Anonymous said to realsocialskills:
I’m not Deaf but i took some pretty extensive ASL classes from teachers who were. It ended up helping me a lot because I can be non-verbal during panic attacks.
I don’t know the answer to the question but I can say that knowing even a little sign has helped me in emergency situations. I didn’t take the classes for that reason. But.. it helped, a lot.
I think that’s true of a lot of things, and that it’s a reason that it’s important for disability communities to communicate and collaborate. A lot of things created by people with one kind of disability can be amazingly helpful to people with another kind of disability. Sometimes for the same reason, sometimes for different reasons.
We all have so much to learn from each other.