DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING
Disclaimer: Agencies and Resources listed are for informational purposes only. Crowley ISD does not endorse any of these programs.
Crossroads: The portal where support, information and resources converge for Texas deaf and hard of hearing students, families and the professionals who serve them.
Texas Hands & Voices (TX H&V): Offers support, information and resources in an unbiased manner to families with children who are deaf or hard of hearing.
Texas Guide by Your Side: The program pairs new parents with experienced parents, offering someone to help walk through the new experiences.
Moms Matter: A Facebook support group of moms of a deaf or hard of hearing child. They meet the second Thursday every other month in Allen at La Madeleine, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Family Signs: Free online American Sign Language (ASL) or Signing Exact English (SEE) classes for parents/guardians of deaf and hard of hearing students in Texas. Their goal is to improve family communication.
Sign Language Resources: A collection of useful and free resources, blogs and facts related to learning sign language.
Shared Reading Project: SRP is designed to offer parents and caregivers across Texas free interactive tutoring to show how to read to deaf and hard of hearing children using American Sign Language (ASL) or Signing Exact English (SEE).
Statewide Parent Liaisons: These trained liaisons are parents of deaf children who have experience in Deaf Education. They work to provide information, resources and training to parents with children who are deaf or hard of hearing and coordinate annual family weekend retreats.
The Deaf-Blind Multihandicapped Association of Texas: Promotes family education and understanding of deaf-blind multihandicapped family member's abilities and disabilities. They offer resource information and referrals to families, professionals, state agencies and provider agencies serving people who are deaf-blind multihandicapped of all ages.