OCDD: The Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities

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?

  • EarlySteps

  • Medicaid Waivers

  • 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

  • Family education

Source: Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities


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Sources: LDH, OCDD