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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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Lubbock teen qualifies for 2017 Deaflympics

A Lubbock teen has qualified to compete in the 2017 Deaflympics.But, before Nickolas Roman does, he's going to use his swimming talents to…

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A New Approach to Mobile Apps Education featuring a Mapp for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students

RIT/NTID, Xamarin Inc. collaboration to provide opportunities for deaf and hard-of-hearing students in mobile app developmentNSF grant will also…

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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…


Hearing Loss, Hearing Aids, No Problem!

Date: September 15, 2016

The goal of this workshop is to prepare general education teachers and staff to understand the impact of hearing loss on the acquisition of language…

Indicators of Auditory Guided Speech Development in Young Children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

Date: September 16, 2016

Featured Speaker:  David J. Ertmer, Ph.D., CCC-SLPIn this workshop, you will learn to recognize changes in prelinguistic vocalizations that…

Accelerating Spoken Language in Children with Hearing Loss 2016 Davies Symposium

Date: September 16, 2016

The achievement and success of children with hearing loss who are learning spoken language are directly related to a professional’s accuracy in…

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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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