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


Tuesday Topic discussions

TT Discussion.jpgTuesday Topics are a monthly occurrence (the first Tuesday of every month at 8 PM/CST)- so parents can have a place to chat and “hang” and ask questions, without needing to hire a babysitter or getting dressed up. Each month we focus on a different aspect of raising deaf/hh children. Our GBYS Guides, board members and others in the community join in to help answer questions and offer resources. If you have requests for future topics, please send them to us here, at office@txhv.org or IM us!  Past TTs are archived on this page in the right hand column.


Upcoming Trainings:

check back soon! and visit our calendar for events in your area 


There will be THREE P.A.U.S.E. RETREATS to choose from in 2017!   

Wimberley Feb 10/11

DFW  April 28/29

El Paso (presented in Spanish)  May 6


ONLINE Trainings:

2015 Parent Video Training Series 

Ed_advocacy_index.jpgAssessments & Evaluations for Deaf/Hard of Hearing Students is a two part Parent Training Video Series brought to you in 2015 by Texas Hands & Voices/GBYS with support and funding from the Educational Resource Center on Deafness (ERCOD) and Education Service Center (ESC) Region 11. This video series is based on chapter 5 of the Hands & Voices Guidebook – Educational Advocacy for Students Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. 

These videos include ASL interpreting, English and Spanish captioning.  


PAST Presentations:


scales 200.jpg2016 SWCED legislation presentation


Fruitcake_or_Friend_kjb_edits_7-27.jpg8/12  How Parents Can Create Successful Partnerships with Their Child’s School - Fruitcake or Friend?










feb13webinar.png2/5/13  Planning for Life After High School  ppt                   Planificar para la vida después de preparatoria

2/5/13   Transcript                                Q&A


 RECORDING on Vimeo - note this is a large file, there may be  a long loading time!





IEP_is_Not_a_Four_Letter_Word_Final_002.jpg5/7/2013 IEP is not a Four Letter Word: Making a Smooth Transition into the IEP


5/7/2013 Transcript          Q&A

5/7/2013 attachments




1   Plan for Your Child IFSP
2   IFSP vs IEP
3   ECI Transition Timelines
4   H&V IEP Checklist
5   Self Advocacy Checklist
6   Deaf Child Bill of Rights
7   What Parents Need to Know
8   Placement Considerations Preschool
9   Placement Considerations K-12
10 Preschool Evaluation Chart  
11  PEI Form





stay tuned for more!