Developmental Disabilities Community Services

We’re here for families with special needs.

How can we help?

  • Individual & family supports
  • Personal companion & respite services 
  • Psychological services/positive behavior support
  • Flexible Family Fund
  • Care coordination
  • Supported living services
  • Referrals for immunizations, annual physicals, & affordable primary care for all ages
  • Transition planning for high school graduates
  • Vocational services
  • Waiver services
  • Advocacy
  • Court liaison services
  • Crisis intervention

Did you know?

  • If you suspect a child or adult has a developmental disability, you can contact us to determine eligibility for services. We will complete an assessment and a plan of support and inform you of available services.
  • We can help you plan for your family’s future service needs today.
  • It’s never too early to sign up for support or Waiver services.
  • Interpreting services are available upon request.
  • If your eligible individual’s family situation has changed and you need new support, you can reconnect with JPHSA.
  • In the event of an after-hours emergency, Mobile Crisis Services are available at 504-832-5123


Call 504-838-5424 or email for more information about services and/or supports for someone with a developmental disability.

Monday-Friday | 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

How much does it cost?

Developmental disabilities services and supports are offered without charge.

(Individuals with developmental disabilities who require certain behavioral health services may be assessed fees for those services. When fees are charged, we welcome individuals with Medicaid. If you don’t have Medicaid, we are still dedicated to helping you access the services you need. JPHSA’s sliding fee scale is based on household income and size. Please call 504-838-5424 for more information.)

Developmental Disabilities Regional Advisory Committee (DDRAC)

The Jefferson Parish DDRAC provides public input and makes recommendations to JPHSA’s Developmental Disabilities Community Services division. Quarterly meetings are held on the dates below from 2-4 p.m. Current meeting agendas and minutes are available to the public here.

2024 Meeting Dates

January 23, 2024

April 23, 2024

July 23, 2024

October 22, 2024

Want to serve on the Jefferson Parish DDRAC? Apply by completing this online application form.

Developmental Disabilities Community Calendar

Want to know what’s going on in and around Jefferson Parish? Check out our calendar of events, seminars, camps, meetings, and other I/DD-focused happenings!

View Calendar