From "Schooling The World":
"Other people of the world aren't failed attempts at being you or, in our case, failed attempts at modernity. They are by definition, unique facets of the human imagination and when asked the meaning of being human, they respond with six thousand different voices. And those voices collectively become the human repertoire for dealing with the challenges that will confront us in the ensuing millennia. (continued information for several seconds) We always have this idea of our society as not being really a culture, but being the real world and these other cultures, outside, those are the cultures. That kind of cultural myopia we really can no longer afford. We're just another cultural reality with the choices that we've made...." ~Wade Davis, Ethnobotanist-National Geographic Society
Bold is my emphasis.
25 Years ago - Deaf Still Can't? http://www.arkad.org/illinois-deaf-teacher
Learning to Speak Visually with Cued http://lipreadingmom.com/2013/08/07/learning-to-speak-visually-with-cued-speech-an-interview-with-aaron-rose/
Schooling The World (The free version is no long available after Sept. 9) http://www.filmsforaction.org/watch/schooling_the_world_2010/
To Be Whole
Currently I am an ASL teacher at a local college and at an high school. I received my Masters in Sign Language Education from Gallaudet University. At home, I am an activist within the community, Northwest Indiana. My son is in first grade and my daughter goes to E.C.L.I.P.S.E. ASL Preschool. Change begins with you and change is effective with a team.