By now, many of you have returned to the bustling school day routine. While teaching and learning experiences vary, one thing is showing itself to be a common denominator: technology. The internet brings a multitude of resources and support to professionals, families and students across Texas. Resources like ASL storytelling, webinars or lesson plans are available with just a few clicks on our website. Bookmark our website or follow us on social media and you will be sure to have the Statewide Outreach Center at your fingertips.
Join the Statewide Outreach Center’s second annual ASL Expressions - with a twist! This virtual event will be showcased via Facebook and YouTube Live, with a lineup featuring a dazzling array of performers - adults and children alike - demonstrating the beauty of American Sign Language and Deaf Culture. Join us September 24 with emcee, Crystal Kelley Schwartz.
Deaf or Hard of Hearing Parent Advisor Virtual Networking Meetings
Exchange strategies and information with a network of Parent Advisors. Meetings are open to professionals working or interested in early intervention. 

Visit our E-Learning Opportunities page for for the upcoming schedule, registration and further details.
Best Practices in Early Intervention for New Deaf or Hard of Hearing Parent Advisors
Online training series for the 2020-2021 school year is now available for new Parent Advisors working with families of children, birth to three. Experienced Parent Advisors are also welcome.

To register, e-mail Mari Hubig, Birth to Three Outreach Specialist for links to participate via Zoom.
Get Support for Your Family
A new legislative bill, Texas House Bill (HB) 548, was passed to support language acquisition of deaf and hard of hearing students, ages birth to eight. For more information on HB548, visit the Texas Education Agency website.

A child's success in language is connected to family support. Find support and resources from one of our programs:
Learn from New Video Resources
Find the beat with the new Kids Sign videos. These fun, educational videos cover a wide range of topics, including farm animals, transportation, colors and so much more. It will make you dance. Voice and caption are available. Support young children’s love for learning language and vocabulary! 
A Very Muddy Lesson Plan. With the hot weather lately, we're all dreaming about rain and mud! No? Well, our new buddies in the book "Fun in the Mud" sure think playing in the mud is quite fun. Enjoy this cute story about friends, imparting a lesson in sharing, and best of all, MUD! Be sure to also check out the lesson plan with extensive activities to continue the fun!
Community News
Aid the Silent 5K Run/Walk

Proceeds provide financial assistance to deaf and hard of hearing children and teens.

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Find Us in Described and Captioned Media Program

Can't access our ASL Storytelling videos on YouTube? They are available via the Described and Captioned Media Program now. Creating your own account is free and easy for anyone.

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