Councils & Advisory Committees
- About Texas Council on Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders
- Council Members
The Texas Council on Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders (TCAPDD) was established by legislation in 1987 that added Chapter 114 to the Human Resources Code. Its mission is to advise and make recommendations to state agencies and the state Legislature to ensure that the needs of persons of all ages with autism and other pervasive developmental disorders and their families are addressed and that all available resources are coordinated to meet those needs.
The Governor-appointed Texas Council for Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders (TCAPDD) will be abolished effective September 1, 2016. In its place the Texas Autism Council will be established. The new Texas Autism Council will advise and make recommendations to the Executive Commissioner of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC). Dates for future meetings of the Texas Autism Council have not been determined. Council meeting dates will be published in accordance with the requirements of the Texas Open Meetings Act.
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Texas Autism Research and Resource Center
Required by House Bill 1574 (81st Legislature, Regular Session, 2009), the Texas Autism Research and Resource Center launched its website in February 2011. For more information contact the Office of Autism Services.
Texas State Plan for Autism Services
The Council continues to work with agencies to implement the 2010-2014 Texas State Plan for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (PDF format). For more information, contact the Office of Autism Services.
For more information, contact:
Texas Council on Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders
4800 North Lamar Blvd.
Austin, Texas 78756
1-800-628-5115 (DARS Inquiries Line)
If you would like to receive occasional e-mail updates from the TCAPDD that may not appear on this website, e-mail TCAPDD.