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Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services
As part of the dissemination of discretionary funds that TEA receives under IDEA-B for state-level activities, TEA provides grants for statewide leadership networks. The networks address major, thematic topics that are identified as critical technical assistance and support needs for the state. A network is comprised of:
- The grantee who implements the network under TEA's leadership
- Network members (at least 1 from each of the 20 Education Service Centers (ESCs) across the state)
- TEA special education program staff
Many networks also utilize stakeholder or advisory groups in the design and implementation of network activities. Technical assistance, resources, and training from these networks are available to any local education agency (LEA) in the state and are intended to build professional capacity and leverage best practices.
The deaf and hard of hearing state leadership specialists provide leadership, professional development, consultation, and technical assistance to assist Regional Day School Programs for the Deaf (RDSPD), local school districts, charter schools, and the Texas School for the Deaf (TSD) to address the unique needs of students who are deaf or hard of hearing.
For more information, contact Twyla Loftin.
Locate contact information for the deaf and hard of hearing contacts at each of the 20 Education Service Centers and the RDSPD supervisors on the Statewide DHH Locator / Education in Texas / Texas DHH Programs.