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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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San Antonio schools consider consolidating programs for deaf students

After noticing a decrease of hard-of-hearing students in their programs, a few San Antonio school districts are considering a consolidation.During a…

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Lee High School graduate Korbin Casey to play basketball for SWCID

Lee High School (Tyler, Texas) graduate Korbin Casey signs to play basketball for the SouthWest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf. Read more about…

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Standards for Teaching American Sign Language Released

Education Week published an article sharing that the standards for teaching American Sign Language in kindergarten through 12th grade have been…


Family Weekend Retreat

Date: June 15, 2018

Family Weekend RetreatA special weekend in Austin hosted by the Educational Resource Center on Deafness at Texas School for the Deaf.  Families…

Summer Institute training for pre-certified interpreters: San Antonio

Date: June 10, 2018

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

Hearing Loss, Hearing Aids, No Problem! Workshop by ESC Region 13

Date: June 15, 2018

Hearing Loss, Hearing Aids, No Problem!Workshop provided by ESC Region 13 to prepare general education teachers, staff, administrators, SLPs and…

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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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