Hello, my name is Sam. I'm not Deaf, but I am increasingly hard of hearing as time goes by (I am only 19 right now, and I was born with amazing hearing, so it's bad). I'm learning ASL both for myself and to help communicate with my fiance, who is autistic and often has trouble verbalizing. I would be very interested in speaking to anyone else who is learning ASL or autistic. Have a great day everyone!