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About the OCDD State and Regional Advisory Committees

Mission of the State Advisory Committee

The State Advisory Committee, established by legislative act, ensures public input in an advisory capacity in the development and implementation of policies, procedures, and the allocation of resources to the Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities.  This input shall be derived from communication with, but not limited to, individuals with disabilities and their families and other concerned groups or individuals.

Function and Responsibility of the State Advisory Committee

The State Advisory Committee shall promote the coordination among the office, human service authorities and districts, and state and regional advisory committees.   The State Advisory Committee shall promote responsiveness by the office to input from persons who receive developmental disabilities services and family members and providers regarding the delivery of services.  The State Advisory Committee shall provide public input into the state planning process.  It shall review and comment on regulations proposed by the Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities.

The State Advisory Committee shall coordinate with all regional advisory committees and shall use information provided by the regional advisory committees to make recommendations to the State Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities concerning issues and concerns of all Louisiana Citizens with Developmental Disabilities. For more information please email

State and Regional Advisory Committee Members

To see a list of the OCDD regional & state advisory comittee members that provide input into planning and policy proposals who represent the state's nine service regions/human service districts/authories, please click HERE.

Meeting Announcements

Listed below are the meeting dates for the State Advisory Committee. All meetings are held from noon to 3:30 p.m. Stakeholders will receive an email notification a couple weeks in advance of the meeting with details regarding the meeting location along with teleconference call-in information.

March 12, 2014
May 14, 2014
July 9, 2014
September 10, 2014
November 12, 2014
January 14, 2015

To view previous meeting minutes, click HERE.