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Welcome to the Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities Website

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

Guardianship Alternatives

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


TCDD Seeks Grant Specialist

TCDD is accepting applications for its Grant Specialist position until December 1, 2015. The Grant Specialist provides guidance and technical assistance to grantees, oversees project implementation, and coordinates grant management functions.

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News and Information

Read more of TCDD news and information blog posts.

More Blog Posts

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.