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Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities Partners

Directory of Community Resources

  • This is a community maintainted directory that allows you to search by zip code and key word. 

Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities

  • The Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities helps people with developmental disabilities achieve their potential for independence, productivity and integration into their communities by working to develop a comprehensive system of service and supports in Texas.

A&M The Center on Disability and Development

  • The work of the Center on Disability and Development at Texas A&M University is focused on promoting inclusive and diverse schools and communities, improving education and quality of life outcomes, and creating better lives for people with disabilities and their families through education, research, and service.

Past Projects


  • The TRELLIS (Transition Research Excellence for Life Long Independence with Supports) project is an interdisciplinary research, training, and clinical practice site for students at the University of Texas. 

Research and Education on Disability and Disaster

  • A project commited to facilitate better awareness and knowledge of how to support people with disabilities before, during, and after disaster events.

Partners in Research

  • Partners in Research is an innovative program designed to empower adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) to become active stakeholders in health research. 

Texas Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Alliance

  • The Texas FASD Alliance is a group of committed individuals and organizational representatives who are focused on addressing FASD in Texas through education, research, and public policy.