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Archives from August 2010

Silent communication: Sign-talkers share vanishing language

Posted by on in National News & Events

We found this great story article on http://www.ravallirepublic.com written by Donna Healy and wanted to share it with you.

Loretha (Rising Sun) Grinsell is fluent in a language few people understand, a language without spoken words.

Grinsell, who is deaf, grew up on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation using Plains Indian sign language to communicate with her foster grandmother.

She relied exclusively on “hand...

Deaf Spotlight On: Dr. Robert Davila

Posted by on in Deaf Spotlight

Robert Davila was born in southern California to Mexican-American parents who worked in fields and orchards. At age eight, he contracted spinal meningitis and became deaf. When his mother learned about a school for the deaf in northern California, she sent him alone on a journey to California School for the Deaf, Fremont but he attended to Berkley before moved to Fremont in late of 1930’s and early of 1940’s. He graduated from Gallaudet...