Families

In this section, family services are front and center. Learn about resources and programs designed specifically with you in mind.

Family Resources

Statewide Parent Liaisons


  • Meet Our Statewide Parent Liaisons

    If you can't find the information or resources you are seeking on this website or if you just prefer to talk to someone, you can contact our statewide parent liaisons who will do their best to offer you a helping hand.

Deaf Education in Texas


  • Topics: Deaf Education in Texas

    Texas has a variety of educational services and programs for deaf and hard of hearing children and their families.

  • Assessments & Evaluations for Deaf/Hard of Hearing Students

    Assessments & Evaluations for Deaf/Hard of Hearing Students is a two part Parent Training Video Series, based on chapter 5 of the Hands & Voices Guidebook – Educational Advocacy for Students Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing.

  • Children Birth to Three

    Having a young child who is deaf or hard of hearing can leave many parents feeling lost about where to turn next. This can be a very emotional time, and it can be challenging to find guidance and support.

  • Ayuda en Español

    El Centro de Recursos Educativos en Sordera cuenta con empleada como Enlace Estatal para Familias Hispanas en Texas quienes hablan español y que buscan recursos para sus niños sordos o Maria Munizhipoacústicos.

Conferences, Workshops, and Trainings


  • Communication Skills Workshop for Parents

    Come to Texas School for the Deaf for a Sign Language Boot Camp! Any skill level is accepted for parents so come as you are! In our ASL immersion experience, your signing is bound to improve. Morning, noon, and evening, you will be actively participating in workshops and fun activities all designed to up your skill as a sign communicator. Find out more about the session for Parents at the Communication Skills Workshop.

  • Family Weekend Retreat June 9-11, 2017

    A special weekend hosted by the Educational Resource Center on Deafness at the Texas School for the Deaf in Austin. This annual program offers families from all over Texas a chance to meet other families with a deaf or hard of hearing child. Throughout the weekend parents and other adult family members attend educational workshops. Presenters include a variety of professionals as well as parents and deaf and hard of hearing adults. Child, youth, and teen care is offered in a "camp-like" atmosphere supervised by qualified staff. The program highlights the many opportunities for communication and education open to deaf and hard of hearing students.