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


Community Health Initiatives

For everyone.


Interdisciplinary Programs

For self-advocates, professionals, graduate students, and families.



The Human Development Center builds capacity and inspires change.


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Apply to the Louisiana LEND Program!

LEND is a nine-month interdisciplinary training program preparing future leaders to prioritize the needs of children with ASD and other developmental disabilities through advocacy, family engagement, and Maternal Child Health principles.

Now recruiting graduate students, self-advocates, family members of individuals with developmental disabilities, and practicing professionals. Applications due April 19th.

Learn more and apply

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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11:00amWestwego Farmers & Fisheries Market at 101 4th St, Westwego, LA 

Join us for activities, craft and food vendors, live entertainment, silent auction and more! Stop by booths hosted by local organizations and learn about the resources they offer. Learn more:

5:00pmAudubon Zoo at 6500 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA

Celebrating Audubon Zoo’s historic Odenheimer complex and our Louisiana pine snake conservation efforts! Buy tickets:

8:00pmZoom ID 4770761691

This parent chat: (1) focuses on learning topics related to the journey of raising kids who are deaf or hard of hearing (2) includes Parent, Deaf/Hard of Hearing Guides and ASL interpreters (3)lasts about a half an hour with time for Q&A and casual parent chat.