• Hilton DFW Lakes
    Statewide Conference of Education

    of the Deaf / Hard of Hearing 2018


    July 10 - 12, 2018
  • SWCED 2018
    Innovation. Inspiration. Impact.

    July 10 - 12, 2018

Statewide Conference for Education of the Deaf / Hard of Hearing

July 10 - 12, 2018

About The Organization

Our History

The first regional conference was held in a local hotel conference center in the fall of 1976. As the years rolled on more and more personnel from other regions began attending the conference and a decision was made to change the regional conference to one big conference for all personnel working with students who were deaf/hard of hearing in Texas.

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Conference Agenda

We have an amazing line up of speakers at this years conference, including Justin Osmond, who was born with a severe/profound sensorial-neural hearing loss, Windell Smith Jr., otherwise known as Wink, NIC Master, and Neil Glickman to discuss the growing attention to Deaf Mental Health Care. We have created a downloadable agenda guide for you to view.

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Our Awards

The Texas Association of Parents and Educators of the Deaf (T.A.P.E.D.) continually strives to recognize all of the great people and organizations in Texas who give so much to the education of students who are deaf and hard of hearing. These awards were first given in 1990 and are given to individuals/organizations for their contributions to the field of deaf education.

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Our Scholarships

T.A.P.E.D. has a long history of providing scholarships to deserving high school seniors and individuals interested in pursuing degrees in the field of deaf education and interpreting. Since 1985 T.A.P.E.D. has awarded more than $70,000 in scholarships supported by membership dues and fund raising efforts. Click read more to see our list of recipients.

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