Community Based Services


Emergency Preparedness Information – Developmental Disabilities
If you are an individual receiving OCDD services in Louisiana, an advocate, or a provider needing additional assistance for emergency preparations, please contact the Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities toll-free at 1.866.783.5553.

If you need relocation assistance of a loved one in the waiver services programs or in any public facility can be accessed by calling toll-free 1.866.783.5553.

If you are a person with developmental disabilities, an advocate, or a provider needing additional assistance in evacuation and emergency preparedness call toll-free 1.866.783.5553.

Emergency Preparedness:  Best Practices Guidelines for Providers
The purpose of these guidelines is to provide a framework whereby individual providers can design emergency preparedness procedures in order to insure the health and safety of people receiving services and supports through their agencies during times of crisis. 
Source:  Louisiana Department of Health, OCDD

Louisiana Department of Health – Developmental Disabilities
Website to The Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities (OCDD) serves as the Single Point of Entry into the developmental disabilities service system. 

Louisiana Department of Health – OCDD Program Brochure
A brochure with brief descriptions of all OCDD programs offered in Louisiana. To apply for services, contact the Human Service District or Authority in your region from the list below.
Source:  Louisiana Department of Health 

Louisiana Department of Health – Regional Human Services Districts and Authorities:

My Place Louisiana
The Money Follows the Person (MFP) Rebalancing Demonstration is a Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) grant designed to help states try new ways of delivering Medicaid services. In Louisiana the MFP Demonstration is called My Place Louisiana which helps people move from qualified institutions into home and community-based living settings and then follows those individuals for the first year of waiver services to help ensure a successful transition. My Place Louisiana Transition Coordinators work with support coordinator and provider agencies to provide assistance to ensure the health, safety and successful transition of people participating in waivers.

Source:  Louisiana Department of Health, OCDD

Waivers

90-L – Request for Medical Eligibility Determination
The Medical Eligibility Determination Form that needs to be completed by the physician of the individual with developmental disabilities to be considered for or continue to receive waiver services.
Instructions on How to Use Form 

OCDD offers the following waiver services:

  • Children’s Choice Waiver offers supplemental support to children through age 18 who currently live at home with their families or with a foster family.
  • New Opportunities Waiver (NOW) offers people age 3 and older who otherwise would require the level of care of an Intermediate Care Facility for the Developmentally Disabled (ICF’s/DD) services that allow them to remain in their communities. Services are based on the need of the recipient and are developed using a person-centered process to formulate an individualized plan. 
  • Residential Options Waiver offers people of all ages services designed to support them to move from ICF’s/DD and nursing facilities to community based settings, and to serve as an alternative to institutionalization.
  • Supports Waiver offers focused, individualized vocational services to people age 18 and older who otherwise would require the level of care of an Intermediate Care Facility for the Developmentally Disabled (ICF’s/DD).

To apply for any of the above waivers, please contact the Regional Human Services District or Authority that serves your parish. 

Louisiana Department of Health – Regional Human Services Districts and Authorities:

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