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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

Public Policy Positions Open

TCDD is hiring a Public Policy Director and a Public Policy Specialist to advance the public policy and legislative advocacy activities of the Council. The positions are based in Austin, Texas.


News and Information

Read more TCDD news and information blog posts.

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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.