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.Learn About DD
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
The 84th Texas Legislature passed significant legislation to advance alternatives to guardianship for people with disabilities, including supported decision-making. The Supported Decision-Making Agreement form is available.Learn About Alternatives
News and Information
Read more TCDD news and information blog posts.More Blog Posts
Texas Partners in Policymaking is an advanced leadership development training program for self-advocates and parents of children with DD. The deadline to apply for the 2017-2018 class is May 1, 2017.
Continue Reading Texas Partners in Policymaking Seeks Applicants
A new easy to use inventory tracking app helped people with IDD completely operate six Papa John’s kitchens at Super Bowl LI. And that’s just the beginning of what may be possible with the i4me app. Continue Reading New App puts People with IDD in Control at Super Bowl
This week, HHSC submitted its Legislative Appropriations Request (LAR) to the Senate Finance Committee. Learn about the exceptional items included in the LAR that may impact people with disabilities. Continue Reading HHSC Submits Exceptional Items to Senate Finance Committee
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.