Bayou Land Families Helping Families works with South Central Louisiana Human Services Authority- Developmental Disabilities (SCLHSA-DD) to serve individuals and families with developmental disabilities in our community. Once a family is referred to SCLHSA-DD, there is still a wait for services. While waiting, our DD Services Liaison helps families to navigate the DD Services System through referral, education, and peer-to-peer support and to let them know that they are not alone.
What Are Developmental Disability Services?
The South Central Louisiana Human Services Authority describes DD services as:
The SCLHSA Developmental Disabilities (DD) program’s core services act as the Single Point of Entry (SPOE) into the DD services system and providing support coordination. Specifically, DD oversees public and private residential services and other supports and services for people with disabilities. Support coordination services to individuals and their families are provided through DD and other available resources. Staff members assess the needs for support and services, develop individual plans of support, make applicable referrals, and provide ongoing coordination for the client’s support plans.
Targeted services are centered on Home and Community-Based Services Waiver programs and based on federal criteria and allows services to be provided in a home or community-based settings for the recipient who would otherwise require institutional care. The SCLHSA partners with other agencies to assess and provide for the needs of individuals with developmental disabilities such as the regional courts, Adult Protection and Elderly Protection Services, OCS Child Protection, and various other state and community based agencies. …continue reading on sclhsa.org
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