Even though our son Jesse has enrolled in school for the first time this year, our homeschool community remains a big and important part of our lives. They have become a kind of family to us, and one of the things that has really stunned me personally, is the number of people who have made the effort to learn enough signs to communicate with me. I felt a part of the group because there was almost always someone there who could sign, and if not, they have been happy to chat with me by writing in my Talking Book.
Here’s a video from one of our camps. After several Auslan lessons at which huge numbers of participants learnt basic signs, I taught a group how to sign along to My Island Home.