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:

Current Project – “Sign It: ASL Made Easy”available through

The Signing Time Foundation has its partnered with with The National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management (NCHAM) todeliver “Sign It: ASL Made Easy” at absolutely NO COST to families with children ages 0-36 months, with hearing loss, within the U.S.A.

Your donations will not only help more lessons be produced, but they will make them available to some of the families who need them most.

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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“Sign It ASL” Project Scope

  • Sign It Beginning ASL Class 15 of 25 Lessons available – now funding lessons 16-25
  • Sign It Advanced ASL Class 25 Lessons
  • Lesson Production Costs – $50,000 each
  • Total Production Costs – $2,500,000
Foundation projects include:






  • 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