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.
The 84th Texas Legislature passed significant legislation to advance alternatives to guardianship for people with disabilities, including supported decision-making. The Supported Decision-Making Agreement form is available.Learn About Alternatives
News and Information
Read more TCDD news and information blog posts.
TCDD issued an RFP to fund up to three projects to develop and pilot peer supports training programs. The deadline to submit a proposal is November 15, 2017. Continue Reading RFP: Peer Support Specialists for Individuals Living in Institutions
TCDD issued an RFP to fund up to three projects to conduct leadership development and advocacy skills training programs in rural areas. The deadline to submit a proposal is November 15, 2017. Continue Reading RFP for Leadership and Advocacy Training in Rural Areas
TCDD provides translation and interpretation services stipends to reduce linguistic barriers to access services and supports. These stipends may be useful in communities impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Continue Reading Translation and Interpretation Services Stipends Available
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.