Our Mission

Leslie Warren, the founder of CoSignCT, has set out to cultivate the finest core of sign language interpreting professionals in the state of Connecticut. CoSignCT’s mission is to provide interpreter services state wide through a modern, seamless and integrated platform.

OUR ORGANIZATION IS BUILT ON 3 Cs:

  • Communication. Supporting the Deaf community with high quality interpreters that successfully communicate across all types of interpreted interactions.
  • Continuation. CoSignCt exists to insure that there is continuationof service to the Deaf community in Connecticut.
  • Collaboration. CoSignCt works in collaboration with the Deaf and Interpreting communities to provide the best service possible.

Services

  • On-site interpreters for hospitals and the medical community, businesses and conferences, shows and public events
  • Training and education programs
  • General community needs

The CoSignCT Difference:

  • WE ARE LOCAL. Our interpreters are Connecticut residents who have been working for a number of years with and for the Deaf citizens of the state.
  • WE ARE PROFESSIONALS. We align ourselves closely with the Connecticut Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (CRID) and the principals outlined nationally for interpreters in the profession.
  • WE ARE EXPERTS. Interpreters are credentialed
Leslie Warren

About Our Founder: Leslie Warren

Leslie is a Nationally Credentialed Sign Language Interpreter (CI;CT)

Leslie honed her sign language skills as a classroom instructor at The American School for the Deaf in West Hartford, CT, where she later became the Music and Movement Instructor. After several years as an educator of Deaf youth, she became nationally certified as a Sign Language Interpreter and then embarked on a career path that led her to becoming a respected trainer of students of Sign Language and Interpreting; consultant to credentialed interpreter groups nationally, and a leader in the Deaf and Interpreting community. She is also founder, director, writer and performer with the nationally known, award winning Sign Language, Dance and Mime troupe known as CRIDDERS (performing arm of the Connecticut Registry of Interpreters of the Deaf). Leslie is the recipient of many local, regional and national awards for her work, most notably, The Distinguished Service Award Recipient from the National Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, (the organizations highest honor) and The Jean Kennedy Smith Award ( Very Special Arts, National).

Leslie has over 40 years of experience in various roles including:

  • Instructor of Sign Language at Wesleyan University
  • Consultant for various interpreter training programs around the country
  • Freelance Sign Language Interpreter (general case load including Medical, Mental Health, Educational, Platform and Legal Interpreting)
  • Advisory Board Member of CRID and Co-Chair of CRID’s Connecticut Mentorship Program
  • Certification Maintenance Program representative for National Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf
  • Former Interpreter Coordinator/Staff interpreter University of Connecticut Health Center
  • Former Interpreter Coordinator at Family Services Woodfield

Policies

Cancellations:

Assignments Requested for 2 hours or less, can be cancelled up to 48 hours from the start time of the assignment without penalty. If an assignment is cancelled within 48 hours, the client named in this document will be billed in full. For assignments lasting more than 2 hours, clients will need to cancel 5 days in advance of the start time in order to avoid being billed in full.