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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

Amelia Hamilton

  • I am proud to say I am a 5th generation deaf individual on both my dad and mom's side. Being deaf is a gift, really!
  • At Texas School for the Deaf, I was in sports, drama, student government and International Studies visiting India and Panama!
  • I currently attend Rochester Institute of Technology and am majoring in Visual Media and Communications.
  • Through the example of my own photography business, I encourage all deaf and hard of hearing people to pursue their dreams.
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Brian Rapp

  • 4th generation hard of hearing individual, proud father to 6 year old son who is hard of hearing, and expecting a 3rd child!
  • In 2014 received Principal's Award at John Tyler High School where I teach outstanding students.
  • In 2016 named outstanding graduate student by Lamar University and graduated with a Masters in Special Education.
  • Hard of Hearing Guide for Texas Hands and Voices Guide by Your Side Program in Tyler, Texas.
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San Antonio stages deaf accessible music festival

Nonprofit company Aid The Silent has recently announced that a first known full deaf/hard-of-hearing (HOH) accessible festival will be available in…

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Texas Champions in the 2017 South Regional Academic Bowl

Texas School for the Deaf wins the 2017 South Regional Academic Bowl held at the North Carolina School for the Deaf (NCSD) from February 9 through…

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Multiple deaf schools participate in academic bowl

More than 20 teams from deaf schools across the south met at the North Carolina School for the Deaf on Friday for the Southern Regional Academic…


ESC 4 - IN-home Sensory Impaired Training & Education (INSITE) Institute

Date: March 28, 2017

Attend this multi-day institute to learn more about the INSITE program which offers home-based support and resources for families with infants,…

2017 National ASL & Bilingual Early Childhood Education Summit

Date: April 6, 2017

We invite teachers, professionals, researchers and doctoral students to share your experiences, research, and best practices in alignment with our…

Best Early Intervention Practices for a Child with Hearing Loss

Date: April 29, 2017

Parents, join Dr. Christine Yoshinaga-Itano for a coffee chat about best practices for early intervention for a child with hearing loss.  Special…

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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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