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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

Amelia Hamilton

  • I am proud to say I am a 5th generation deaf individual on both my dad and mom's side. Being deaf is a gift, really!
  • At Texas School for the Deaf, I was in sports, drama, student government and International Studies visiting India and Panama!
  • I currently attend Rochester Institute of Technology and am majoring in Visual Media and Communications.
  • Through the example of my own photography business, I encourage all deaf and hard of hearing people to pursue their dreams.
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Brian Rapp

  • 4th generation hard of hearing individual, proud father to 6 year old son who is hard of hearing, and expecting a 3rd child!
  • In 2014 received Principal's Award at John Tyler High School where I teach outstanding students.
  • In 2016 named outstanding graduate student by Lamar University and graduated with a Masters in Special Education.
  • Hard of Hearing Guide for Texas Hands and Voices Guide by Your Side Program in Tyler, Texas.
Texas Hands & Voices, Guide By Your Side


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How Being Deaf Made the Difference in Space Research

In the late 1950s, researchers faced many unknowns about the effects of space travel on the human body. How would motion sickness impact the ability…

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EPICS team event highlights project to translate code videos for deaf

The Deaf Kids Code team from Purdue Univsersity 's Engineering Projects in Community Service takes on translation of JavaScript coding videos from…

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San Antonio stages deaf accessible music festival

Nonprofit company Aid The Silent has recently announced that a first known full deaf/hard-of-hearing (HOH) accessible festival will be available in…


Family Weekend Retreat

Date: June 9, 2017

A special weekend in Austin offering families from all over Texas a chance to meet other families with a deaf or hard of hearing child. Throughout the…

TSID Conference 2017

Date: June 14, 2017

River City Interpreters for the Deaf (RCID) has reported a murder to the Texas Society of Interpreters for the Deaf (TSID) conference committee.…

Communication Skills Workshop Session 1

Date: July 9, 2017

This is a special session for:Teachers of ASL Deaf Education Teachers Parents of Deaf ChildrenCommunication Skills Workshop provides sign…

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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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