Parent and Community Resources
In an effort to support families seeking additional resources, we have compiled a list of community agencies to assist NEISD families.
Brighton - Brighton Center provides family & community education and developmental services to children with disabilities or delays empowering them to achieve their individual potential making them successful in every community.
Texas Early Hearing Detection & Intervention - TEHDI is dedicated to ensuring that newborns and young children are identified as early as possible if they are deaf or hard of hearing. Our goal is to provide appropriate intervention services in order to prevent delays in vocabulary, communication and cognitive skills development.
Crossroads - We are committed to being the “crossroads” where support, information, and resources converge for Texas deaf and hard of hearing students, their families, and the professionals who serve them.
Family Signs - A program offered through the Educational Resource Center on Deafness at Texas School for the Deaf. Family Signs offers free, online American Sign Language (ASL) or Signing Exact English (SEE) classes for parents/guardians of deaf and hard of hearing students in Texas. Our goal is to improve family communication.
Hands and Voices - 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. Our outreach activities, parent/professional/community collaboration, and advocacy efforts are focused on enabling Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing children to reach their highest potential.
Texas School for the Deaf - Texas School for the Deaf, a place where students who are deaf or hard of hearing including those with additional disabilities, have the opportunity to learn, grow and belong in a culture that optimizes individual potential and provides accessible language and communication across the curriculum.
Communication Axess Ability Group - CAAG provides advocacy & self-empowerment training, sensitivity training, communication strategies, assistive technology for the workplace/home, Deaf resource specialists and interpreting services.
Texas Health and Human Services (Formerly serviced by DARS) - The Division for Rehabilitative Services, Office for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services (DHHS) works in partnership with people who are deaf or hard of hearing to eliminate societal and communication barriers to improve equal access for people who are deaf or hard of hearing. DHHS advocates for people of all ages who are deaf or hard of hearing to enable them to express their freedoms, participate in society to their individual potential, and reduce their isolation regardless of location, socioeconomic status, or degree of disability.
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Transition Resources for Texas - There is a wealth of transition information, resources, strategies, and events provided for parents, students, and professionals. (Transition from High School to work, post-secondary education, and life.
Deaf Resource Library - It is a virtual library - an online collection of reference material and links intended to educate and inform people about Deaf cultures in Japan and the United States; as well as deaf and hard of hearing related topics.
Captioned Media - The web site is to learn how we are living our mission to promote and provide equal access to communication and learning for students who are blind, visually impaired, deaf, hard of hearing, or deaf-blind.