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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TCDD issued an RFA for organizations to develop projects that will help reduce the number of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities who are victims of sexual assault. The deadline to apply is March 27, 2020.
Funding is available for one local self-advocacy organization to provide leadership and advocacy skills training. The deadline to apply is March 27, 2020.
Klemm facilitates Texas Partners in Policymaking, an advanced leadership development program for self-advocates and parents of children with disabilities. She joined TCDD on July 15, 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.