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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

Ricardo Torres

  • Had chickenpox as infant, might caused deafness. Raised in a hearing, supportive and loving family who believes in him!
  • Born in Mexico, learned Spanish & Mexican Sign Language. Learned English and ASL when moved to Texas.
  • Loudest and proudest member of the Fighting’ Texas Aggie Class of 2017. Whoop!
  • Work as a Civil Engineer in Training (E.I.T.) at Gessner Engineering, LLC working towards Professional Engineer license.
Featured in Cy Ridge High School

Julie Grisham

  • Profound, sensorineural bilateral hearing loss since age 3, cause unknown.
  • Raised using spoken language and speech-reading wearing bilateral hearing aids. Bilateral cochlear implants in 2003 & 2005.
  • Internationally-certified accessibility professional working for a major assessment company’s accessibility group.
  • Currently a first-year Ph.D. student at Texas Tech University, studying Technical Communication & Rhetoric.
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News

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Graduate Research Assistant Position at University of Tenneessee

 ASL video by Leala Holcomb: https://youtu.be/mkOf840A-t0Dr. Kimberly Wolbers at the University of Tennessee is Principal…

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Special Siyum held at Houston celebrating TSD Student completing Torah study

A siyum was held to celebrate a student from Texas School for the Deaf, Joel Pennington, completing Pirkei Avos, the study of the Torah. Read more…

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ASDC Launches SignOn: ASL Sessions for first 500 Member Families

Are you raising a deaf child?  American Society for Deaf Children (ASDC) is offering five, 30-minute ASL sessions with Deaf adult role models…

Events

DHHS: English Prep Webinar Series

Date: January 16, 2019

Texas Health and Human Services, Office of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services (DHHS) invites you to sign up for this training opportunity:English…

Amarillo Deaf Chat

Date: January 17, 2019

Amarillo Deaf ChatEvery Thursday at 7 PM at Westgate Mall in Amarillo, TX

D/HH Itinerant Teachers and Audiologists Meeting (ESC Region 13 Professional Development)

Date: January 22, 2019

D/HH Itinerant Teachers and Audiologists Meeting  September 25, 2018 | Workshop FA1839031 | Also available via ZOOM distance learningJanuary…

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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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