Regional Day School Program for the Deaf
Upcoming Events for the Brazos River RDSPD
- BRRDSPD Monthly Family Meeting January 25th*
- Free Sign Language Classes- Tuesdays-starting January 30th*
- Registration Open for ERCOD Summer Programs-Closes March 1st*
- ESC 11 Transition Fair- For Students, Teachers, and Parents March 5th
- Optimist Communication Contest March 7th at WHS
- Imagination Texas April 6th-7th
- Discovery Retreat April 20-22nd
- Brazos River Family Picnic May 11th- Cherry Park
- Statewide Conference on Education of the D/HH- Grapevine July 10-12th
- *See more Information in this newsletter
- Senior Spotlight featuring Tristen Kent
Brazos River Family Meeting
Thursday, Jan. 25th, 6pm
612 North Rusk Street
STAP is a voucher program that provides financial assistance for assistive technology to Texas residents with communication barriers that interfere with access to the telephone. STAP covers the full cost of most assistive phones and devices (cell phones, tablets, etc.)
Deaf Action Center is sending both Leslie Seggelink, STAP Outreach Specialist and Gema DeLaO, the Hearing Loss Resource Specialist to answer all your questions and sign you up for your voucher.
Must bring one proof of address that could be any of the following: Driver’s License, Utility Bill, or Voter Registration.
Senior Spotlight - Tristen Kent
Tristen Kent lives in Granbury and is a senior at Weatherford High School. He has grown so much since coming to the Brazos River Program when he was less than a year old. As an athlete and Special Olympian he has earned many medals in swimming, bowling and track events. During his sophomore year, while learning job skills with Roo Force, a school program, Tristen was offered a job at Chick Fil A! He continues to be a valued team member there and is expecting to receive even more job offers as he demonstrates hard work and kind hearted customer service in multiple internship opportunities provided by Brazos River RDSPD during his senior year. Tristen enjoys studying weather and history as well as video gaming and time spent with his family. He is saving his income hoping to plan a trip to Hawaii someday! We are so very proud of his hard work and accomplishments!!
ESC 11 Transition Fair Journey to Success.
Are you/your students ready for the "real" world?
Find out at the transition fair for Deaf/hard-of-hearing high school students!
Where? Region 11 Education Service Center
Who? High School D/HH Students, Parents, Educators, & Professionals from Regions 10 and 11 and surrounding regions
Question and answer session with a panel of Deaf adults
- Will I able to support the lifestyle that I desire? Career planning activities with Texas Reality Check
- What does success look like?
- What help is available after high school?
- What is my digital footprint?
- What education do I need after high school in order to accomplish my goals?
Community resources representatives
Technology and social media information
Mock-interviews (for seniors only)