Single Point Of Entry
The Entry process determines the applicant’s eligibility for supports and services in the Developmental Disabilities service system. Meeting criteria for participation in the system does not ensure that a person is eligible for specific supports and services. Anyone can apply for services for themselves or another person. However, the individual must agree in writing to participate in the process.
To initiate the process of determining eligibility for services, please call (985) 543-4730 anytime Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and request to schedule an entry appointment for Developmental Disabilities.
EarlySteps children may apply either through their Support Coordinator by calling the FPHSA office and requesting Entry. The Entry process can begin when the child is two (2) years and six (6) months. From age 0 to age 3, the IFSP will serve as the approval in the system. In order to keep the EarlySteps date of entry called the “Protected Date” a child must finish the entry determination by age five (5).