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We are committed to being the "crossroads" where support, information, and resources converge for Texas deaf and hard of hearing students, their families, and the professionals who serve them.

Newborn - Age 3: The Journey Begins Here

Beginning at birth, opportunities abound for deaf and hard of hearing children and their parents. We are here to help you find your way to the strong network of parents and professionals ready to help you discover a future of endless possibilities.

Featured Individuals

Lydia Berger

  • Late identified (age 5) with a progressive hearing loss, after her sister did not pass the newborn hearing screening.
  • Raised with the Hands & Voices motto, “What works for your child is what makes the choice right”.
  • Currently a second-year audiology student at the University of Texas at Dallas and loving every second of it!
  • Passionate about researching the quality of assistive listening devices and best practices for hearing protection.
Audiology Student

Dr. Justus Peters

  • Born deaf with severe sensorineural hearing loss.
  • Lip reading without hearing assistance through formative school years.
  • Worked as registered nurse in ICU/ER before going to Medical School at Creighton University.
  • Currently a Board Certified Family Medicine Physician.
Deaf doctor pens memoir

News

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Free sign language classes offered by El Paso ISD

El Paso ISD Day School for the Deaf is offering adult American Sign Language classes. Free sign language classes are offered at 5:30 p.m. on Mondays…

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Deaf out Loud: A&E documentary featuring three deaf families

Two of the three deaf families featured in the new A&E Special “Deaf out Loud” which will air on September 12, 2018 at 7…

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Deaf-Owned Eateries Forge Path To Fight Joblessness for Hearing Loss

Published in Oregon Public Broadcasting, Meaghan Clark Tiernan wrote about how Deaf-owned eateries are creating jobs for Deaf and hard of hearing…

Events

ESC Region 13 Mental Health Conference

Date: October 9, 2018

ESC Region 13 is hosting a one-day conference bringing behavior, at risk, and counseling teams together to provide districts and campuses with mental…

Promoting Student Success in Mathematics-Working with Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students

Date: November 5, 2018

Promoting Student Success in Mathematics-Working with Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students* Math Conference Flyer  |  Math Conference Details…

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Crossroads

Crossroads is a collaborative effort between Education Service Center 11 and Texas School for the Deaf. Each of these agencies has a department responsible for statewide services to improve educational outcomes for deaf and hard of hearing students.

At ESC11, that program is the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Leadership Project.

At TSD, the department that provides statewide outreach is the Educational Resource Center on Deafness.

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