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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

August Council Meeting

TCDD is holding the quarterly Council and Committee Meetings August 5–7, 2015 at the Embassy Suites San Marcos Hotel. The meeting schedule, agendas and materials are available on the 2015 Council and Committee Meetings webpage.

2015 Council Meetings



News and Features

Read more of TCDD news and information blog posts.

News and Features

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.