• San Marcos Conference Center
    Statewide Conference of Education

    of the Deaf / Hard of Hearing 2016


    July 18 - 20, 2016
  • SWCED 2016
    Igniting the flame within:

    the pursuit of student success

    July 18 - 20, 2016

Statewide Conference for Education of the Deaf / Hard of Hearing

July 18 - 20, 2016

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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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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