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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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Governor Greg Abbott recently appointed nine new members to the Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities. The governor also reappointed 10 members who currently serve on the Council.
The 86th Texas Legislature adjourned on Monday. In this week’s Texas Legislative News, learn about many of the disability-related bills that passed the Legislature and will now be considered by the Governor.
HB 3703 would expand the eligibility guidelines for the Texas Compassionate Use Program. The bill was authored by Rep. Stephanie Klick.
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.