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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…

27th Annual Austin Sertoma Club Golf Tournament

Date: September 18, 2017

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Arkansa Conference on Deaf Education and Career Readiness

Date: September 21, 2017

Bringing together educators, researchers, interpreters, professionals, and parents to share proven practices and leading edge initiatives in…

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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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