Human Development Center

Building Capacity, Inspiring Change

Welcome to HDC

Louisiana's University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD)

The Human Development Center (HDC) at LSU Health New Orleans provides leadership and innovation in interdisciplinary education, community service, research, and information dissemination to strengthen and increase the capacity of local communities to support and include individuals with developmental disabilities and their families in all aspects of community life. 


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The Human Development Center building on Tulane Ave.


How can we help you?

The Human Development Center serves as a resource to people with disabilities, families, service providers, educators, and policy-makers.
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Our Services and Programs


Help us build an FASD network in Louisiana

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) is an umbrella term describing the range of effects that can occur in an individual exposed to alcohol in the womb.

We need your help to start an FASD United chapter in Louisiana! By joining us, you will help:

  • Create an advisory board consisting of individuals with FASD, their families, and professionals
  • Raise awareness of FASD
  • Lead engagement and events in the state
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Summer camps for children who are Blind/low-vision, Deaf/Hard of Hearing, or DeafBlind

The Louisiana DeafBlind Project created a list of summer camps available for children in grades PreK-12 who are Blind/low-vision, Deaf/Hard of Hearing, or DeafBlind.

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10:30 am - 12:30 pm411 S Prieur St. New Orleans, LA (Virtual attendance available via Zoom)

Human Development Center's Constituent Advisory Committee (CAC) advises the  director, faculty, and staff in a manner that supports the HDC in meeting its responsibilities in  accordance with the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act (2000). The HDC's CAC is comprised of self-advocates, family members, and representatives of self-advocacy organizations, key state agencies, and community provider organizations from across Louisiana.

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