my city :/
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welcome, zazu, but I'm not in Texas
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Hi Zazu, you have found us at least. I have found AllDeaf to be a wonderful online community and a great substitute, as I unable to integrate with the Deaf community where I am located.
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hahahaha what i usually do is i go into neighborhoods at midnight and honk my horn for 5 minutes. then, if there is a house that has not turned on a light then i know deaf people live there :p just kidding. but all seriousness though, i live in longview tx.
i feel sad because i am learnign the language but have no one to talk to!
I saw the Pepsi ad about that. I love it when the deaf men tried to figure out where someone who is deaf are at home but where. One of them got the idea that if they honk the horn maybe the lights will come on. Sure enough, there is many house lights on and only one of the houses did not have the light on. Bingo, that is where the deaf live. They went up the door and push the button for the light inside flashing and the deaf person answer the door. Pretty neat, eh? I will never forget about that spiffy commercial.
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I'm in Galveston.
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Unread 11-04-2010, 04:36 AM   #14
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Go outside and ring a bell. If nobody responds, you are in a deaf area.
When is a landowner allowed to shoot at a trespasser? According to Section 9.42 of the Texas Penal Code, a landowner can shoot at or use other deadly force against a trespasser if the landowner reasonably believes the land or property cannot be protected or recovered by any other means, or that the landowner himself would be exposed to substantial risk of death or serious bodily injury if the landowner does not use deadly force. A landowner can also shoot at or use other deadly force against a trespasser if the force is immediately necessary to prevent the trespasser's imminent commission of arson, burglary, robbery, aggravated robbery, theft during the nighttime or criminal mischief during the nighttime; or to prevent the trespasser who is fleeing immediately after committing one of those acts from escaping with the property. "Criminal mischief" includes "knowingly or intentionally damaging or destroying, tampering with or marking, inscribing slogans, drawing or painting on tangible property " of the property owner.
Using potentially dangerous measures to protect your property is not recommended in all cases, as it can expose a property owner to possible physical harm and also criminal prosecution if too much force is used. However, property owners should be aware of, and exercise, their right to protect their property under the proper circumstances.

http://equinelaw.alisonrowe.com/2008...your-property/

Not good idea!
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Unread 11-04-2010, 10:52 AM   #15
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When is a landowner allowed to shoot at a trespasser? According to Section 9.42 of the Texas Penal Code, a landowner can shoot at or use other deadly force against a trespasser if the landowner reasonably believes the land or property cannot be protected or recovered by any other means, or that the landowner himself would be exposed to substantial risk of death or serious bodily injury if the landowner does not use deadly force. A landowner can also shoot at or use other deadly force against a trespasser if the force is immediately necessary to prevent the trespasser's imminent commission of arson, burglary, robbery, aggravated robbery, theft during the nighttime or criminal mischief during the nighttime; or to prevent the trespasser who is fleeing immediately after committing one of those acts from escaping with the property. "Criminal mischief" includes "knowingly or intentionally damaging or destroying, tampering with or marking, inscribing slogans, drawing or painting on tangible property " of the property owner.
Using potentially dangerous measures to protect your property is not recommended in all cases, as it can expose a property owner to possible physical harm and also criminal prosecution if too much force is used. However, property owners should be aware of, and exercise, their right to protect their property under the proper circumstances.

How to Deal with Trespassers on Your Property : Equine Law Blog

Not good idea!
Apparantly not! I will cross that off my list of deaf seeking behaviors!
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Unread 11-04-2010, 04:33 PM   #16
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Bebonang, i never saw that commercial. i thought i was being witty about saying that but appearently i wasnt lol


authentic, im aware of that law because a kid got shot and killed while RUNNING AWAY from a house here in my city of Longview!! imagin that! thanks for the reminder. i will try not to do anything suspicious
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Unread 11-11-2010, 06:02 PM   #17
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I'm having the same problem. I live in Modesto CA and can't find any luck on finding the deaf community around here.

I do suggest though trying to take up a sign-language class! that's what I'm going to do and who knows, I might run into someone
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Unread 11-11-2010, 07:41 PM   #18
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I'm having the same problem. I live in Modesto CA and can't find any luck on finding the deaf community around here.

I do suggest though trying to take up a sign-language class! that's what I'm going to do and who knows, I might run into someone
What? Are you kidding? There are many deaf people live in Modesto, and should have deaf coffee house or deaf bowling league in there.
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What? Are you kidding? There are many deaf people live in Modesto, and should have deaf coffee house or deaf bowling league in there.

Seriously?? My fiance is loves to bowl! Maybe I should go out there and see if I can find them.
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Unread 11-23-2010, 12:04 PM   #20
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GOOD NEWS. I finally found deaf friends in my city!!!! hahaa im happy
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GOOD NEWS. I finally found deaf friends in my city!!!! hahaa im happy
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Hi, do you still live in Longview? I have a friend who just moved to Longview from Seattle, WA and she's looking for a friend. I am also from Seattle but moved back to my old hometown Snyder last year. If you are interested in making friends with her, I'd be happy to give you her facebook page.
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Another thing you can do is look up the closest Deaf Chat Coffee to you, or Deaf Night Out/Deaf Professional Happy Hour (DNO/DPHH). Those are all events that most states have.
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How do you find a Deaf coffee house ?
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Has anyone noticed the "irony" about trying to "find the deaf/Deaf community"? I guess "it will continue to decease" with more and more persons get Cochlear Implants.
Duly discussed in Micheal Chorost's book Rebuilt re the United States. True of other countries?

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Has anyone noticed the "irony" about trying to "find the deaf/Deaf community"? I guess "it will continue to decease" with more and more persons get Cochlear Implants.
Duly discussed in Micheal Chorost's book Rebuilt re the United States. True of other countries?

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There are many deaf who are late-deafened. They likely had no need to seek out other deaf prior, so it takes time to find other deaf, deaf meets. And there are plenty at my deaf club with CIs. Then there's all those who grew up deaf but had no school or social interaction with the deaf (plenty of those here). The deaf community hasn't dwindled here. It only continues to grow. I don't see your irony.
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The original question. I have mentioned this before re about learning Intro ASL way back in 1997-98. I do live in Toronto where I understand there are "lots of deaf/Deaf" persons. None known to me except at Cdn Hearing Society.

Today I asked 7 persons at Main Centre swimming pool- do you know ANY deaf/Deaf persons? Answer: no one knew personally any deaf/Deaf person except me. of course.


I have also randomly done this at a number of Singles dances in the past-same answer. Not surprised. This does suggest that they there isn't a "great number of Deaf/Deaf persons" in the first place. Further in the past I asked at Cdn Hearing Society/Toronto various Hearing Help classes-the same question: same answer excluding those in the "deaf classes" which were unknown to other persons taking the Hearing Loss courses. Time frame-1992 to 2007.

As I mentioned before still true for me today-yeah I am bilaterally deaf though don't use ASL.



Perhaps it depends on the section of the country one's lives.

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The original question. I have mentioned this before re about learning Intro ASL way back in 1997-98. I do live in Toronto where I understand there are "lots of deaf/Deaf" persons. None known to me except at Cdn Hearing Society.

Today I asked 7 persons at Main Centre swimming pool- do you know ANY deaf/Deaf persons? Answer: no one knew personally any deaf/Deaf person except me. of course.
Perhaps it depends on the section of the country one's lives.

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Nah, you just didn't ask enough people.....
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The original question. I have mentioned this before re about learning Intro ASL way back in 1997-98. I do live in Toronto where I understand there are "lots of deaf/Deaf" persons. None known to me except at Cdn Hearing Society.

Today I asked 7 persons at Main Centre swimming pool- do you know ANY deaf/Deaf persons? Answer: no one knew personally any deaf/Deaf person except me. of course.
Perhaps it depends on the section of the country one's lives.

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I have even asked local medical professionals and hospitals and they could not give an answer. At least I know where the deaf club is. That's all and they are mainly senior citizens. Don't get me wrong, I have no problem there, but there are times when I want to spend time with someone my own age.
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