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.

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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.

People First Language

Texas Legislature

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

Read more TCDD news and information blog posts.

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    TCDD Seeks Grants Management Director

    The senior-level position will oversee the monitoring of the Council’s grant projects. This position will be located at the TCDD office in Austin, Texas.


    RFP: TCDD Policy Fellows

    TCDD issued an RFP to fund TCDD Policy Fellows who will serve as the next generation of disability policy professionals. The deadline to submit a proposal is Dec. 6, 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.