Developmental Disabilities

A developmental disability (DD) is a severe, chronic disability that begins before the person reaches age 22 and is likely to continue throughout one’s life.

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TCDD is Hiring

TCDD is hiring a Communications Coordinator to oversee the development and implementation of TCDD’s public information and marketing efforts. This position is located in Austin, Texas.

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Side-By-Side Texas

Texans of all abilities are encouraged to participate in Side-By-Side Texas, a social media campaign conducted during DD Awareness Month to highlight the importance of inclusion.

Side-By-Side Texas

News and Information

Read more TCDD news and information blog posts.

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    TCDD Bill of the Week: HB 1139

    HB 1139 would eliminate the death penalty for people with intellectual disabilities. The bill was authored by Rep. Senfronia Thompson.


    Texas Legislative News: March 18

    This week, we highlight testimony from Ashley Ford related to competitive wages, and from Linda Logan related to preventing guardianship abuse. The update also includes important hearings to watch.


    TCDD Bill of the Week: SB 31

    SB 31 would establish a guardianship abuse, fraud, and exploitation deterrence program. The bill was authored by Sen. Judith Zaffirini.

The Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities is committed to creating change so that each individual is able to be fully included in their own communities and exercise control over their own lives.