Family Programs

  • The Crossroads team knows that families provide the foundation for learning for deaf and hard of hearing children.  In this section, family services are front and center. Learn about resources and programs designed specifically with you in mind. 


Statewide Parent
Liaisons


Woman reading Parent Liaison card

Connecting families to the resources, programs or people, who can best address your needs provided by Educational Resource Center on Deafness.


Texas Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing
Mentor Program


Two men talking in sign language

A free program through Educational Resource Center on Deafness for families with deaf and hard of hearing children ages birth - 5 years old supporting child's language development.


Communication Skills
Workshop


Participants gesturing CSW with a white letter over

Sign language training for interpreters, ASL and Deaf Education Teachers and Parents during summer made possible by ESC 11 and Educational Resource Center on Deafness.


Newborn to Age
Three


A toddler

Resources for early intervention services for parents, including videos produced by Educational Resource Center on Deafness.



Family Signs


Woman signing in video on laptop with other people in smaller video screens

Free online American Sign Language (ASL) or Signing Exact English (SEE) classes for families with deaf and hard of hearing children provided by Educational Resource Center on Deafness.


Parent to Parent
Support


A mother and father with two boys at an event.

Options to help you find a network of parent support in Texas. These programs were developed with a "by parents for parents" emphasis.



Family Weekend
Retreat


Children drawing on a large white paper

A special weekend in Austin for families with deaf and hard of hearing children hosted by the Educational Resource Center on Deafness at Texas School for the Deaf