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Welcome to the Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities Website

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.

Learn About DD

Guardianship Alternatives

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

November Council Meeting

TCDD is holding the quarterly Council and Committee Meetings November 2–4, 2016 at the Sonesta Bee Cave — Austin. The meeting schedule, agendas and materials are available on the 2016 Council and Committee Meetings webpage.

2016 Council Meetings


News and Information

Read more TCDD news and information blog posts.

More Blog Posts

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.