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.
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.
TCDD issued an RFP for a project to establish at least 30 Next Chapter Book Clubs (NCBCs) in Texas. NCBCs are local book clubs for people with DD. The deadline to submit a proposal is May 18, 2018. Continue Reading RFP: Next Chapter Book Clubs
TCDD is hiring a Public Policy Specialist to perform complex public policy and legislative advocacy activities. This position will be located at the TCDD office in Austin, Texas. Continue Reading Public Policy Specialist Position Open
TCDD is hiring a Public Policy Director to direct the overall public policy activities of the Council. This position will be located at the TCDD office in Austin, Texas. Continue Reading TCDD Seeks Public Policy Director
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.