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    Texas School for the Deaf: https://www.tsd.state.tx.us/

    Texas School for the Deaf ensures students learn, grow and belong in a language-rich environment that maximizes each individual’s potential
    to become successful life-long learners while supporting students, families, and professionals through statewide outreach services.

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    Texas Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (TEHDI): https://www.dshs.texas.gov/tehdi/default.aspx

    The Department of State Health Services administers the newborn hearing screening program and provides guidance for performing point-of-care hearing screening required for all newborns in the state. Pursuant to Texas Health and Safety Code, Chapter 47, ensures all babies born in Texas receive a hearing screening, proper intervention, and referrals to services if suspected or diagnosed as deaf or hard of hearing. 


    Statewide Outreach Center

    Search for which RDSPD serves a particular district or charter, which districts or charters belong to an RDSPD Shared Service Arrangement, and which RDSPDs are located in each ESC Region.  

    1102 S Congress Ave

    Austin, TX 78704

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    Phone: 512-462-5329| VP: 512-982-1646 


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    The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Center (DHHC): https://deafhhcenter.org/

    The Deaf & Hard of Hearing Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit serving the Deaf and hard of hearing communities in South Texas.

    Offices in Corpus Christi and Pharr, TX

    Phone: (361) 993-1154
    Videophone: (361) 288-8774
    Email: info @ deafhhcenter.org

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    VAIL:  Valley Association for Independent Living Website

    VAIL is a center for independent living (CIL). This means it is:

    Consumer controlled – It is run primarily by people who have disabilities themselves. A “CIL” requires that 51% of the people on staff, and 51% of the board of directors must be people with disabilities.

    A provider of four core services. These are services that enable people with disabilities to live more independently. They incllude:

    • Information and referral – VAIL specialists are knowledgeable about resources in the community and can refer consumers to the programs that can be most helpful to them.
    • Independent living skills – VAIL specialists provide skills training in areas such as money management, time management, use of public transportation, proper use of medications, Use of assistive devices, personal and home safety, prescription assistance, personal advocacy and much more.
    • Individual and systems advocacy – VAIL specialists help consumers stand up for their rights as individuals to live independently, and work for changes in society that would better support independent living for people with disabilities.
    • Peer counseling – Counselors who have disabilities may share similar experiences and may better understand what barriers others with disabilities encounter. VAIL peer counselors are prepared to assist you to make your own choices and reach your goals to live independently in your community.

    Dallas Hearing Foundation: http://dallashearingfoundation.org/

    Hearing our Way Magazine: https://www.hearingourway.com/

    Deaf & Hard of Hearing Transition Resources for Texas    http://www.dhhtexastransition.org/ 

    A place where professionals, parents, students and the community can access transition information applicable and/or accessible to students who are deaf or hard of hearing. 


    Crossroads is a trusted resource for deaf education in Texas, it is made possible through a collaboration between Education Service Center Region 11, Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services and the Educational Resource Center on Deafness at Texas School for the Deaf. Both programs provide statewide services to improve educational outcomes for students who are deaf or hard of hearing. Services are for three primary audiences: the students, their families, and the professional who serve them. 


    Deaf and Hard of Hearing-Texas Health and Human Services: hhs.texas.gov/services/disability/deaf-hard-hearing

    The Office of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services (DHHS) works in partnership with people who are deaf or hard of hearing to eliminate societal and communication barriers to improve equal access for people who are deaf or hard of hearing. DHHS advocates for people of all ages who are deaf or hard of hearing to enable them to express their freedoms, participate in society to their individual potential, and reduce their isolation regardless of location, socioeconomic status, or degree of disability.