"What works for your child is what makes the choice right!"


favicon_sm.jpg Texas Deaf Ed Overview


Texas Project FIRST  www.texasprojectfirst.org


Educational Resource Center on Deafness - Making it easier to find information and resources about educating deaf and hard of hearing children in Texas.


Texas Education Association Deaf Services  http://www.esc11.net   http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/deaf


From TSBVI - What is the Expanded Core Curriculum?  


favicon_sm.jpg Downloadable documents from Hands & Voices to help with IEP/504 planning and more! 

Advocacy Skills for Hard of Hearing Students. PDF from http://www.sdsd.sdbor.edu/ 


ARD Committee Resources for the Texas Assessment Program  http://www.tea.state.tx.us/student.assessment/ard/#grad_req

2015 changes in State Regulations for Special Education in Texas

Classroom Acoustics http://www.classroomhearing.org/acoustics.html 



Transition Planning - planning for life after HS,  life skills, job skills, higher education skills and the tools and trainings necessary to prepare them for that. 

  • starts in middle school for students with class choices and discussions of future goals
  • Student is integral part of planning at age 14 as part of IEP process
  • PepNet 2 has iTransition modules for students

favicon_sm.jpg Life After HS presentation


Student Led IEP

Having your child be involved in some or all of the IEP planning and/or ARD meetings can be beneficial. Here are several links on ways to include your son or daughter effectively and how to know when they are ready for a bigger role in this process.

favicon_sm.jpg Preventing learned helplessness - students and IEPs

A student's Guide to the IEP

TEENS and Technology - in the drivers seat at the IEP

How can my child be involved in the IEP?

Abstract on Student Led IEPs

Planning and Implementation Strategies for Student Led IEPs



favicon_sm.jpg Hands & Voices ASTra 


favicon_sm.jpg Educational Advocacy For Students Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing: 

The Hands & Voices Guidebook


The H&V Guidebook is the essential book for families, advocates, and professionals who support the education of children who are deaf and hard of hearing. Can also serve as a textbook for students in the field.


  • One - Five Copies at $34.90/ea. includes S&H 
  • Six copies or more at $31.40/ea includes S&H (Reflects 10% discount)
  • 25 copies or more at $29.65/ea includes S&H (Reflects 15% discount)

ORDER ONLINE https://co.clickandpledge.com/advanced/default.aspx?wid=68193

or PRINT FORM http://handsandvoices.org/resources/pubs/Guidebook6-13-13.pdf