TEXAS COUNCIL for
DEVELOPMENTAL
DISABILITIES

Frequently Asked Questions - TCDD

As a resident of Texas, we understand how important it is to easily access the information you need on our site. We have compiled some of our most requested resources below to help you get the information you need.

All Public Information Act requests are to be submitted through our designated state agency, Texas Education Agency (TEA). This is the link to their page: https://tea.texas.gov/about-tea/contact-us/public-information-requests

If you are a resident in Texas, and want to see if you qualify for benefits you may apply here: https://www.yourtexasbenefits.com/Learn/Home

If you need further assistance, please visit https://www.hhs.texas.gov/services or call the HHSC main number: (512) 424-6500.

Laws and resources exist to help protect people with disabilities from being bullied at work. Learn More»

Who are People with Disabilities?

People with disabilities are — first and foremost — people. People with disabilities are people who have individual abilities, interests and needs. For the most part, they are ordinary individuals seeking to live ordinary lives. People with disabilities are moms, dads, sons, daughters, sisters, brothers, friends, neighbors, coworkers, students and teachers.  About 54 million Americans — one out of every five individuals — have a disability. Their contributions enrich our communities and society as they live, work and share their lives. Read More»

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. Read More»

Get connected with your Regional Coordinator to learn more about what is happening in your part of Texas.