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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

Erica Trevino

  • Achieved her dream since 5 years old: first Deaf female police officer in Texas sworn in.
  • Received cochlear implant at age 5, and underwent extensive speech therapy while mainstreamed with interpreters and CART.
  • Lives by the motto: "Aut viam inveniam aut faciam" which means "I will either find a way or make one".
  • Mother to a beautiful little girl and two furry dogs.
Dalhart Police makes historic hire

Chris Soukup

  • Born Deaf to a Deaf family in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
  • His father, Ben, founded Communication Service for the Deaf. Chris became CEO of CSD 5 years ago.
  • Today, leads 1000 employees at CSD, the largest Deaf-led nonprofit in the world serving Deaf people.
  • Passionate about cultivating opportunities, and embracing Deaf people as an important part of human diversity.
Forbes: Chris runs CSD

News

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Program for Deaf Students Expanding at Odessa

Ector County Regional Day School Program for the Deaf of Odessa, Texas is expanding to Burleson Elementary, serving 14 students, and seven students at…

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BYU Alumni Developed SignGlasses for Deaf and HH Students

Korey Hocker, the CEO of SignGlasses and a BYU graduate, created smart glasses that deaf and hard-of-hearing students can wear in classrooms for…

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SignWise for Kids Website

SignWise removes the guesswork for parents and professionals who look at products and question whether or not they will be good for their child.…

Events

Mental Health Training: Behavior Solutions for Deaf/HH Students-SA

Date: August 23, 2018

Mental Health Training: Behavior Solutions for Deaf/HH Students* see flyer for more information *Training designed for classroom teachers,…

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* see flyer for more information *Dates of the Conference:…

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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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