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.
TCDD Seeks Grant and Contract Coordinators
TCDD is hiring two Grant and Contract Coordinators to work in Austin, Texas monitoring TCDD’s grant-funded projects and contracts. Deadline to apply: February 1, 2018.
News and Information
Read more TCDD news and information blog posts.
TCDD issued an RFP for an organization to hire a TCDD Policy Fellow to gain an understanding of policy and build skills to promote self-determination. The deadline to submit a proposal is March 16, 2018. Continue Reading RFP: TCDD Policy Fellow
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
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.