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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

Erica Trevino

  • Achieved her dream since 5 years old: first Deaf female police officer in Texas sworn in.
  • Received cochlear implant at age 5, and underwent extensive speech therapy while mainstreamed with interpreters and CART.
  • Lives by the motto: "Aut viam inveniam aut faciam" which means "I will either find a way or make one".
  • Mother to a beautiful little girl and two furry dogs.
Dalhart Police makes historic hire

Chris Soukup

  • Born Deaf to a Deaf family in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
  • His father, Ben, founded Communication Service for the Deaf. Chris became CEO of CSD 5 years ago.
  • Today, leads 1000 employees at CSD, the largest Deaf-led nonprofit in the world serving Deaf people.
  • Passionate about cultivating opportunities, and embracing Deaf people as an important part of human diversity.
Forbes: Chris runs CSD


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Sherman Library starts sign language story time

The Sherman Public Library is bringing story telling to kids in sign language. Read more about how the library "want(s) to be a resource to everyone,…

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Lufkin High School deaf students performed in a viral video

Lufkin High School deaf students performed in a viral video of the song, Where is the Love? by Black Eyed Peas, which has over 26,000 views. Read more…

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Deaf doctor pens memoir about overcoming challenges

Dr. Justus Peters from Glen Rose, Texas opens up about his painful struggles with hearing impairment from childhood all the way to medical school and…


Summer Programs

Date: June 17, 2018

The program is offered by the Educational Resource Center on Deafness at the Texas School for the Deaf (TSD) and serves students who are Deaf and Hard…

Assessing a Deaf Child’s ASL: Level 1 Training Workshop

Date: June 21, 2018

Assessing a Deaf Child's ASL: Level 1 Training Workshop will be held on June 21-23, 2018 at Gallaudet University. Please see flyer for more…

Summer Institute trainings for pre-certified interpreters: Houston

Date: June 24, 2018

The HHSC Office of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services (DHHS) has partnered with various entities to offer…

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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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