Councils & Advisory Committees


Texas Council on Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders banner

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.

Next Meeting

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.

Recent Meeting Minutes:

June 13, 2016
March 16, 2016
December 9, 2015
August 12, 2015
April 8, 2015
February 18, 2015
December 12, 2014
Archive of Minutes since Jan. 2011

Recent Meeting Agendas:

June 13, 2016
March 16, 2016
December 9, 2015
August 12, 2015
April 8, 2015
February 18, 2015
Archive of Agendas since Jan. 2011


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.
MC 1411
Austin, Texas 78756
AutismServices@dars.state.tx.us
1-800-628-5115 (DARS Inquiries Line)

E-mail updates

If you would like to receive occasional e-mail updates from the TCAPDD that may not appear on this website, e-mail TCAPDD.