The organization, Aid the Silent, provides financial assistance and resources to economically disadvantaged deaf or hard of hearing children and teens who need technology or training. The goal is to support these children and teens in acquiring the communication and language they need for successful development.
The Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (AG Bell) provides resources about the listening and spoken language communication method. AG Bell advocates for every child and adult with hearing loss to have an opportunity to listen and talk in mainstream society.
Deaf-Blind Multi-handicapped Association of Texas (DB-MAT) promotes and improves the quality of life for deaf-blind multi-handicapped, deaf multi-handicapped, and blind multi-handicapped Texans.
Texas Health and Human Services’ Office of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services (DHHS) is the center for awareness and education on deaf and hard of hearing issues and services in Texas. Together as a partner advocate, DHHS works with those who are deaf or hard of hearing to eliminate societal and communication barriers and improve equal access.
The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) provides information and resources on hearing loss. They also provide support and advocacy for people dealing with hearing loss. There are eight chapters in Texas. Use the Find A Chapter feature to locate the one closest to you.
Imagination Texas is a non-profit organization bringing fine arts to students and teachers in schools or with special programs. Annually, they host a special weekend for deaf and hard of hearing students in Texas to gather together and learn about different types of arts from professional deaf artists.
The academy advocates for excellence in audiology services for audiologists and individuals with auditory and balance disorders. They offer standards of practice and conduct and educational programs for audiologists and the public. A directory for finding an audiologist is available.
A state association, Texas Association of the Deaf aims to preserve, protect, and promote the civil, human, and linguistic rights of deaf and hard of hearing people of all ages in Texas. The scope of TAD is broad, ranging from early intervention, education, employment, health care, mental health, technology, communication accessibility, and youth leadership.
Texas Association of Parents and Educators of the Deaf (TAPED) is an association of families, educators, and communities collaborating to ensure excellence, equality, and success for students who are deaf or hard of hearing. They host an annual statewide conference and provide scholarships for high school seniors, interpreters, and teachers pursuing higher education.
An organization focused on supporting individuals and families living with CHARGE syndrome, Texas Chargers board liaisons provide area support for families and an annual retrea
The Texas DeafBlind Project is a program provided by the Texas School for the Blind & Visually Impaired in Austin. Their mission is to support deafblind students from birth through age 22 in educational programs by providing resources or consultations on specialized accommodations and supports.
In collaboration with ESC Region 11, the Statewide Outreach Center, and stakeholders of the Texas National Agenda Action Committee, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) carries out a comprehensive statewide plan of educational services for students who are deaf or hard of hearing.
Texas Hands & Voices (TX H&V) offers support, information, and resources to families with children who are deaf or hard of hearing. The Guide By Your Side program pairs trained parents of deaf and hard of hearing children with other families to provide mentorship and support as families journey through options in education and communication.
Texas Parent to Parent (TxP2P) utilizes a parent-to-parent network to provide various types of supports and services to Texas families who have children who have disabilities, chronic illness, and/or special health care needs.
Texas’ Region 11 Education Service Center (ESC 11) provides leadership, professional development, consultation and technical assistance through the statewide ESC network for deaf and hard of hearing, including regional day school programs for the deaf (RDSPD) and local school districts.
TSID works to promote the quality of the interpreting profession in Texas through training, mentoring, and other networking opportunities. Workshops and links to interpreting training programs are available.
The Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Association (TSHA) is a professional membership organization for speech-language pathologists (SLPs), audiologists, and individuals with speech or hearing disorders (consumers). Continuing education, publications, and conventions provide professionals working with the latest on the field of speech, language, and communication.