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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.
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.
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.
News and Information
Read more TCDD news and information blog posts.
HB 1139 would eliminate the death penalty for people with intellectual disabilities. The bill was authored by Rep. Senfronia Thompson.
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.
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.