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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

Alex Abenchuchan

  • Born deaf due to hereditary factors and raised in a large signing Deaf family
  • The creator and founder of "The Daily Moth," an online news show in ASL for the Deaf community.
  • Attended Gallaudet University and served as the Editor-in-Chief of the campus newspaper, the Buff and Blue
  • Married for 8 years to a Canadian woman, we had a new baby girl in 2016
The Daily Moth

Scott Daily

  • Deaf since infancy but with Mom's encouragement and Dad's inspiration, faced all challenges with optimism and success.
  • Enjoys the blessings of faith in God, a wife, sons, and good work so life is good.
  • Followed in his Dad's footsteps and is a police officer currently working for Tarleton State University.
  • Has two mottos. Be determined, dedicated and committed. And be fair, firm, and consistent.


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NTID awarded $1 million to train deaf, hard of hearing scientists

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID) will be developing a scientists-in-training program for deaf and…

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NASA’s First Deaf Engineer in Active Mission Control Role Impresses

On April 4, 2017, which was the 34th anniversary of the Space Shuttle Challenger’s maiden voyage, a modified NASA Gulfstream III took…

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Teacher uses hands to teach students

Analynn Serrano has been the deaf education teacher at Crutchfield Elementary school for three years.She spends most of her days in this classroom…


Council de Manos National Conference

Date: October 26, 2017

California Manos del Corazon is honored to host the 5th Biennial Council de Manos National Conference.  As the conference's theme is…

Discovery Retreat November 2017

Date: November 10, 2017

Discovery Retreat:  Exploring WeatherCalling all 11th and 12th grade deaf and hard of hearing Texas area students---Want to learn how to make…

17th Annual Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Meeting

Date: March 18, 2018

In its 17th year, the EHDI Meeting has built a strong reputation for bringing together a wide variety of attendees including those who: work in state…

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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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