The mission of the Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities (TCDD) is to create change so that all people with disabilities are fully included in their communities and exercise control over their own lives.

Guiding Principles

All Council activities should be in alignment with the mission statement and demonstrate

  • commitment to self-determination for individuals with disabilities and their families;
  • effort to ensure that people from diverse cultures and disabilities are represented in all activities;
  • best practices in the development and provision of services and supports, including an emphasis on measurable goals; and
  • collaboration between the Council, grantees, advocacy organizations and other groups — including non-traditional partners — in activities that are consistent with the mission.


The Arc of El Paso was awarded an Outreach & Development grant from TCDD in 2013.  This website was funded by the grant.  TCDD awards funds provided by the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, US Department of Health & Human Services.  Funding statement:  $10,000 (90%) federal funding; and $1,111 (10%) non-federal, local funding.

For more information:

Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities
6201 E. Oltorf, Suite 600
Austin, TX 78741-7509
Phone: (512) 437-5432
Toll Free: (800) 262-0334
Fax: (512) 437-5434