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.
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.
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 concert. She is captivating keynote speaker with a truly amazing story. Benefit concerts are a fun and interactive event the whole family will enjoy.
Sign It: ASL Made Easy is provided at absolutely NO COST to families with children ages 0-36 months, with hearing loss, within the U.S.A. through the partnership of The Signing Time Foundation and The National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management (NCHAM). If you qualify, fill out the application at www.MyDeafChild.org.
- 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