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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.

Your Journey Begins Here

From birth through young adulthood, opportunities abound for deaf and hard of hearing children. 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

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Andrea Alford

  • Born hearing, became deaf from spinal meningitis between infancy and 3 months of age
  • Masters in Deaf Education from Texas Woman's University and Educational Administration certification from Lamar University
  • Awarded "Spotlight Teacher of the Year" in 2012 for Cypress Ridge High School, Cypress Fairbanks ISD
  • Enjoys running half marathons, sewing, embroidery, and eating crawfish
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Connie Ferguson

  • Progressive hearing loss noticed at age 5, identified at age 11, profoundly deaf by age 22
  • BS in Deaf Education from Texas Christian University and MS in Educational Administration from University of Houston
  • First deaf itinerant teacher in Texas, served on TAD Board, Past President of TAPED and Chair of the SWCED
  • Supervisor of Brazos Valley RDSPD for 24 years. Retired and loves grandkids and sailing


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Deaf Dance Company celebrates 20th anniversary

San Antonio area Deaf and hard of hearing students are rehearsing at Marshall High School as part of the San Antonio Deaf Dance Company annual…

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Lubbock Students who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing Participate in Project Based Learning

Students from the Lubbock Independent School District’s summer enrichment program for deaf and hard of hearing students have tested several…

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Lightning safety campaign targets deaf and hard of hearing community

The National Weather Service is rolling out a new national campaign that caters to the deaf and hard of hearing community. For ten years, the slogan…


Signing Exact English Skillshop - North Texas

Date: July 5, 2016

This week-long workshop for adult learners is designed to meet the needs of beginning as well as advanced users of Signing Exact English. …

Statewide Conference of Education of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing

Date: July 18, 2016

Join us in San Marcos for this year's conference with the theme "Igniting the Flame Within: The Pursuit of Student Success." Workshops for…

Camp SIGN 2016

Date: July 31, 2016

Save the Date!Camp SIGN is a communication barrier-free environment for students who are deaf or hard of hearing.  The Camp SIGN mission is to…

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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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