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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


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Fraze of Brownwood reaching out to deaf community

A certified interpreter since 2005, Renee Fraze has done freelance work with organizations, is connecting the local deaf community by launching a…

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Abilene Disability Awareness Month: Deaf and Hard of Hearing

For Disability Awareness Month, Big Country of Abilene, Texas published an article and video of Katherine Ballard talking about how deafness is not…

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Deaf student at Robert Lee High School plays football

The Baytown Sun published an article about Billy Haynes, a deaf student at Robert Lee High School (Baytown, Texas), playing defensive lineman on the…


Programs Offered by the HHSC Office of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services

Date: November 14, 2018

Texas Health and Human Services, Office of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services (DHHS) presents the following training opportunity:“Programs…

Amarillo Deaf Chat

Date: November 15, 2018

Amarillo Deaf ChatEvery Thursday at 7 PM at Westgate Mall in Amarillo, TX

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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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