Disability Services

Arc of Louisiana

606 Colonial Drive, Suite G
Baton Rouge, La 70714
(225) 383-1033

Devoted to promoting and improving supports and services for people with developmental disabilities and their families.

Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities

P.O. Box 3117
Baton Rouge, LA 70821-3117
628 N. Fourth St.
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
(225) 342-0095
Toll Free: (866) 783-5553
Fax: (225) 342-8823
Email: OcddInfo@la.gov


Capital Area Human Services District (CAHSD) – Developmental Disabilities

4615 Government Street, Building. 2
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
(225) 925-1910 or 1 (866) 628-2133
Fax: (225) 925-1987
Website: www.cahsd.org

Louisiana Governor’s Advisory Council on Disability Affairs

Governor’s Office of Disability Affairs
P.O. Box 94004
Baton Rouge, LA 70801
(225) 219-7550 (Voice/TTY)
(225) 219-7551 (FAX)
(877) 668-2722 (Toll Free)


Volunteers of America

3949 North Blvd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Phone: (225) 387-0061
Fax: (225) 381-7963


Advocacy Center

8325 Oak Street
New Orleans, LA 70118
Phone: 1.800.960.7705
(Voice or call relay at 711)
The Advocacy Center is Louisiana’s protection and advocacy system. Federal law requires that a protection and advocacy system operate in every state to protect the rights of persons with mental or physical disabilities


Governor’s Office of Disability Affairs

150 Third Street, Suite 129
Baton Rouge, LA 70801
Phone: (225) 219-7550

The Office of Disability Affairs (GODA) was created and designed to address and resolve issues amongst the disability community. GODA strives to encourage and strengthen the coordination of goals and program services among various public and private delivery systems to persons with disabilities throughout the state.


Louisiana Commission for the Deaf

628 N. Fourth Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

Mailing Address:
Department of Health & Hospitals
P. O. Box 629
Baton Rouge, LA 70821-0629


The Louisiana Commission for the Deaf provides accessibility services for persons whom are Deaf, deaf-blind, or have hearing loss or speech impairment to gain equal access to any public or private service.

Louisiana Rehabilitation Services

950 N. 22nd Street
P.O. Box 91297
Baton Rouge, LA 70821-9297
(225) 219-2225
FAX: (225) 219-2942
FAX: (225) 219-4993

Louisiana Rehabilitation Services (LRS) assists persons with disabilities in their desire to obtain or maintain employment and/or achieve independence in their communities by providing vocational rehabilitation services for the blind and those individuals who qualify for independent living programs.

Services include work evaluation and job readiness services; assessment for and provision of assistive technology, such as customized computer interfaces for persons with physical or sensory disabilities; job counseling services, and medical and therapeutic services.


Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals

Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities
628 North 4th Street
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70802

PO Box 3117, Bin #21
Baton Rouge, LA 70821-3117

Phone: (225) 342-0095
Toll-Free: 1-866-783-5553
Fax: (225) 342-8823


The Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities provides supports and services through a variety of locations throughout the state to support the dignity, quality of life and security in the everyday lives of people with developmental disabilities and their families, acting as the Single Point of Entry.

To apply for services, please visit the Human Services District/Authority near you.

Louisiana Developmental Disabilities Council

Post Office Box 3455
626 Main Street, Suite A
Baton Rouge, LA 70821-3455

Louisiana DD Council envisions a system of services and supports in Louisiana which enable individuals with developmental disabilities to exercise self-determination, be independent, productive and integrated and included in all facets of community life. The Council’s mission is to advocate for and support people with developmental disabilities to exercise control over their lives and participate fully in the community. Contact this advocacy organization for information and referral to available resources, supports and services for people with disabilities.

Law Firms


Louisiana Department of Education- (LDOE)- Division of Special Populations

(225) 342-3513

This is an exciting and challenging time for all of us working to ensure that students with disabilities achieve the knowledge and skills necessary to live independent and self-directed lives. Research has shown that the majority of students with disabilities have the ability to meet high standards when provided with specifically designed instruction and support. The Louisiana Department of Education’s mission is to ensure that every child in every school has access to instruction delivered by well-trained teachers who are accountable for the academic success of every child.


LSU Disability Services

(225) 578-5919

Disability Services (DS), in collaboration with other university departments, is committed to providing appropriate auxiliary aids and services for students with disabilities in an effort to ensure their full participation in all activities, programs, and services to the university. DS is dedicated to promoting the self-advocacy of students with disabilities and is committed to working with the LSU administration on the development and revisions of policies and procedures relevant to students with disabilities. DS also serves as a source of disability-related information for the university.

Southern University Office of Disability Services

The Office of Disability Services (ODS), under the auspices of the University Counseling Center, assists students in meeting their unique academic/educational, personal, vocational and social needs that would otherwise prove to be an obstacle to educational pursuits.

This office is committed to the advocacy and promotion of providing accommodations to students with diverse needs and backgrounds, whether on a temporary or permanent basis.   Students must qualify for services as mandated by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and any Amendments.  Additionally, Louisiana State laws are applicable.


National Rehabilitation Information Center- Serving the Nations Disability Community


It is the mission of NIDRR to generate, disseminate and promote new knowledge to improve the options available to individuals with disabilities. The ultimate goal is to allow these individuals to perform their regular activities in the community and to bolster society’s ability to provide full opportunities and appropriate supports for its citizens with disabilities.

Southwest ADA Center Independent Living Research Utilization


The Southwest ADA Center is the Southwest’s leading resource on the Americans with Disabilities Act and related disability rights laws. The Center is part of the ADA National Network funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) of the Department of Education. The Southwest ADA Center serves a wide range of audiences who are interested in or impacted by these laws, including employers, businesses, government agencies, schools and people with disabilities. Expert staff members are available to provide training and publications and to respond to your inquiries via the toll free hotline.