Louisiana has a network of offices that have services for people with developmental disabilities.
Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities (OCDD)
The department that runs Louisiana's programs for people with developmental disabilities
Human Services District (or Authority) (HSD/HSA)
The local office that connects you with OCDD services, including Medicaid Waivers
Capital Area HSD: (225) 925-1910
What services do they offer?
Flexible Family Funds
Individual and FamilySupport
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The Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities (OCDD) offers these services for children and their families:
EarlySteps - Support for children from 0-3. (We described this earlier in the Guide if you said your child was under 3.)
Medicaid Waivers - Also called Home and community-Based Services. (See a few slides back.)
Flexible Family Funds - Monthly stipends (payments) for families with children who have severe developmental delays. Ask about this to see if your family qualifies.
Individual and FamilySupport - If you are not getting any other services, you may be able to get some through this program. It can include things like:
Respite care: having a qualified professional care for your child for a period of time to give you a break
Hiring a Personal Care Attendant (PCA)for a few hours per week to help you care for your child's daily needs like bathing, dressing, eating, etc.
Equipment, supplies or specialized nutrition that your child needs because of their condition
Source: Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities
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Sources: LDH, OCDD