Developmental Disabilities

A developmental disability 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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People First Language

What do you call a person with a disability? A person. People First Language is an objective and respectful way to speak about people with disabilities by emphasizing the person first, rather than the disability.

People First Language

Texas Medicaid Stories

We are conducting a survey to collect stories about how Medicaid impacts people with disabilities and their family members. Information about the Texas Medicaid Stories survey is available in English and Spanish.

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News and Information

Read more TCDD news and information blog posts.

More Blog Posts

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    RFP: Peer Supports Training Program

    TCDD issued an RFP to fund one organization to develop and pilot a peer supports training program. The deadline to submit a proposal is September 7, 2018.

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    RFP: Older Adults with DD and Their Caregivers

    TCDD issued an RFP to fund up to three projects to develop new initiatives to support people with I/DD who are aging and their caregivers. The deadline to submit a proposal is September 7, 2018.

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    RFP: Health and Wellness

    TCDD issued an RFP to fund up to two projects to help people with I/DD improve and/or maintain their health and wellness. The deadline to submit a proposal is September 7, 2018.

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.