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Traumatic Head & Spinal Cord Injury Trust Fund Program
Louisiana’s Traumatic Head & Spinal Cord Injury Trust Fund Program provides services in a flexible, individualized manner to Louisiana citizens with traumatic head or traumatic spinal cord injuries. The program enables individuals to return to a reasonable level of functioning and independent living in their communities.
Louisiana’s Family To Family Health Information Center
For Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs and Their Families Ages 0-26
In order to serve you right in your own backyard, Bayou Land Families Helping Families has partnered with Families Helping Families Resource Centers across the state to bringing you Louisiana’s Family to Family Health Information Center.
Disability Rights Louisiana (DRLA) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that protects and advocates for the human and legal rights of people with disabilities of all ages across our state.
TEFRA Act 421 Children’s Medicaid Option
Act 421 of the 2019 Regular Legislative Session tasked the Louisiana Department of Health with starting a program that lets certain children with disabilities receive Medicaid coverage, even if their parents earn too much money to qualify for Medicaid.
Social Security pays disability benefits to you and certain members of your family if you have worked long enough and have a medical condition that has prevented you from working or is expected to prevent you from working for at least 12 months or end in death.
Medicaid provides medical benefits to low-income individuals and families. Although the federal government establishes the general rules for Medicaid, specific requirements are established by each state. In Louisiana, over a million residents receive health care coverage through Medicaid, most of whom are children under 19. The Louisiana Medicaid Program operates within the Louisiana Department of Health.
The search tool on this website will help you find medical providers that are currently active in the Louisiana Medicaid program. An “active” provider is one that has received at least one paid visit within the last six months.
The Louisiana Developmental Disabilities Council is made up of people from every region of the state who are appointed by the governor to develop and implement a five year plan to address the needs of persons with disabilities. Membership includes persons with developmental disabilities, parents, advocates, professionals, and representatives from public and private agencies.
LDH Office for Citizens with Development Disabilities
The Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities (OCDD) serves as the Single Point of Entry (SPOE) into the developmental disabilities services system and oversees public and private residential services and other services for people with developmental disabilities.
OCDD conducts an assessment of people who request services to determine the person’s eligibility for system entry. Eligibility is based on the definition of developmental disability contained in Louisiana R.S. 28:451.1-455.2.
Governor’s Office of Disability Affairs
The Governor’s Office of Disability Affairs (GODA) strives to serve as an informational resource for people with disabilities, their families and the agencies that serve them.