Welcome to the Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities Website
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.
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.
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.
News and Information
Read more TCDD news and information blog posts.
TCDD issued an RFP to fund one local self-advocacy organization to provide leadership development and advocacy skills training. The deadline to submit a proposal is March 16, 2018. Continue Reading RFP: Leadership and Advocacy Training by Local Self-Advocacy Groups
TCDD reviewed over 300 interim charges and identified the top seven that could impact people with disabilities and their families. Find out which interim charges could affect you. Continue Reading Top 7 Interim Charges
Disability Rights Texas (DRTx) wants to know what matters to you. By providing your feedback in their brief Community Survey, you can help DRTx determine what services to prioritize. Continue Reading Tell Disability Rights Texas What Matters to You
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.