When I last visited, we were living as expats in El Salvador and had recently learned that our 4 y.o. is HOH (mild to moderate). We moved back to the U.S. to get services, and we have him in a great public school "contained classroom" program for D/HOH. He's almost six and will start kindergarten in fall 2013 (after two years of intensive preschool with D/HOH specialists). We are thrilled with his program, but my one nagging doubt is that we had to choose oral vs. cued speech vs. total communication/ASL. We chose oral because at the time, our little one didn't speak English (he spoke other languages due to our extended time overseas). Also, the experts at the school said that he would do well in oral because his loss is mild (so mild, in fact, that we didn't know he was HOH until age 4). At the preschool level, the oral/cued/ASL kids are all in one classroom for a portion of the day, but nevertheless, our son shows no interest in signing. Our other two children (hearing) show much more interest in learning ASL (we have the "Signing Time" videos and our hearing 7 year old is learning new signs on the special ed bus). Here's the issue - how can parents of D/HOH kids who are mainstreamed help their kids learn ASL? It would be terrific if there were more resources for parents who want their kids to be primarily oral (as in our case, where his loss is mild-moderate), while at the same time giving them a foundation in ASL (to help with Deaf culture and to avoid the challenges of second language learning later in life). I've tried to learn ASL through classes and online, but my bad signing isn't really going to help my son. We live in the D.C. area, with a huge Deaf community, but I don't know how to break into that culture (I have considered going to the Deaf Church in our neighborhood or ASL meet-ups but I worry I wouldn't fit in). Any suggestions?