Various partnerships made this year's Deaf Awareness Week a success. Throughout the last full week of September, a few businesses partnered with TSD and helped celebrate by offering deals and discounts, such as Jeni's Ice Cream on South Congress, MOD Pizza on Riverside, and BJ's Restaurant in Sunset Valley.
TSD also partnered with Austin Central Public Library to host ASL Expressions, which featured a line-up of performers showcasing their unique artistry incorporating the beauty of sign language through stories, songs, and dance, which are a rich part of Deaf culture and history.
Local news station Fox 7 Austin highlighted the week by interviewing both Superintendent Claire Bugen and Statewide Outreach Center (SOC) Director BobbieBeth Scoggins who addressed misconceptions about the Deaf Community.
Mindy Moore's art class also help commemorate Deaf Awareness Week with a beautiful mural celebrating TSD's superpowers.