International Day of Sign Languages

September 23 is the International Day of Sign Languages. I have been signing since I was young. Not because my parents did the right thing and teach me but because I couldn't communicate so a classmate taught me in school. Oralism causes so much mental health issues, sign languages need to be recognized. This day … Continue reading International Day of Sign Languages

Oralism in the Deaf and Autistic Communities

As a Hard of Hearing autistic adult, I think about this often. There are many overlaps in the autistic and Deaf communities. There are different sensory, diagnosis, difficulties and therapy experiences. There is certainly an overlap of experiences and history. Having experiences from both communities is a truly unique experience. Combining the Deaf and autistic … Continue reading Oralism in the Deaf and Autistic Communities

Getting fitted for and wearing a hearing aid: An autistic perspective

It is common knowledge for my current readers but for my newcomers, I was born Deaf and now I am hard of hearing. My hearing history can be found here. A lot of audism has been going around social media. Autism is discrimination against people based on their ability to hear. One is the thought that … Continue reading Getting fitted for and wearing a hearing aid: An autistic perspective