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Communication

How We Communicate Socially, we tend to connect the words that come out of people’s mouths with their overall intelligence. That’s just wrongheaded and leads to misunderstandings at best and discrimination at worst. So many folks with neurological and other speech disabilities can’t get what they say and what they want to say to match up. Emma says here that “Communicating isn’t just talking, it’s developing a connection with another.” That’s why we have to do so much better with understanding how communication works and respecting and welcoming people’s communication needs and tools. Click hear to hear the podcast or read the transcript.

Boundary-setting. When you have a visible disability, people are constantly in your space. Read one person’s approach to boundary-setting, useful to anyone, whether they have a visible disability or not. Click here for a guide to setting personal space boundaries.

Sexual Vocabulary Terms In American Sign Language. Lists print and online resources for sex and sexuality-specific signs. Click here to find the ASL sex, sexuality, sexual health, and relationship vocabulary you need.

Sexuality, Intimacy and Sex. Word lists for people who use Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) devices. Click here for your AAC sex, sexuality, sexual health, and relationship word lists.

Here’s How You Can Connect to Friends Who are Depressed

Struggling with mental health is way more common than most of us think. Still, people with depression and other conditions end up, more often than not, feeling misunderstood, alone, negatively judged, or all three.
“Depression doesn’t diminish a person’s desire to connect with other people, just their ability.” Most people, and relationships, thrive on connection
This article is addressed to friends, but it applies just as much to lovers, spouses, family members – even coworkers.
Read how simple words and actions can support relationships.

How to Communicate with a Deaf Person Through An Interpreter. Click here for the “dos” and “don’ts.” Hint: Once you get familiar with the different communication methods deaf people use, it all comes down to being polite.]

What You’re Saying When You Say “I Don’t Need a Mic”

This is the best explanation of hearing loss or impairment, and hearing aids, I’ve ever come across. There’re lots of great suggestions here for how to make lectures and group conversations more accessible to hard-of-hearing folks, and lots of compassionate, fact-filled, empathy-building information on what using hearing aids feels like. Most important point here: Wearing hearing aids doesn’t correct or relieve hearing loss the way wearing glasses does for the kinds of mild vision loss your average glasses wearer experiences. Read this fabulous article here, and share with your friends and colleagues.