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  • 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>>

  • Turn the Lens Around

    Turn the Lens Around

    I never heard Congressman Steny Hoyer speak before Sunday. I honestly didn’t know what to expect; here was the man who helped usher the Americans with Disabilities Act through Congress in 1990, and now I was sitting in a room listening to him advocate for greater strides in enforcing this 25-year-old piece of legislation. READ MORE>>

  • Stuttering: Cause or Effect? Research Summary (Part 1)

    Stuttering: Cause or Effect? Research Summary (Part 1)

    At our recent visit to the National Stuttering Association’s Annual Conference and Research Symposium, we learned about new research looking into potential causes of stuttering. READ MORE>>

  • Visual Storytelling

    Visual Storytelling

    This series of HASA FACTS launched on Instagram on July 1 and will continue – one fact per day – until our 90th Anniversary date of November 19, 2016.  In case you’re wondering, that amounts to 507 facts about communication, sign language, healthy hearing, speech & language issues, autism, and HASA history.  READ MORE>>

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