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.Learn About DD
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
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
News and Information
Read more TCDD news and information blog posts.More Blog Posts
In February, TCDD Council members visited with their legislators at the Texas State Capitol to advocate for important disability-related issues and to offer themselves as a resource. Continue Reading Council Members Visit Legislators
This week, HHSC submitted its exceptional items request to the House Appropriations Committee’s Subcommittee on Article II. Learn about the differences and similarities between this and previous requests. Continue Reading HHSC Submits Exceptional Items to House Appropriations Committee
Texas Partners in Policymaking is an advanced leadership development training program for self-advocates and parents of children with DD. The deadline to apply for the 2017-2018 class is May 1, 2017.
Continue Reading Texas Partners in Policymaking Seeks Applicants
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.