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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.

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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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Book says Civil War pivotal in deaf history

The American Civil War played a pivotal role in bringing the nation's deaf population out of society's shadows, asserts a forthcoming book…

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App turns music into vibrations and visualizations for the deaf, hard of hearing

The app BW Dance, which creates visualizations and vibrations for the deaf or hard of hearing (HOH) to help them feel the music. According to the…

The FCC Just Approved a Landmark New Way For Deaf People to Communicate

The Federal Communications Commission last week approved one of the most important advances in communications technology for deaf and hard of hearing…


TEHDI Regional Summit: Best Practices across the Panhandle/Golden Plains Continuum of Care

Date: February 7, 2017

Providers along the hearing services continuum of care will share their screening, referring, testing and reporting best practices used to identify…

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. …

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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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