A developmental disability means either:
A severe, chronic disability of a person that
A substantial developmental delay or specific congenital or acquired condition in a person from birth through age nine; who, without support and services, has a high probability of resulting in those criteria listed above later in life that may be considered to be a developmental disability.
This information serves as a guideline. If you believe you or a member of your family may meet these criteria and need services, please contact us for additional information.
Children’s Choice Waiver offers supplemental support to children through age 18 who currently live at home with their families or with a foster family.
New Opportunities Waiver offers people age 3 and older who otherwise would require the level of care of an Intermediate Care Facility for the Developmentally Disabled (ICFs/DD) services that allow them to remain in their communities. Services are based on the need of the recipient and are developed using a person-centered process to formulate an individualized plan.
Supports Waiver offers focused, individualized vocational services to people age 18 and older who otherwise would require the level of care of an Intermediate Care Facility for the Developmentally Disabled (ICFs/DD).
Residential Options Waiver offers people of all ages services designed to support them to move from ICFs/DD and nursing facilities to community-based settings, and to serve as an alternative to institutionalization.
Flexible Family Funds provides monthly stipends to families of eligible children with severe or profound developmental disabilities from birth to age 18 to help their families meet extraordinary costs. These subsidies are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.
Individual and Family Support provides assistance not available from any other resource that will allow people with developmental disabilities to live in their own homes or with their families in their own community.
NEDHSA Women & Children’s Clinic
Monroe, LA 71201
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Thursday 8:00 am-5:30 pm Fridays 8:00 am - 4:30pm
(Developmental Disabilities Application Center)
(Addiction & Mental Health Clinic)
If you want to learn more about eligibility, NEDHSA staff will assist you with assessment, planning and/or referrals for services. Please call 1-800-256-2522.