OCDD-Office for Citizens w/ Developmental Disabilities
214 Jefferson Street, Suite 301 Lafayette LA
Lafayette Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities is the regional office serving Vermilion, Iberia, St. Landry, Lafayette, St. Martin, Acadia and Evangeline Parishes. OCDD ‘s goal is to support and promote the development, independence, and dignity of persons with developmental disabilities through qualitative individualized services and programs. A developmental disability is a severe, chronic disability, other than a disability solely caused by mental illness, that first appears before a person reaches the age of 22, is likely to continue indefinitely, and causes substantial limitations in three or more of the following areas of major life activity: self-care, language, learning, mobility, self-direction, and capacity for independent living. Some of the conditions that may result in a developmental disability are: Mental Retardation, Cerebral Palsy, Epilepsy, Autism, Traumatic Brain Injury, Spina Bifida, Prader-Willi and Down Syndrome. There are many other conditions, some quite rare, which result in a developmental disability. Services include diagnosis and evaluation, case management, referral, adult day programming, supported work, supervised apartments, group homes, infant intervention services, family subsidy grants, substitute family care, respite services, waiver services and personal care attendants.
Contact Name: Richard Landry
Cost of Services: None
Eligibility Requirements: Person must have a developmental disability and onset must be before 21 years of age and is likely to continue indefinitely