Madness in the Mainstream 2nd Edition
Drolz Uncensored One of the most controversial books on Deaf education is back â€“ the 2nd Edition of Madness in the Mainstream is now available! With its brutally honest assessment of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and the chaos that have resulted from misinterpretation of Least Restrictive Environment, this is a book that shows how mainstreaming affects deaf ...
Sat, Jan 16 2016
ADA25: We've Come a Long Way, But... (Part II)
Drolz Uncensored Has accessibility improved since the early days of the ADA? Yes. Have attitudes towards the Deaf community improved? Not so much.
Sun, Jul 26 2015
A Blast From the Past
Drolz Uncensored A long-forgotten--and powerful--conversation between a Deaf role model and a Deaf nine year old child
Sat, Jul 04 2015
A Step Backwards in Deaf Education
Drolz Uncensored In spite of vast improvements in accessibility, deaf education has taken a step backwards
Fri, Nov 28 2014
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Excerpts from a Madness in the Mainstream Presentation
Drolz Uncensored An article featuring excerpts from Mark Drolsbaugh's Madness in the Mainstream presentation
Sat, Oct 12 2013
Madness in the Mainstream
Drolz Uncensored Madness in the Mainstream takes a close look at ongoing misinterpretation of Least Restrictive Environment. Chaos ensues.
Mon, May 27 2013
Going to Bat for Dummy Hoy
Drolz Uncensored A deaf little leaguer's letter to the Hall of Fame on behalf of Dummy Hoy
Mon, Jan 02 2012
Books, Baseball, and Dummy Hoy
Drolz Uncensored Hi all, it's been a busy summer and I've let Drolz Uncensored collect cobwebs. Two things have kept me away from the Internet: 1) A new book. I'm working hard on Madness in the Mainstream and my fingers are crossed that it'll be ready in the Fall of 2011. With several deaf schools and programs always in danger of being shut down, this is a book you'll want to send to...
Thu, Aug 25 2011
Drolz Uncensored An overdue rant on cell phones and distracted driving.
Sun, Mar 27 2011
Role Models: It's the Parents' Job
Drolz Uncensored Another pro athlete -- this time a deaf pro athlete -- gets in trouble with the law.
Fri, Aug 20 2010
An ADA Dilemma
Drolz Uncensored An aspiring fitness instructor encounters a dilemma involving the ADA.
Mon, Aug 16 2010
Meet Dummy McDeffie
Drolz Uncensored Dummy McDeffie gives mainstream media a lesson or two on how to cover deaf news.
Wed, Aug 04 2010
Drolz vs Halpern (Sh*t My Dad Says)
Drolz Uncensored Mark Drolsbaugh faces off against Justin Halpern in a clash of publishing styles. Halpern wins.
Wed, Jul 28 2010
Back Home at NAD
Drolz Uncensored Returning home - in more ways than one - at the 2010 NAD Conference
Thu, Jul 22 2010
Was That So Hard?
Drolz Uncensored This morning I treated my kids to some goodies from Dunkin' Donuts. As the clerk rang up my order, he mumbled something I couldn't understand. "Eh? Whazzat?" I said, pointing to my ears to emphasize I'm deaf. The young man smiled and started signing. "Oh, sorry. That'll be $3.40." I know this was just Dunkin' Donuts and it was just a transaction for four donuts. ...
Sun, Feb 07 2010
No CI: A Hearing Perspective
Drolz Uncensored Answering "why not use both ASL and a cochlear implant?" in a way that can be understood from the hearing perspective.
Sat, Jan 02 2010
Beer & Butt Kiss: Rick Reilly in Rare Form
Drolz Uncensored ESPN Magazine columnist Rick Reilly spends a weekend observing what it's like to be a deaf sports fan. Hilarity ensues. Check the link below for some of the craziest closed captioning foul-ups, bleeps, and blunders.
Sat, Dec 19 2009
VRS Fraud vs SSI Fraud
Drolz Uncensored In light of the VRS fraud scandal, should we also be keeping an eye out for fraudulent SSI cases?
Sat, Dec 12 2009
Mainstreaming vs. Deaf School (Part II)
Drolz Uncensored A deaf kid who attended an all-hearing camp in 2008 attends three deaf camps in 2009. The difference speaks volumes.
Sat, Nov 07 2009
The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Same
Drolz Uncensored In a caffeine-induced stupor, Drolz explains why a deaf advocate's job is never finished.
Sat, Dec 06 2008
Mainstreaming vs Deaf School (Baseball Version)
Drolz Uncensored One kid, two different experiences, and a picture that says a thousand words.
Thu, Aug 07 2008
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication...
Drolz Uncensored National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders: Am I the only one who's offended? A name change might be in order...
Tue, Aug 05 2008
We're All Nuts
Drolz Uncensored We're all nuts. On the deaf or hearing blogosphere, it makes no difference. Nuts galore, period.
Fri, Aug 01 2008
Drolz Uncensored Academic Freedom: How deaf children (or any children, for that matter) ought to be taught in the classroom.
Wed, Jul 23 2008
The Deaf Bilingual Coalition: More Advocacy Needed, and...
Drolz Uncensored A real life example of why we need the Deaf Bilingual Coalition to advocate on behalf of American Sign Language
Tue, Jul 01 2008
A Challenge for DBC and AGB
Drolz Uncensored A challenge for the Deaf Bilingual Coalition and Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf to find common ground
Sat, Jun 28 2008
Drolz Uncensored An interesting parallel between Deaf culture and Indian culture, political correctness be damned.
Sun, Jun 22 2008
Drolz Uncensored Welcome to the Olympics: A Clash between Cultures, Values and Greed
Mon, May 26 2008
Dancing With Nothing in my Ear
Drolz Uncensored Aw, crap! Mere hours after I wrote a tongue-in-cheek article about Marlee Matlin's impact on my kids, she got eliminated from Dancing With the Stars. As much as I was kidding around about Sweet Nothing in my Ear, I'd like to add that I'd become a hardcore Dancing With the Stars fan. (This is a huge confession coming from a guy whose TV is usually locked on ESPN.) You...
Wed, Apr 23 2008
Drolz Censored by Discover
Drolz Uncensored When my wife made a VRS call to activate our new Discover card, she ran into a roadblock. I never use Discover. But Melanie had the card issued in my name -- something she likes to do to give the impression that I'm the one calling the shots in this household (BWA-HAHAHAHA!!!). So the folks at Discover said sorry, they needed to talk to me first. Melanie then grabbe...
Sun, Mar 30 2008
Evolution of a Deaf Attitude
Drolz Uncensored Evolution of a Deaf Attitude: Being Deaf is a Choice, Too.
Sun, Mar 16 2008
Evolution of a Cochlear Implant Attitude
Drolz Uncensored A deaf parent is told that his deaf child may be an ideal candidate for a cochlear implant. He then decides to...
Sat, Mar 01 2008
NCSD: Opening a Pandora's Box
Drolz Uncensored There's more to the squelched NCSD protest than we could ever imagine. A lot more.
Wed, Feb 27 2008
Deaf Militant in Training
Drolz Uncensored The future president of Gallaudet University -- a deaf militant in training -- makes sure she's deaf enough for the job.
Sun, Feb 17 2008
A People to Call Home
Drolz Uncensored A People to Call Home reveals the intangibles that hold the Deaf community together
Sun, Feb 03 2008
I Dated a Deaf Porn Star
Drolz Uncensored A fledgling deaf porn business brings forth some controversial privacy issues
Sat, Jan 19 2008
Deaf Again Autoresponder Course
Drolz Uncensored A 7-part autoresponder course based on Mark Drolsbaugh's popular Deaf Again book and presentation
Sun, Jan 06 2008
Deficit-thinking Gets Smashed to Smithereens
Drolz Uncensored A brief interaction obliterates deficit-thinking from the mind of an 8-year-old deaf child
Mon, Dec 24 2007
Deaf Arts & Culture PaH!: Still Going Strong
Drolz Uncensored If you haven't been in Philadelphia lately, come on down to the City of Brotherly Love and take part in the historic Deaf Arts & Culture Pah! festivities! The month-long celebration (courtesy of Creative Access) is still going strong with several big names and acts yet to appear. On the horizon are Deaf West Theater, Deanne Bray, CJ Jones, Warren "Wawa" Snipe, Rath...
Tue, Nov 06 2007
The Greatest Irony: Greater Than I Thought
Drolz Uncensored At the recent National ASLTA conference in Tampa, FL (Oct 25-28), I had the honor of attending both the keynote address and the closing address by Ella Mae Lentz. Sure, I'd seen her vlogs (one of my favorites is "Elephant in the Room") but... to see her in person, WOW! There's no way I can repeat everything she said in my humble little blog. Let me just say I haven't...
Tue, Nov 06 2007
Deaf Again, Again and Again
Drolz Uncensored The past month has been straight out of The Twilight Zone. First, I'm thrilled to announce that a fourth edition of my book Deaf Again has just arrived and it will be available at the upcoming ASLTA conference. In previous editions, there was a general mention of my kids using ASL at an early age. In the newer version, there's more specific information emphasizing t...
Tue, Oct 23 2007
The Worst Parents Ever
Drolz Uncensored The Worst Parents Ever: Overindulgence Gone Bad
Mon, Oct 08 2007
Matt Hamill was Robbed!
Drolz Uncensored All the talk about deaf UFC fighter Matt Hamill got the best of my curiousity. I just had to watch his fight against Michael Bisping. What followed was shocking beyond words. I know there are more pressing issues in the world today. I'm ashamed to admit I caved in and watched two freaks of nature slug it out in a cage. But hey, one of them was a DEAF freak, and [...]
Sun, Sep 09 2007
Deaf Again II: Going Deaf and Getting Kicked Out of a Hotel
Drolz Uncensored 8 Year Old Darren Drolsbaugh shares his thoughts about going deaf and getting kicked out of the 2007 AG Bell conference
Mon, Aug 13 2007
Deaf Arts and Culture Pah! Four-week Celebration in Philly
Drolz Uncensored The updates keep coming in from Creative Access and there's no doubt: this is going to be HUGE. From October 18 to November 20, Philadelphia is the place to be! So far it's been confirmed that the month-long celebration will include big names such as Bernard Bragg, Iosef Schneiderman, CJ Jones, Beethoven's Nightmare, Dr. Simon Carmel, The Wild Zappers, The Helix Boys, [...]
Wed, Aug 08 2007
Madness at the Marriott
Drolz Uncensored Miscommunications galore with an insensitive hotel security guard
Thu, Aug 02 2007
COMING SOON: Chaos at AGBAD
Drolz Uncensored By now everyone has heard about the Deaf Bilingual Coalition and events at the AGBAD conference in Virginia. (If you haven't, go to www.deafread.com and you'll find plenty of info.) I just got back from a family vacation so I need a day or so to collect my thoughts. For now I'll confirm that yes, a security guard at the Crystal Gateway Marriot kicked me and my [...]
Mon, Jul 30 2007
Deaf Culture Online News and Updates
Drolz Uncensored Deaf Culture Online's Latest News, Updates, and Announcements
Wed, Jul 18 2007
Should We Have a Funeral for the 'D-word'?
Drolz Uncensored Is it really appropriate to have famous deaf athletes named "Dummy?"
Mon, Jul 09 2007
Sign Language in Schools (or lack thereof)
Drolz Uncensored An argument in favor of incorporating sign language classes in schools everywhere
Mon, Jul 02 2007
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