Louisiana has a network of offices that have services for people with developmental disabilities.
Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities (OCDD)
- The department that oversees (runs) state 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
There are HSD offices all over the state.
To find your local office, click on the box below for a map and phone list. Or visit this website to get all the phone numbers and locations: Developmental Disabilities Services Directory. (It will open in a new tab on your screen.)
If your family member needs support for any aspect of daily living, you should connect with these offices and ask for the specific supports they need.
Here's what you can do:
Call your local HSD office.
Tell them about your family member's disability and what kind of services they need in order to live a full life. Be specific and thorough. The intake person you talk to must understand what prevents your family member from taking care of their own needs.
Ask them about Medicaid Waivers and what other services your family member might qualify for.
Sources: LDH, OCDD