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WELCOME TO THE TEXAS COUNCIL FOR DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES


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.

Learn More about DD

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.

Texas Legislature


News and Information

Read more TCDD news and information blog posts.

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    Texas Legislative News: May 29

    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.


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.