The Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities (TCDD) is monitoring the COVID-19 situation and evaluating how it could impact Texans with developmental disabilities (DD).
As the situation unfolds, disability-related organizations and government agencies are responding by providing information, resources, and guidance. COVID-19 information and resources that may be useful for self-advocates, families, and disability advocates will be shared on our website and through our social media channels.
We will feature information and resources for the categories listed below.
To access the information and resources, or to share your story, see the resources below:
includes information about phases of vaccine eligibility, where people with disabilities can get vaccinated, and the timeline for vaccine rollout in Texas. This section also includes considerations for direct-support professionals and vaccine providers to help provide the support that people with disabilities may need when they receive vaccines.
Individuals and Families
includes information about COVID-19 and how it could impact people with disabilities. This section also features resources designed to increase awareness and understanding of COVID-19, as well as resources about how to adjust to the situation and how to support others.
includes information about the efforts being undertaken to engage decision-makers on issues related to COVID-19. In this section, you’ll find information from organizations both in and outside of Texas, including how you can subscribe to receive their updates and advocate for the issues that are important to you.
includes information from state and federal government agencies. These agencies either oversee public health efforts, or they oversee the provision of services and supports for people with disabilities. Information could include data related to COVID-19, guidance for service providers, or updates to policies.
Texas COVID Stories
are being collected from self-advocates and family members of people with disabilities from across Texas. We are conducting this short survey to better understand how COVID-19 is impacting the lives of Texans with disabilities and their family members. The stories and information you provide may be used to inform legislators, state agency administrators, and other leaders so they understand how their decisions could impact you.
Other Texas Organizations
There are a number of disability-related organizations in Texas that are sharing information and resources related to COVID-19. Below you’ll find links to their COVID-19 webpages and links to subscribe to receive their emails.