Louisiana has a network of offices that have services for people with developmental disabilities or other disabilities.
OCDD: Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities
The department that runs Louisiana's programs for people with developmental disabilities
HSD: Human Services District (or Authority)
The local office that connects you with OCDD services, including Medicaid Waivers
Call them first if your disability started before age 22
OAAS: Office of Aging and Adult Services
The department in charge of services for older adults or those with disabilities
Call them first if your disability started after age 22
If you or your family member needs support for any aspect of daily living, you should connect with these offices and ask for the specific supports you need.
Click on the box below to see how to qualify:
How do you know if you have a Developmental Disability that qualifies for services?
You should qualify if you:
have had this disability before you turned 22 years old
will have this disability for life
have trouble taking care of yourself, talking with others, learning, moving around, etc.
need more care and more services because of your disability
If you cannot live on your own without extra support, you could make a case to qualify.
See the page in the menu to learn more about OAAS Long Term Care Services.
Sources: LDH, OCDD