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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.

Birth - 3: Your 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

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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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Texas Champions in the 2017 South Regional Academic Bowl

Texas School for the Deaf wins the 2017 South Regional Academic Bowl held at the North Carolina School for the Deaf (NCSD) from February 9 through…

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Multiple deaf schools participate in academic bowl

More than 20 teams from deaf schools across the south met at the North Carolina School for the Deaf on Friday for the Southern Regional Academic…

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Oral Education Option Available in Dallas ISD

The Dallas Independent School District is making sure it has options for families of students who are hearing impaired.Oral Education classes are…


Texas Symposium on Deafblindness

Date: March 2, 2017

The 2017 Symposium will include discussion of a variety of topics for an in-depth look at many issues affecting the education, support, and parenting…

ASDC National Conference

Date: June 25, 2017

Make plans to attend the American Society for Deaf Children National Conference at the American School for the Deaf in Hartford, Conneticut. …

Communication Skills Workshop Session 1

Date: July 9, 2017

This is a special session for:Teachers of ASL Deaf Education Teachers Parents of Deaf ChildrenCommunication Skills Workshop provides sign…

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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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