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.
Disability Rights Texas (DRTx) wants to know what matters to you. By providing your feedback in their brief Community Survey, you can help DRTx determine what services to prioritize. Continue Reading Tell Disability Rights Texas What Matters to You
October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). Learn about the resources and ideas available to help you or your organization get involved and raise awareness. Continue Reading NDEAM 2017: Inclusion Drives Innovation
The Texas HireAbility campaign aims to connect job seekers with disabilities with employers and to raise awareness about the benefits of hiring people with disabilities. Continue Reading Get Involved with Texas HireAbility in October
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.