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  • Hard to Form a Habit

    Hard to Form a Habit

    To be frank, my ideal night involves getting home from work, climbing straight into my PJs, getting something yummy from the kitchen, brewing a cup of tea and settling in for some Netflix or book-reading. It’s easy to have a night here and there where I meet friends for dinner or fulfill other obligations because I can easily return to my PJs, tea, and wind-down time. But changing a years-old ritual is a hard task. READ MORE>>

  • A Gateway Success: Giving Back to Gateway

    A Gateway Success: Giving Back to Gateway

    It had been a while since Shimmy stepped into Gateway School where he was a student for three years. Now 17, he returned to volunteer for Gateway’s summer program. “Volunteering is a good experience for young teenagers like me... I learned something interesting about the children who have a variety of different skills,” said Shimmy. READ MORE>>

  • Back to School with Stuttering

    Back to School with Stuttering

    Coming back to school after the end of the summer can be really stressful. For people who stutter, it’s important to know what to expect and how to make things a bit easier. Luckily, a lot of people share this problem, so there are a ton of resources across the web to help out! READ MORE>>

  • Relearning to Communicate: ASL is not as Easy as 1-2-3

    Relearning to Communicate: ASL is not as Easy as 1-2-3

    Now the teacher turns to me: “Spell your name.” Alright, that seems easy enough. I use my best American Sign Language (ASL) technique and carefully fingerspell D-E-R-E-K with my right hand. Finished, I sit back, maybe feeling a bit too pleased for successfully responding to the request. ASL Teacher Amy Bopp pauses READ MORE>>

  • Staying Passionate About the Cause

    Staying Passionate About the Cause

    There are times when running a nonprofit organization can be stressful, frustrating or even frightening. There are also times when running a nonprofit organization can be satisfying, joyful or even exhilarating. READ MORE>>

  • Digging into History

    Digging into History

    HASA turns 90 in 2016 and we'll start the celebration in earnest next January. From our nine-decade history, we've amassed a fairly large archive of photos, videos, stories, old advertisments, notes from meetings and a random collection of materials.  We're hosting a series of Open Houses to share some of what we've found so far and to encourage others to bring their memories and memorobilia to the events. READ MORE>>

  • "It's true, I read it on the Internet."

    We all have one of those friends. You know, one of those friends who, when you’re sitting at lunch talking about how good your sandwich is, says something like, “Did you know carbs cause Alzheimer’s disease?” Upon your incredulous look, your friend responds, “It’s true, I read it on the Internet, they did a study.” READ MORE>>

  • Danger Zone

    Danger Zone

    The new school year means another round of challenges for teachers—and their voices. Read up and take a short quiz to see if your voice falls into the danger zone. READ MORE>>

  • Connecting the Dots: Hearing Loss and Your Health

    Connecting the Dots: Hearing Loss and Your Health

    Medical providers are increasingly encouraging patients to attend to their hearing loss. Why? More and more research conducted into hearing loss shows greater implications for senior patients than just trouble hearing. Hearing loss is now being associated with other potentially more serious health problems. READ MORE>>

  • Stuttering: Cause or Effect? Part 2

    Stuttering: Cause or Effect? Part 2

    A continuation of the research we reviewed about stuttering and its potential causes at our recent visit to the National Stuttering Association’s Annual Conference and Research Symposium. READ MORE>>

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