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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

Alex Abenchuchan

  • Born deaf due to hereditary factors and raised in a large signing Deaf family
  • The creator and founder of "The Daily Moth," an online news show in ASL for the Deaf community.
  • Attended Gallaudet University and served as the Editor-in-Chief of the campus newspaper, the Buff and Blue
  • Married for 8 years to a Canadian woman, we had a new baby girl in 2016
The Daily Moth

Scott Daily

  • Deaf since infancy but with Mom's encouragement and Dad's inspiration, faced all challenges with optimism and success.
  • Enjoys the blessings of faith in God, a wife, sons, and good work so life is good.
  • Followed in his Dad's footsteps and is a police officer currently working for Tarleton State University.
  • Has two mottos. Be determined, dedicated and committed. And be fair, firm, and consistent.


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NTID celebrating 50th anniversary this year

RIT's NTID will be celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. NTID became a catalyst for diversity and inclusion on campus, creating a…

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Six-year-old deaf Plymouth girl has won an Oscar

A film starring a deaf Plymouth girl won an Oscar at last nights award ceremony.Six-year-old Maisie Sly made her acting debut in The Silent Child,…

2018 Recreation and Camp Guide for Students with Special Needs

Austin Independent School District has recently released 2018 Recreation and Camp Guide for Students with Special Needs to help parents and…


Summer Institute trainings for pre-certified interpreters: Fort Worth

Date: August 5, 2018

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

Professionals for Students with Deafblindness Collaborative Online

Date: March 28, 2018

Join this group of professionals in an information sharing session which focuses on supporting students with deafblindness.  Review national,…

Supporting Full Participation of Students with Hearing Loss in the Mainstream Classroom

Date: March 29, 2018

Each child is expected to be a full participant within the general education classroom. Due to the access barriers caused by hearing loss, students…

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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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