What is DD?

A developmental disability (DD) 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

Texas Legislature

To keep disability advocates informed during the 86th Texas Legislature, TCDD provided weekly updates and highlighted noteworthy bills that went through the legislative process.

Texas Legislature

News and Information

Read more TCDD news and information blog posts.

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    TCDD Seeks Regional Coordinators

    TCDD Regional Coordinators will engage communities, support advocates, and expand the reach and impact of the Council. Coordinators will be located in Amarillo, College Station, Corpus Christi, and Dallas.


    Meaningful Day Mini-Grants

    TCDD issued an RFP for Meaningful Day Mini-Grants that aim to build the capacity of service providers so more people with disabilities have access to meaningful employment and community activities. The deadline to submit a proposal is Dec. 31, 2019.

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.