Well, I am really enjoying learning ASL. I'd tried to learn before from a book, but never had any luck. People are 3D and books are not, so it's hard to get the signs right unless you really see what they look like.
I've had the most luck taking a class and learning from an ASL interpreter. If that isn't an option, I'd suggest a video or an on-line course with an animated dictionary, so you can see what the signs look like. Stay away from anything that says "Signed Exact English". It's more complicated and no one uses it anymore anyway.
Check with your library and see if they offer classes. Sometimes churches offer them too. Otherwise, you can probably do what I did and just enter "Deaf services" or "ASL classes" and your city in your computer browser and you'll probably get a lot of hits that way.
When we move back to Virginia next year, I plan on seeing if the Navy will pay for me to go back to school to get a degree in ASL interpreting. The job market looks good for that field and the pay is better than working as a nurse or a PT, that's for sure. (and no sick people - yay!).
I think you should check it out. It'e been rewarding for me and I usually like to try to find the silver lining in the black clouds that seem to follow me around sometimes, so I guess this is the lining in the black could of SSD. Someday it might be helpful to someone other than myself.
Besides, after being a stay-at-home Mom for 5 years, it feels good to have to use my brain for something other than remembering the names of the Muppets.
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