I am the parent of a Deaf twelve soon to be thirteen year old. I am also profoundly hearing. I recently was strolling around DeafRead. I must admit I hate reading about the crimes of deaf adults. I choose not to. Sorry folks I find it depressing. This is not how I want the deaf community to present to my family. The community is big and varied enough to afford us this luxury.
On a different topic......OK I am going to brag a bit here so click away if that annoys you...
My deaf son was not arrested today.
My Deaf son was cast in a principal role for a musical today!
He goes to an arts school so this is no easy feat. We were registering at school and I saw the table for sign up. I asked if he wanted to try. He said "No Deaf "points to self* music". My son does not talk let alone sing. A theater teacher told him sign up. I couldn't believe that he thought he shouldn't try because he is deaf. Well 1 audition and 3 callbacks later he was cast.
The show opens in November. He is going to have so much fun.