Apply for DD Council Membership

The Louisiana Developmental Disabilities Council is currently recruiting parent or guardian applicants from Region II and individuals with developmental disabilities from any region of the state to fill two anticipated vacancies. Region II includes Ascension, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberville, Pointe Coupee, West Baton Rouge, and West Feliciana parishes.  The deadline for applications in order to be considered for this position is September 7, 2017. 

Are you or someone you know interested in improving the system of supports for people with developmental disabilities and their families?  Do you support the self-determination, independence, productivity and full inclusion of people with developmental disabilities in all facets of community life?  If so, please consider submitting an application for membership on the La. Developmental Disabilities Council.

The Council welcomes applications for membership year round. Council members are appointed by the Governor and serve four-year terms.  Whenever there is a vacancy, a membership committee of the Council reviews all the applications received throughout the year and makes recommendations to the full Council for approval. Names are then submitted to the Governor for his consideration.  The Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000 includes criteria for all states to follow in selecting their DD Councils’ membership (including the definition of a developmental disability) and the Louisiana Council takes care to ensure our membership is in compliance with our federal law.


Applicants must be one of the following:

  • An individual with a developmental disability;
  • A parent or guardian of a child with a developmental disability; 
  • The immediate relative or guardian of an adult with an intellectual developmental disability who cannot advocate for themselves; or
  • A representative of a local, non-governmental or non-profit organization concerned with services for individuals with developmental disabilities.
There are two options for filling out the membership application: 1) print and mail it, or 2) fill it out and submit it electronically.

Option 1:  Download, Print and Mail

Download the PDF version of the electronic form below, print it, fill it out and then mail to the address below:

Council Membership Nomination Form
Developmental Disabilities Council
P.O. Box 3455
Baton Rouge, LA 70821-3455 

Option 2:  Electronic Submission

Fill out the form below and submit your information electronically.


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General Questions

5. Being a Council member is a commitment. Members attend quarterly Council meetings in Baton Rouge and serve on one or more committees. Council meetings begin between 1:00 and 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday and end around 3:30 pm on Thursday afternoon. Additionally, Council members are asked to attend other meetings or events, averaging about three per year and are involved in Legislative advocacy activities. (Council member travel expenses are reimbursed.)




Please list two non-family references with addresses, phone numbers and email addresses that are directly related to developmental disabilities and your potential Council membership.

Electronic Signature

By entering your name and date below, you signify that the above information is true and correct to the best of your knowledge.

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