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09-349 Southwest Developmental Center

The mission of the Southwest Developmental Center is to provide person-centered supports and services to individuals with developmental disabilities, including mental retardation, autism and other conditions related to mental retardation, through the provision of residential living options, other habilitative supports, community activities and other Mental Retardation/Developmental Disabilities (MR/DD) services. It is also the mission of this program to provide services and supports in compliance with all applicable regulatory standards.

The goals of the Southwest Developmental Center are:

1. Provide efficient and effective administrative support services to programmatic services of Southwest Developmental Center.

2. Provide person-centered, 24-hour residential living services and supports to individuals with developmental disabilities living at Southwest Developmental Center.

3. Use person-centered approaches to planning for services for individuals in the Community Support Program operated by Southwest Developmental Center.

Southwest Developmental Center provides a large residential program at the Iota location, and two community-based homes, one in Jennings, the other in Opelousas, Louisiana for six women and six men, respectively, for a maximum total of 112. The Adult Day Community Integration and Employment Service Program provides job training and habilitative services for people at locations in Iota, Eunice and Opelousas.

The Southwest Developmental Center has three programs: Administration and Support, Patient Care, and Community Support.


This agency's recommended appropriation does not include any funds for short-term debt.

In addition to the above recommended appropriation, $2,992 will be paid in Fiscal Year 1999-2000 for long-term debt incurred on behalf of this agency from the previous sale of bonds. Total long-term debt service payments for the state for Fiscal Year 1999-2000 are reflected in the Governor's Executive Budget Supporting Document in Non-Appropriated Requirements, Schedule 22-922.

This agency's recommended appropriation also includes the following amount by means of financing for payments on the unfunded accrued liability of the Louisiana State Employee's Retirement System in accordance with the provisions of Article X, Section 29 of the Constitution of Louisiana:

State General Fund by:



     Interagency Transfers









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