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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.

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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.

People First Language

TCDD Sunset Update

On Saturday, May 23, 2015, Governor Greg Abbott signed the TCDD Sunset bill into law. The bill, HB 1679, reauthorizes the continuation of TCDD until 2027. The mission and performance of TCDD were under review as required under the Texas Sunset Act.

Sunset Review



Latest News and Features

Read the most recent TCDD news and information.

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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.