The Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities (TCDD) wants to learn what it’s like for self-advocates — individuals with developmental disabilities (DD) — to access services and supports. To learn more about this, we are conducting a survey to identify needs that either are or are not being fulfilled with the current system of services and supports.

The Survey of Adult Self-Advocates covers topics that impact the daily lives of self-advocates in Texas. Topics covered include education, work, seeing friends, going to the doctor, and getting around town. The information provided in this survey will help us better understand what is working well in Texas and what areas need improvement. 

Self-advocates are encouraged to take this survey and to share their perspectives and experience. Also, family members and friends are welcome to help a self-advocate complete the survey. If you are helping a self-advocate complete the survey, please ensure that the responses provided reflect the perspective of the self-advocate, not your own. All mentions of “my” or “you” in the survey are directed to the self-advocate.

This survey is anonymous and individual responses will not be shared publicly.

The deadline to complete the survey is Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020. If you need help completing the survey or need the survey in an alternate format, please contact Evan Marczynski at or 512-437-5442.

This survey is part of the TCDD Listens campaign, which was designed to ensure that self-advocates, family members, and others from around Texas have an opportunity to provide their input on TCDD’s next state plan.
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Part 1 of 5: About You

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* 1. The person filling out this survey is a:

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* 2. Which region of the state do you live in? 
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* 3. Your age:

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* 4. Your gender:

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* 5. Your race or ethnicity: