I think that pure oralism/ total and complete mainstreaming may be going the way of the Dinosaurs. One good part of mainstreaming is that hearing folks (who are statisticly more likely to be parents of dhh kids) can actually SEE and experiance FIRSTHAND the DOWNSIDES of mainstreaming or a "healthy normal" mentality. Even my parents say in retrospect, that they shouldn't have limited me to the hearing world by encouraging mainstreaming, mainstreaming and even MORE mainstreaming with little to no exposure to dhh kids! Many of the kids who were the product of the first generation of kids who were mainstreamed, are becoming parents themselves......and who knows? Maybe we'll actually see a resurgance of interest in ASL and more kids in programs specificly for the dhh!in our years, our kids's school will grow with alot of deaf program inculded.