Regional Day School for Deaf

  • For the 2021-2022 school year, we have deaf education classrooms on 3 campuses:

    • Porter Elementary
    • Smithfield Middle School
    • Birdville High School

    We have 9 Classroom Teachers,1 Speech Therapist, 1 Itinerant Teacher,  Educational Assistants, and 1 Parent Advisor for infants 0-3 who are served in their homes. For infant 0-3 information, contact Mary Sue Blackwell at (817) 547-3717 or email marysueblackwell@birdvilleschools.net.

    Mission Statement:

    The Birdville Regional Day School Program for the Deaf (BRDSPD) acknowledges that students who are deaf and hard-of-hearing belong to a group that is culturally and linguistically diverse.  We believe that children who are hearing impaired have an innate need to communicate and be academically challenged.  The program agrees that each student's unique communication mode is respected, used, and developed (in alignment with TEC §29.303) in order to become successful participants in society.  We embrace a communication method that works best for each individual child.

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    Welcome to the Statewide Outreach Center

    The resources and expertise of the Texas School for the Deaf are to be shared with students who are deaf and hard of hearing, their families, and professionals anywhere across the state. SOC is the TSD department that provides this outreach. We also work collaboratively with various agencies, family-focused groups, and schools across Texas to provide a network of support, information, and resources for those who need it.

    Some services are provided on the TSD campus, while others are offered in your local areas or even in your home or classroom via video conferencing or online resources.

    SOC programs, information about Deaf Education in Texas, and other related services statewide can be found at www.txdeafed.org – a collection of resources compiled with support from partners.

    Our goals at the Statewide Outreach Center are:

    • To direct you to the appropriate agency, program, service, information, or resource needed to serve deaf and hard of hearing students anywhere in the state.
    • To provide programs and services designed specifically for families and their deaf and hard of hearing children (birth – twenty-two) who attend schools and educational programs throughout Texas.
    • To deliver training for professional development and support.
    • To create resources and materials readily available to you online.
    • To extend access to SOC resources, programs, and services through events in a variety of locations statewide and through technology for video-conferencing opportunities.
    • To collaborate with programs throughout the state to provide the most effective and efficient services.
    • To increase awareness that each deaf and hard-of-hearing student can achieve his/her full potential when provided appropriate educational opportunities.
     
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    See what SOC offers in the chart below:

    Please Contact Us

    We stand by ready to assist you.
    512-462-5329 (phone)     
    512-982-1646 (videophone)  
    512-462-5661 FAX
    Email soc@tsd.state.tx.us
    The statewide Outreach Center is located at the Texas School for the Deaf:
    1102 South Congress, Austin, TX 78704
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