nd I know there's a well established group of deaf adults who have learned and lived in an ASL-based environment. I'm just surprised that this group doesn't seem to be represented here. I could be totally wrong on that, just haven't yet identified those who grew up with what many here are describing as the recommended approach: ASL language at home, bi-bi school for the deaf.
That's b/c most young adults of today were either solotaire, may have attended a poorly run TC public school program, or learned ASL after attending CID, Clarke or St. Joseph's. Did you know Clarke's boarding program was BOOMING just 15 years ago? (45 students) I think too.....our hearing losses were idenfied at a late age (compared to today), so a lot of education was basicly just catching up.