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Signing Time Foundation

The Signing Time Foundation is dedicated to making sign language fun and accessible to all children.

We are committed to a vision of the world in which all children can express themselves and be understood.

Your donations to the Signing Time Foundation help fund all projects we are currently working on.





New Project 2016-2017 – SignIt ASL

The Signing Time Foundation through its partnership with with The National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management (NCHAM) will deliver SignIt ASL at absolutely NO COST to families with newborns diagnosed with hearing loss within the U.S.A.

Your donations will not only help more lessons be produced, they will make them available to families with newborns diagnosed with hearing loss within the U.S.A.

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SignIt ASL Project Scope

  • SignIt Beginning ASL Class (5 Units with a total of 25 Lessons – now funding
  • SignIt Advanced ASL Class (5 Units with a total of 25 Lessons) – funding in 2017
  • Lesson Production Costs – $50,000 each
  • Total Production Costs – $2,500,000

Foundation projects include:

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  • Professional Conference Presentations: including Autism Speaks, Council for Exceptional Children, Early Hearing Detection and Intervention
      • Rachel Coleman shares her journey at speaking engagements and concerts across the country through the Signing Time Foundation. She presented the following for Deaf Awareness Week in 2013. Rachel talks about her compelling journey that began when she learned that her daughter, Leah, was deaf.

  • Operation Ghana: helping deaf children in Ghana attend school, improving teacher training, increasing deaf awareness

Your donations to the Signing Time Foundation help fund all projects we are currently working on.




 

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Here’s how you can get involved:

  • Attend an event. Community Concerts, Private Events, Conferences, Group Walks or Fundraisers and more.
  • Make a donation. Help us make a difference – one sign at a time!
  • Invite Rachel to speak or host a Rachel concertShe is captivating keynote speaker with a truly amazing story. Benefit concerts are a fun and interactive event the whole family will enjoy.
  • Learn about Operation Ghana. See how our scholarships, resources and teacher training are making a difference.Watch the four videos below to learn more about hosting a Rachel event in your area.

The Inspiration behind the Signing Time Foundation

Rachel Coleman’s daughter Lucy who was born with Spina Bifida and Cerebral Palsy. Lucy’s little smile and zest for life was the inspiration behind the Signing Time Foundation. Lucy, like other teens, loves to be around her peers. However, because of her special physical needs, she often faces barriers. Dissolving “barriers” of all types and creating opportunities for all children to become friends is what the Signing Time! Foundation is all about.