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.
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.
News and Information
Read more TCDD news and information blog posts.
Texas Partners in Policymaking is an advanced leadership development training program for self-advocates and parents of children with DD. The deadline to apply for the 2018 to 2019 class is May 1, 2018.
Continue Reading Texas Partners in Policymaking Seeks Applicants
TCDD encourages organizations to submit proposals and share best practices with other states at the 2018 NACDD Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. The deadline to submit a proposal is February 16, 2018. Continue Reading Present at NACDD’s Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.
TCDD is hiring two Grant and Contract Coordinators to perform advanced grant and contract administration work. These positions are located in Austin, Texas. The deadline to apply is February 12, 2018. Continue Reading TCDD Seeks Grant and Contract Coordinators
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.