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About Summer Programs

As your trusted statewide resource for Deaf Education, the Statewide Outreach Center (SOC) at Texas School for the Deaf (TSD) works collaboratively with partner agencies, family-focused groups and school programs across Texas.  


The SOC carries forth the TSD mission with the aim of improving educational outcomes and opportunities for students who are deaf or hard of hearing, their families and the professionals who work with them.


The SOC’s flagship Summer Programs—now in its 37th year—are designed to foster experiential learning, social skills development, and enjoyment for children, teens and young adults as well as professional development opportunities.


  • For students from ages 3 to 14, Summer Camps are recreational in nature, combining  experiential learning and social skills development. Designed for students of varying skills and interests, these camps focus on building confidence and a sense of personal accomplishment.

  • For students from ages 14 to 22, Teen/Young Adult Programs offer opportunities to explore a variety of activities that build knowledge, skills and abilities – including soft skills – toward the pursuit of career or college dreams for future success.

  • Families will also benefit  from two flagship events: Family Weekend Retreat (FWR) and Communication Skills Workshop (CSW). These summer programs are intensive in nature, providing a continuous stream of resources and strategies for family success.

  • Professionals who work with deaf and hard of hearing children and adults will also benefit from the Communication Skills Workshop (CSW).


The SOC at TSD does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability in the employment or the provision of programs and services.

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