He worked to help pass bill SB-210, aiming to ensure all deaf and hard-of-hearing children are kindergarten-ready in the California education system, which passed in October.
“There are so many deaf kids out there being deprived of their own language (ASL),” he said in an email interview. He recently established the Nyle DiMarco Foundation, the main goal of which is to improve deaf infants’ access to sign language education.
DiMarco hopes to continue to inspire the deaf community by winning DWTS and taking home the coveted mirror ball trophy.
Despite not being able to hear the music, DiMarco’s sense of rhythm and ability to pick up on visual cues were sharp enough during his March 21 season-premiere performance to land him in a three-way tie for first place.