September 22 through 26 is National Deaf Awareness Week, and the Texas School for the Deaf (TSD) has a number of events planned to commemorate the week. The school invites the community to share the week of activities and events, and learn more about the school.
Wednesday, Sept. 24, TSD welcomes the Dr. Frank R. Turk, known as “the Father of Deaf Youth of America.” Also on Sept. 24, the school offers tours of its Heritage Center Museum from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 26, the school hosts a varsity football game against Faith Academy at 7 p.m. Also on Sept. 26, the school offers tours of its Heritage Center Museum from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
For 158 years, the Texas School for the Deaf has been the longest, continuously operating school in Texas. Now a leading-edge campus, renowned both nationally and worldwide for excellence, TSD is a model of deaf education – with fully accessible instruction in both English and American Sign Language (ASL).
TSD’s 550+ students are enrolled from all across Texas. TSD students range in age from 18-month-old babies–who attend short days onsite at the campus’s Toddler Learning Center and are visited at home by TSD’s Parent-Infant teachers–to high school students seeking career preparation–in fields such as automotive collision and repair, culinary and fine arts, computer technology and maintenance, small engine repair and welding–to students up to 21 years of age completing work/study programs through TSD’s transitional Access Program.
In addition, the school’s outreach services assist the 7,000+ students who are deaf or hard of hearing in all schools in Texas. With its rich resources, TSD’s skilled staff and highly qualified leaders at its fingertips, ERCOD focuses support to help Texas students and their families achieve success where ever in Texas they may reside, while being a hub of information for educators and all professionals in fields of deaf education.
Visit the school’s website at www.tsd.state.tx.us or visit the campus at 1102 South Congress Avenue.