What We Do
Children who are born deaf or hard of hearing are also born with the same innate ability for language acquisition and learning as hearing children. Therefore, providing them with an education specific to their needs can resolve the biggest challenge they face: the potential for lack of access to language, communication, and human connection. When introduced to language, children who are deaf or hard of hearing have the opportunity to reach their own unique linguistic capability, as well as their individual academic and social-emotional potential.
Because TSD provides such an education to the deaf and hard-of-hearing children of Texas, TSD Foundation works to raise awareness of the important work TSD does and to raise funds that help bridge the gap between monies allocated biennially to TSD by the Texas legislature, and what is actually needed to provide such excellence in education.
Our Funding Priorities
Other Projects that We Have Supported
In addition to providing funds to TSD that enhance these five key program areas, we also provide Faculty/Staff Grants directly to teachers and staff members to support and encourage innovative teaching initiatives, as well as awards to graduating seniors and scholarships for students in need, making it possible for them to attend summer enrichment programs and youth leadership camps at TSD.
Won’t you join us in our mission? Your generous support will help to ensure that all deaf and hard-of-hearing children of Texas are given the opportunity to LEARN, GROW, and BELONG. See below to learn about our impact and click here to find out how you can help.
Good News: TSD Projects and Programs
- Broadly expanded the robotics program to serve all grade levels
- 45 grants awarded to TSD teachers and outreach faculty for innovative projects
- 40 iPads purchased for the middle school and students with special needs in all grade levels
- 35 students in need of financial assistance received 50% reduced tuition to TSD Summer Educational Programs
- 10 parents were provided two semesters of sign language instruction