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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 Self-Evaluation Report

Under state law, the Sunset Advisory Commission regularly reviews about 150 state agencies including the Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities. The self-evaluation is step one in the process.

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.