WELCOME TO THE TEXAS COUNCIL FOR DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES
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.
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.
To keep disability advocates informed during the 86th Texas Legislature, TCDD provided weekly updates and highlighted noteworthy bills that went through the legislative process.
News and Information
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Marczynski joins TCDD after a seven-year career as a newspaper reporter and editor. In his role, he develops content to raise awareness about the Council’s impact and inform disability advocates.
During its November meetings, the Council funded new innovative projects, discussed plans to address various disability-related issues, and provided input on disability services in Texas.
In her role at TCDD, Rochford develops content that promotes the Council’s impact and informs disability advocates. She is originally from El Paso and graduated from Emerson College in Boston.
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.