Welcome to Signing Families –  Specializing in matters of communication and safety

Signing Families ™ was founded and is owned by Louise Sattler, Nationally Certified School Psychologist. Our focus is on educating and providing resources to help with communication, disaster preparedness, and response efforts following an emergency or disaster.  We offer sign language (ASL) and preparedness training of emergency responders, community organizations and school personnel.  Based in Los Angeles, Signing Families has provided products and training to thousands throughout the United States. Including CERT, EMS, Statewide Public Health programs, Schools, Head Start and many others!

We invite you to delve in to our website and check out the video catalog, photo gallery and much more! Happy Signing and thank you!

Services Offered

* Disaster Preparedness Training and Workshop Programs

*Sign Language Instruction

*Sign Language Products

*Consultative Services

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Louise presented to our neighborhood disaster preparedness group (C.E.R.T.). She was fun, informative, and engaging. Her delivery kept the audience attentive and willing to participate. I would recommend her presentation to other group wanting to open lines of communication with the deaf community.

Will Nash,  Long Beach Fire Dept/ CERT Coordinator

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Meet Louise Sattler,

Founder of Signing Families

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Louise is a consummate educator with over 25 years in teaching sign language. Her focus has been on bridging communication needs between those who use sign language as their primary language  and First Responders, educators, among others. The safety and welfare of special populations is an area that Louise dedicates much of her time.

Read more about Louise’s work via Signing Families here

Signing Families ASL Videos are available on YouTube, too!

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Our Signing Families website and YouTube page are chocked full of videos to learn sign language.  For novice and experienced signers, alike!

CLICK HERE to go to our YouTube page

Looking to learn how social media can be used to help connect your communities before, during or after a disaster?  Louise is a social media strategist via the 411 Voices Influential Network and would be happy to answer your questions or provide a workshop on this topic,

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