PO Box 552 Plainfield, IL 60544
Every child is unique, and we believe all children deserve an equal opportunity to thrive and reach their full potential. Our organization provides services for deaf and hard of hearing children, and their families. We focus on providing direct instruction, tools and resources to assist in the development of language, literacy and communication in the child's first language, American Sign Language. We also provide tools and strategies to unlock each child’s full potential through use of dual language learning with sign language and written and/or spoken English language.
We believe the key to unlocking each child’s full unique potential is with consistent, aligned efforts within the child’s life. It begins with educated families, knowledgeable teachers and the mutual collaboration among them. Providing parents with knowledge of sign language and a toolbox of resources in their community will strengthen the bond between parent and child and help the child be successful at home, in school and in life.
We strive to help parents and families make sign language a more natural part of their family’s lives. We have created CARTER's Silent Weekend, an event that gives families the opportunity to become more comfortable signing, provides resources that will help in the continued learning of ASL, and build lasting relationships.
CARTER’s Silent Weekend is offered to parents, families and professionals. Our events and year-round support provides deaf and hard of hearing children the language foundation they need to improve school readiness, communication and literacy.
We are also gathering a list of healthcare professionals, religious and social gatherings where sign language is used. Contact me if you would like to be on our list.
We are looking for expert signers to help us with our silent weekend event. If you are interested please contact Kristine at firstname.lastname@example.org.