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Resource Centers

The mission of the Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities (OCDD) is OCDD is committed to quality services and supports, information, and opportunities for choice to people of Louisiana with developmental disabilities and their families.  The mission of the OCDD Resource Centers is to collaborate with private providers to assist with identification of support needs, as well as develop activities/interventions/products that improve their abilities to achieve positive outcomes for persons with developmental disabilities. 

The OCDD Resource Centers strive to impact the service system in positive, proactive ways.  The Resource Centers work with service systems to assist in providing more evidence-based, effective, person-centered, and cost-effective services.  Resource Centers increase community capacity, provide leadership, enhance communication and collaboration that would increase the availability of Medical/Behavioral/Allied Health/Dental Supports to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD), their families, providers, professionals and other state agencies.  Resource Centers also serve as a source for training, consultation and technical assistance for people transitioning out of Supports and Services Centers.  Thus, Resource Centers are a principal agent in the implementation of OCDD's cost savings initiatives to assist in building community capacity for people with I/DD.

The vision of the OCDD Resource Centers is to partner with community providers and professionals to offer quality supports and to build a natural community support network for individuals with complex needs, life threatening conditions, and those who pose greater risk to public safety.

Programs developed by the OCDD Resource Centers are guided by OCDD Values and Guiding Principles.

The goal of the OCDD Resource Centers is to have a broad impact in the DD Service System and Louisiana local communities with the following outcomes:

  • Improved health and behavioral health outcomes for DD service recipients
  • Broader availability and accessing of natural support networks in local communities
  • Greater ability of community providers and professionals to support individuals with complex needs
  • Use of technology and innovative treatments that lead to improved support options and greater independence for recipients
  • Local access to innovation and technical assistance

 Directory of Resource Centers

Central LA Resource Center on Developmental Disabilities
Serves Regions 4, 5, and 6

Greater New Orleans Resource Center on Developmental Disabilities
Serves Regions 1, 3, and 10

North Lake Resource Center on Developmental Disabilities
Serves Regions 2 and 9

Northwest LA Resource Center on Developmental Disabilities
Serves Regions 7 and 8