Nyle DiMarco Foundation

The Nyle DiMarco Foundation is a non-profit organization that exists as a national philanthropic resource for all organizations, institutions and individuals working to improve the lives of every Deaf person in the world.

Did you know…

There are approximately 70 million Deaf people worldwide, who have as many as 500 million immediate family members in total.

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Two percent (2%) of the world’s Deaf population has access to education in sign language.

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Twenty-five percent (25%) of parents use sign language to communicate with their Deaf child.

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Assessing a Deaf Child’s ASL Workshop: An Interview with Dr. Bobbie Jo Kite & Dr. Laurene Simms

In June, the National ASL & English Bilingual Consortium for Early Childhood Education (NASLECE) held the inaugural “Assessing a Deaf Child’s ASL” workshop in Washington, DC. The three-day workshop featured seven presenters from the fields of linguistics, bilingual education, visual language and learning, and family language policy; and was attended by twenty-two practitioners from 15 […]

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Nyle DiMarco Foundation announces a grant to the National ASL & English Bilingual Consortium for Early Childhood Education

WASHINGTON, D.C. — April 15, 2017 — Nyle DiMarco Foundation has provided funding to the National ASL & English Bilingual Consortium for Early Childhood Education in support of the organization’s inaugural “Assessing a Deaf Child’s ASL” workshop. Designed for mentors and professionals currently working with Deaf children ages 0 to 5, “Assessing a Deaf Child’s […]

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Nyle DiMarco Foundation announces partnership with LEAD-K and Fundraising Challenge

Dancing with the Stars winner Nyle DiMarco’s nonprofit foundation reveals its first organizational partner, Language Equality and Acquisition for Deaf Kids (LEAD-K), a national education campaign promoting Kindergarten-readiness through early language acquisition. Los Angeles, CA—August 18, 2016 – In a significant step towards its goal of supporting deaf and hard of hearing children acquire language and literacy, the […]

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