As a hearing person, I've been reading on here and learning a lot. I really appreciate being allowed to sort of join your world. Today I saw a post that disturbed me... from what I understood, it was a hearing mom of a child with a CI. She talked about her child learning speech more naturally, and how her child would get to interact with the Deaf community... eventually. Eventually? This made me curious about how the Deaf community is responding to children with CIs. Are they included in the Deaf community, if the parents expose them to it? Yes, I know a lot of parents won't... but I'm asking about the parents who do. Like, if a child had a CI today and was raised to be bilingual in ASL and English... and was exposed to the Deaf community at events... how will the Deaf community react? Would the reaction be different if the child didn't learn ASL?