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Why Am I Learning SIgn Language?

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I am learning sign language because I find the language itself to be very interesting. I love how you can have a whole conversation just using your hands. I became interested in ASL almost 2 years ago and began learning it myself. I am not fluent by a longshot and don't practice as often anymore. That's why I am here. Hopefully, I can start communicating with more deaf/HOH people and strengthen my skills in ASL. I've been having so much fun learning it and can't wait to talk to more people using sign!

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To be honest that I wanted to learn since I was a teenager, now 40. The problem was when I graduated high school they said my English score was too low and wouldn't allow me to take it at the time. I wanted to take it in case I had a child that needed it. Turns out I had an autistic child 2 years later and ended up having to learn a few basic words to communicate with her. I never went any further than that. Now that there's online schools it never dawned on me to try to sign up online. I have been learning on my own for the past couple months and doing pretty well and still plan to sign up when I have the money. Now I've just been trying to find deaf communities and suck. I've only run into one person that I got to speak to which was nice but it's very rare. All the gathering seem to be so far away. After 12 years in the military I do a lot of stuff from home. And have to sit in the house a lot during the summer because of my allergy to the Sun so online school would be great if I could video chat with people. Hard to meet deaf people to talk to. 

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