About Family Weekend Retreat (FWR)

  •                                                   FWR Banner with a photo of a family, FWR logo, and children playing outside. 

    (FWR is going virtual this year!  Visit FWR 2020 for an update)

    Family Weekend Retreat (FWR) is a special weekend in Austin for families with deaf and hard of hearing children hosted by Statewide Outreach Center at Texas School for the Deaf.  This weekend retreat is for Texas families with deaf or hard of hearing children, 6 months-18 years, and their hearing siblings.  Adults will attend educational workshops and learn about the many opportunities for communication and education for deaf and hard of hearing children.  Workshop presenters include a variety of professionals as well as parents and deaf and hard of hearing adults.  There will also be many activities where families can meet each other.  Child, youth and teen care is offered in a 'camp-like' atmosphere supervised by qualified staff.