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News and Information
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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.
The Texas Legislature begins on Jan. 12, 2021. TCDD will provide weekly updates on legislative news and bills that relate to disability issues.
TxDOT is hosting virtual workshops and seeking input on the public transportation needs of people with disabilities and older adults in rural areas of Texas.
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.