Hi, my name is Tina. I am a Hard of Hearing student and I am losing my hearing due to Meniere's disease. I am currently learning ASL again, but do not have anyone to converse with. I would like to become part of the Deaf community, and become fluent. Can anyone help me?
The only places if you can find are in the interpreted services in the churches if available. You can try to find one church in the phone directory. Or if you can ask the Texas Hearing Society to connect for you to go into Deaf events where they sign. There might be Deaf bowling somewhere and other places if you just look around to find where Deaf people hang out. How long have you been living in Texas?
I got to UNT. But Denton is far from where I live, and most of my friends are hearing, and don't know sign language. I think they get irritated with me because I cannot hear them. Some understand, some don't.
Thank you Smithtr - I am actually doing the ASLU (from your link) - I started on Monday and I am on the 9th lesson already! I have already started using it with my son and I can tell a difference! He is only 2 years old - but seems so much happier and started using basic signs himself too! I went to a deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing community meeting where people were telling their life stories and meet a lot of people there that are willing to teach me as I go too and the best part is - it is around people that will be able to talk to my son too!