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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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Texas School for the Deaf girls basketball team goes undefeated

KUVE news of Austin, Texas featured Texas School for the Deaf girls basketball team's undefeated record as they head for the playoffs. Read more…

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ASL Connect: Free ASL Classes Online

ASL Connect, through Gallaudet University, is offering free basic ASL class online with accredited ASL courses also available online.

Events

Don’t Be Mad if I Don’t Look: Accommodating Hard of Hearing Consumers (SP1940277) - ESC Region 13

Date: February 18, 2019

Interpreters have shared this workshop should be on the "must attend list" for all new and seasoned interpreters. This workshop explores the multiple…

DHHS: English Prep Webinar Series

Date: February 19, 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…

New RDSPD Administrators Webinar Series (ESC Region 4)

Date: February 21, 2019

New RDSPD Administrators Webinar SeriesSeptember 28, 2018, November 27, 2018, February 21, 2019, and April 26, 2019 | Session ID: 1395674 | Fee:…

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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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