I'm amazed by the statistic that only 25% of parents with deaf children learn sign language.
My friends have a deaf child and they started learning sign language right after he was diagnosed so they would be up-to-speed by the time he was old enough to communicate. They make a habit of signing all their conversations, even when speaking to each other, so that their son would never feel left out or feel that signing was abnormal. Looks like they deserve an incredible amount of credit for how hard they worked!
In other news... Kyle DiMarco is so beautiful that I am starting to re-think my sexuality. Where did he come from?
You can learn more about the Nyle DiMarco Foundation on his website.