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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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News

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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…

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Deaf Business Owners in Austin Work to Overcome Communication Hurdles, Stigma

"Many people dream of one day owning their own business -- a dream that's easier for some to live out than others. But as our Stef Manisero shows…

Events

Family Weekend Retreat

Date: June 9, 2017

A special weekend in Austin offering families from all over Texas a chance to meet other families with a deaf or hard of hearing child. Throughout the…

ASL Storytime at Twin Oaks Branch Library

Date: June 12, 2017

Storytime in American Sign Language for children 18 months to 6 years old and their parents.Presented by the Educational Resource Center on Deafness…

BEI Test Overview Webinar:  What is the Test Testing?

Date: July 6, 2017

What measurements does the Board for Evaluation of Interpreters (BEI) test focus on?  What type of scoring system is used?  Objective…

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Crossroads

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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