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Stay informed during the legislative session with regular updates from TCDD. Our public policy team monitors legislative activities that could impact disability-related programs and services in Texas.

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COVID-19 Information

Read information about how you could be impacted by COVID-19, plain language resources, and how to stay up-to-date with legislative activities. This page will be updated as new information and resources become available.

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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.

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    Texas Legislative News: Jan. 11, 2021

    This week, we kick off our legislative updates with a preview of the first days of the session and provide information on our upcoming Disability Policy Academy.

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    Stay Informed This Legislative Session

    The Texas Legislature begins on Jan. 12, 2021. TCDD will provide weekly updates on legislative news and bills that relate to disability issues.

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.