- Mar 14, 2012
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Long story, but to summarize, options for deaf children back in the '70's was very limited, and my parents were told that I belong in an institution since I will not be able to "lead a productive life".....which they thought was bullshit...so they put me in special ed with other disabled students in a special school. Once they figured that I was not as stupid as I should be, and I was able to read lips well, they put me in regular public schools, had no contact with any other deaf people until college.
People like me are caught in the middle...we don't exactly fit in the deaf community, but also feel unaccepted in the hearing community.
:jaw: Oh my! they really thought because you couldnt hear that you were stupid? Have you found people like you that you feel connected with? I cant really say i know how you feel because im not deaf but from what i have had experience with when it comes to the deaf community they are very close and open to everyone so im sure it would be easier now a days to feel comfortable around people!