Brazos River

Regional Day School Program for the Deaf

Upcoming Events of the Brazos River RDSPD

** Senior Spotlight - Gage Lockhart**

Thursday, November 7th, 2019-Deaf, Deaf World- Tarrant County College, Trinity River Campus

Friday, November 22nd - Brazos River Secondary Event to Casa Manana in FW

December 3rd - Battle of the Books- Secondary Itinerant Students

December 6th - TCC Sign Language Interpreting Program- Signing Santa Event in Arlington

December 14th- Six Flags Holiday in the Park, Deaf Awareness Day

April 3rd-4th- Imagination Texas, Special Weekend for the Deaf in FW

April 25th- Supporting Your Child's in Emotional Well-Being Workshop Scholarships

Interpreted Casa Manana Plays- Calendar*

Senior Spotlight - Gage Lockhart

Gage Lockhart started in the Brazos River Regional Day School Program as an infant and now he is a graduating senior with high aspirations and a plan to attend Tarleton State University in Stephenville. He enjoys learning about the way things work and is planning to seek a degree in the field of engineering! His favorite class in high school is Culinary and he was recently invited to the National Technical Honor Society. For the past 3 years, Gage has owned his own small business called Gage’s Lawncare. He enjoys volunteering for the city of Mineral Wells and has recently started working at Chicken Express. Taking care of other people is what Gage does best. He is always looking out for other students and finding ways to make everyone smile. This thoughtful, sincere young man is going far!! We are so proud of you, Gage!!!

Deaf Ed ASL 2/3 Class Video- Lauren Tillis-White (Teacher)

We're All Made Of Stars ASL

Texas Health & Human Services Webinars

Certificate of Deafness for Tuition Waiver Program

November 7, 2019, 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. CST

Presented by Rose Aird Minette

Texas Health and Human Services, Office of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services

  • Did you know that students who meet certain criteria can apply to have their tuition waived at state-supported, post-secondary schools in Texas?
  • One of the programs under the Texas HHSC Office of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services (ODHHS) is the Certification of Deafness Tuition Waiver (CODTW) program. Learn more about the program in this online session and how the waiver can benefit you!
  • The presenter, Rose Aird Minette, is a Communication Access Specialist with ODHHS.
  • This webinar is intended for professionals who work with current and prospective students who are deaf or hard of hearing, high school and college students who are deaf or hard of hearing, and parents of deaf and hard of hearing students.

Understanding Basic Hearing Tests

Understanding Basic Hearing Tests

November 14, 2019, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. CST

Presented by Rose Aird Minette

This webinar will help participants understand basic hearing diagnostics for people who are deaf or hard of hearing. Additionally, participants should become more confident discussing these test results with others.

Important Legislative Information- Senate Bill 976: The Samuel Allen Law


Senate Bill 976, also called the Samuel Allen Law, was passed into law on June 10, 2019. Named after and pushed by a Texas A&M-San Antonio graduate with Asperger's syndrome, the bill allows drivers with communication disorders such as deafness, autism, and intellectual disabilities to indicate it on documentation.


If you or someone you know has a disability or a communication difference that could impede effective communication with an officer, please register the vehicle with the Department of Motor Vehicles by completing this FORM.


For more information, please watch this VIDEO. The video is signed, and there is a written transcript below the video.

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Casa Manana Children's Theater Performances

Casa Manana Theater in Fort Worth offers School Morning Matinees at 10:30 a.m. With advance notice, sign language interpreters from the Tarrant County College Interpreter Training Program can be provided for these matinees. If your school or program would like to participate, please complete and submit the School Morning Matinee Reservation Form below.


In addition, there will be a public evening performance of each show with sign language interpreters provided. Please see the schedule below.


Casa Manana School Morning Matinee Reservation Form

2019-2020 Children's Shows Descriptions for Schools and Groups

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Deaf Awareness Day- Six Flags Holiday in the Park

Click here to get a copy of the form to fill out in order to get your reduced price tickets. Deaf Awareness Day is Saturday, December 14th.

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Texas Hands and Voices: 2020 Parent Training

Supporting Your Child's Social and Emotional Well-Being at Home

Saturday, April 25, 2020

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Fort Bend ISD, Sugarland, TX

$25

Possible Scholarships Available

Printable Flyer in English

Printable Flyer in Spanish

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