Child Just Diagnosed?

Was your child recently diagnosed with a disability? Do you feel alone? We can help!

Agencies You Should Contact for Help:


Support Group

Once a month, come meet with the D.R.E.A.M.S. Staff, as well as a guest speaker, to discuss different topics that may be of interest to parents of children with special needs under the age of 5 (monitored play time is offered for children).

Donielle Watkins




Acadiana Area
Human Services District

If your child was recently diagnosed with a disability, please contact the Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities (OCDD) to ensure your child receives all services he/she is eligible for.


Richard Landry
Director of
Developmental Disabilities


Early Steps provides services to families with infants and toddlers who have a medical condition likely to result in a developmental delay. Services are designed to improve the family’s capacity to enhance their child’s development.

Brenda Sharp

Program Manager
Fax: 225-342-8823