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.

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    August Council Meeting Wrap-Up

    During TCDD’s August Council and Committee Meetings, the Council funded new innovative projects, learned about current disability-related issues, and developed priorities for the upcoming legislative session.


    RFP: New Initiatives

    TCDD issued an RFP to fund up to three projects to develop new initiatives that will improve the lives of people with I/DD in Texas. The deadline to submit a proposal is October 26, 2018.


    TCDD Seeks Web Administrator

    TCDD is hiring a Web Administrator to coordinate agency websites, develop print and digital assets, and ensure agency assets are accessible. This position will be located at the TCDD office in Austin, Texas.

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.