Las Vegas Community?

Discussion in 'Deaf Events & Meets' started by shygirl1999, Nov 16, 2008.

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    I didn't see a forum for anyone in Las Vegas, NV. Is there anyone else out there from vegas?
     
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    I am not from Las Vegas, but have lot of interests into Las Vegas and those are all I've known:

    LVCSD

    Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advocacy Resource Center

    DeafNevada.org

    There was used to be a website that was called "Deaf Las Vegas", but I happened to found out that it disappeared.

    I never heard of a forum specific for the deafies that live in Las Vegas, but this forum is for whole deafies in the worldwide :)

    Hope that helps.
     
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    I was asking because ... well ... I don't really have anyone outside my family that I know who is HoH/Deaf(I have a lot of HoH people in my family;no Deaf; so my environment is all spoken/oral). I also want to learn to fingerspell at a faster speed. Right now I am very slow. And I think for me to get better; I need to actually use it more.

    I saw that there are ASL meets in Nevada at DeafNevada.org; but I don't know how I would do at that; I only know how to fingerspell. Can I get by with just that in those kind of meets? (I am planning to take ASL 1 at the community college next year sometime)

    Thank you for your reply and for the links as well. Very helpful.
     
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    No problemo :) I personally have a lot of ASL student friends and they start off with the school to learn the ASL first then social with the deafies, I think sometimes the ASL classes introduce the deafies to the class.

    Give it some time ;)
     
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    I know what you mean; maybe I'm just rushing into things; lol. I used to know a lot more ASL that what I do now. When I was in high school(9th grade); my friend(hearing) and I were practicing ASL together(self-study). Once we meet two girls who were deaf and we practiced with them a little; they knew we were learning. They even gave us ASL pins that said 'I love you' in ASL. :)

    I moved later on to another state and didn't use it at all after that. I think you know the saying ... "If you don't use it; you lose it" ... so true ...
     
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    I would agree with that sentence, just working on it and someday you can sign just like the deafies :)
     
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    Yea; I'm sure if I keep at it I will get back into it. Thanks :)
     
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    No problemo :)
     

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