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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

Ricardo Torres

  • Had chickenpox as infant, might caused deafness. Raised in a hearing, supportive and loving family who believes in him!
  • Born in Mexico, learned Spanish & Mexican Sign Language. Learned English and ASL when moved to Texas.
  • Loudest and proudest member of the Fighting’ Texas Aggie Class of 2017. Whoop!
  • Work as a Civil Engineer in Training (E.I.T.) at Gessner Engineering, LLC working towards Professional Engineer license.
Featured in Cy Ridge High School

Julie Grisham

  • Profound, sensorineural bilateral hearing loss since age 3, cause unknown.
  • Raised using spoken language and speech-reading wearing bilateral hearing aids. Bilateral cochlear implants in 2003 & 2005.
  • Internationally-certified accessibility professional working for a major assessment company’s accessibility group.
  • Currently a first-year Ph.D. student at Texas Tech University, studying Technical Communication & Rhetoric.
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The New York Times Opinion: A Clearer Message on Cochlear Implants

Pubished in The New York Times Sara Novic, a Deaf writer and teacher who uses American Sign Language and English, shared her viewpoint on cochlear…

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Deaf activist Nyle DiMarco brings message of perseverance to UT-Austin

Nyle DiMarco spoke to approximately 500 attendees at University of Texas on Tuesday, November 27th about perseverance, sending the message how each…

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Texas School for the Deaf Students Educate Math Teachers at Conference

Dallas Weekly highlighted the news about Deaf high school students from the Texas School for the Deaf (TSD), and a student from Round Rock ISD,…


DHHS: Certificate of Deafness for Tuition Waiver Program

Date: December 11, 2018

Certificate of Deafness for Tuition Waiver ProgramDate: Tuesday, December 11th, 2018 Time: 2:30pm - 4:00pm CST via webinar 0.15 DHHS CEUs…

Amarillo Deaf Chat

Date: December 13, 2018

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

New Braunfels Deaf Chat

Date: December 14, 2018

New Braunfels Deaf Chat2nd Friday of every month at 6 P.M. at Granzin’s BBQ in New Braunfels, 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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