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

5 Tips to Learning Sign Language – videos included


Sign language is popular! Why? Because, this past year, Nyle DiMarco not only took top honors as America’s Next Top Model, but also won with partner, Peta Murgatroyd, Dancing with the Stars ! An amazing feat for anyone to win BOTH in a single year, let alone a lifetime. Even more astonishing is that the dance award was given to a man who happens not to hear!

So, thank you Nyle for making ASL cool and motivating scores of hearing people to want to learn more about the Deaf community and sign language!

Related: See the dances and scores from #DWTS here

If you are one of those people who would love to learn the basics of sign language, but don’t know where to start – let me help! I put together a series of videos available on my YouTube channel and just added my 5 TIPS to LEARNING SIGN LANGUAGE (also posted below)

Will you accept the ASL CHALLENGE?


Starting tomorrow, October 1st, I will be hosting a 31 days, 31 ASL CHALLENGE on YouTube. It is my goal to teach people FREE how to communicate using basic sign language. The signs will be geared for daily living and school terminology with a sprinkle of signs in the event of a disaster or medical emergency. Sign language has traditionally been considered only used within the Deaf community. However, more and more children and adults with Autism and Down Syndrome are now learning sign for communication, too! Starting tomorrow, October 1st, I will be hosting a 31 days, 31 ASL CHALLENGE on YouTube. It is my goal to teach people FREE how to communicate using basic sign language. The signs will be geared for daily living and school terminology with a sprinkle of signs in the event of a disaster or medical emergency. Sign language has traditionally been considered only used within the Deaf community. However, more and more children and adults with Autism and Down Syndrome are now learning sign for communication, too! Starting tomorrow, October 1st, I will be hosting a 31 days, 31 ASL CHALLENGE on YouTube. It is my goal to teach people FREE how to communicate using basic sign language. The signs will be geared for daily living and school terminology with a sprinkle of signs in the event of a disaster or medical emergency. Sign language has traditionally been considered only used within the Deaf community. However, more and more children and adults with Autism and Down Syndrome are now learning sign for communication, too!

ASL Holiday Signs


On behalf of SIGNING FAMILIES we wish all a happy holiday season. Here are some common words in American Sign Language (ASL) for this time of year. For more information about sign language or to learn how to sign – please visit our website or our FACEBOOK page where nearly 5000 people visit and share. There you will find scores of links to our ASL videos on YouTube and much much, more!

ENJOY!

~Louise

December Newsletter: 2013 in Review, ASL Style


Happy December! I know every year has 12 months, yet this year seemed to have gone by in a flash! I use to keep better track of the seasons, and time in general, during the “parenting years” – when I had kids in school. Back then I knew what month it was by what PTA project I volunteered to do. October was the Halloween parade, December was buying teacher holiday gifts, and so on. Now that my kids are grown and my status is that of having a “low occupancy home”, I realized that I must now resort to keeping track of the old fashioned way- by the iCal app! Which explains why the alarm on my desktop went off yesterday with a message reading- “WRITE ANNUAL YEAR IN REVIEW BLOG TODAY”.

I know myself too well, the alarm went off again today flashing – “YOU FORGOT TO WRITE YOUR ANNUAL YEAR IN REVIEW BLOG – DO IT NOW!”

So here it goes… Nearly 4800 people have found our SIGNING FAMILIES Facebook page. I used this social media page to help people to learn about sign language (ASL) and the deaf community. I also focused during the year on issues regarding Autism, Down Syndrome and education. Then I sprinkled a hefty dose of humor, inspiration and giveaways!

Happy December! I know every year has 12 months, yet this year seemed to have gone by in a flash! I use to keep better track of the seasons, and time in general, during the “parenting years” – when I had kids in school. Back then I knew what month it was by what PTA project I volunteered to do. October was the Halloween parade, December was buying teacher holiday gifts, and so on. Now that my kids are grown and my status is that of having a “low occupancy home”, I realized that I must now resort to keeping track of the old fashioned way- by the iCal app! Which explains why the alarm on my desktop went off yesterday with a message reading- “WRITE ANNUAL YEAR IN REVIEW BLOG TODAY”.

I know myself too well, the alarm went off again today flashing – “YOU FORGOT TO WRITE YOUR ANNUAL YEAR IN REVIEW BLOG – DO IT NOW!”

So here it goes… Nearly 4800 people have found our SIGNING FAMILIES Facebook page. I used this social media page to help people to learn about sign language (ASL) and the deaf community. I also focused during the year on issues regarding Autism, Down Syndrome and education. Then I sprinkled a hefty dose of humor, inspiration and giveaways!

The Secret Revealed! Thanks MeeoMiia


Yesterday, I posted a blog telling you that Meeo Miia and I worked on a concept which we would divulge tonight on the LOUISE SATTLER SHOW via Blog Talk Radio. So, tonight we will! LISTEN HERE

But, because we want to entice you to listen and participate in our #giveaway we will give you an early peek in to our secret…

HUGE thanks to Sherri Pellegren, owner of Meeo Miia – for designing a beautiful necklace based on the SIGNING FAMILIES logo and embellished with loads of I LOVE YOU – art . The logo which was created many years ago for SIGNING FAMILIES by artist, Pat Roby, will be available for purchase on the MeeoMiia website. .

AND ONE PERSON WILL WIN THIS NECKLACE FOR FREE as PART OF A
GIVEAWAY HAPPENING THIS EVENING!

HOW CAN YOU PARTICIPATE TO BE ELIGIBLE TO WIN?