“ASL Sign Language for Emergency”

The Signing Families Mini-Emergency Communication Chart – For When Time Counts! (ASL- English – Spanish – Chinese)

This pocket-sized emergency communication chart has FOUR different languages represented. Photos for a dozen important informational signs are in sign language, English, Spanish and Chinese! There is a space for writing with a washable marker allows for efficient communication during challenging situations, such as medical emergencies or disasters


DISASTER SAFETY INFORMATION FOR FAMILIES WITH SPECIAL NEEDS – 2015 updated post with additional safety resources

Update: Sadly tornado “season” has been wicked during 2015, therefore I am re – blogging this post that originally posted in 2013. At the bottom of this post is additional safety resources including for earthquake, flood, hurricane, tsunami and wildfire preparedness.


2012 Holiday Newsletter from Signing Families

 Just in case you missed our annual holiday newsletter here it is..  **Happy Holidays to ALL! As we enter in to 2013 SIGNING FAMILIES will be offering ONLINE SIGN LANGUAGE interactive lessons via USTREAM Watch for our special announcement early January and learn how you can participate- FREE!** And.. we offer as a holiday “gift” our Just the […]


Sign Language is FUN!

Learn Sign Language- ASL – with the help of SIGNING FAMILIES, EVERYDAY ASL and VISUALIZE ASL


Oh The Places You Will Go…..

This year has been one of grand high points and some that were a bit… not high.  Despite some of the events of the year that I would like to put way behind me, such as kicking cancer out the back door, I was so fortunate to put on a bunch of air miles for […]


Post 9/11 – Lessons Learned by First Responders and Myself in Helping Special Populations

It is almost the anniversary of one of the saddest days in American history. A day when time seemed to have stood still. When the morning started as a day so crisp and clear it was almost too good to be true, yet ended full of darkness. And, the day which I asked myself over […]



As a psychologist, special educator, and the mom of a working actor (Natasha Sattler), I am always interested in obtaining information to share with other families.  In this particular case, I want to ask these questions – Who exactly are the talent agents, managers and casting directors who work directly with children with disabilities? And, […]


Talent Agents and Young Performers – the “411”

                            ◊  Today I was lucky to have interviewed on radio Danette Linicomn from The Liniocomn Agency.  She hails from Dallas and represents all ages and sizes. We really clicked!  She shared some sage advice which should be considered essential by any parent […]


Educators Contest- Win Free ASL Products for Students!

Louise Sattler announces the Educators Contest for her company SIGNING FAMILIES™. Also, see how she is close to “winning” (or at least in serious contention) for the 2011 Start Up Nation Leading Women in Business Contest (Yep, “On Fire”).. and meet some special women who have the 411- Shara Lawrence- Weiss, Jenna Riggs and Liysa Callsen (411Voices.com)

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