8 Great Resources to Learn American Sign Language

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Many people express an interest in learning American Sign Language yet rarely pursue it because of a fear of difficulty or cost.   However, there are many ways one can learn a good deal of ASL alone. For those of us who are deaf/HoH and rely on ASL to communicate and have friends or family members who truly want to learn on their own time, these apps and websites can help tremendously! And it is especially helpful for parents who want to communicate with their toddlers.   Keep in mind that these are only tools and are not a replacement for actual in-person learning, whether through a classroom or a tutor. They can be a supplement for classroom learning but …

5 Myths about Tourette’s Syndrome

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They say that information is the key to battling ignorance.   Over the years, I’ve had to see my share of ignorance run amok when it comes to Tourette Syndrome. So I thought I’d set the record straight. Below are a few myths, half-truths and other things I thought need correcting. Some of these things I’ve spoken about on my Facebook Live broadcasts, some I’ve spoken about here on the site. So I thought: Why not put them all up in one post for all to see at once?   So, without further ado…   5 Myths About Tourette’s Syndrome   ”Isn’t that the thing where you’re swearing all the time?” Contrary to popular belief, less than 5% of people …