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The Disability Rights Center serves the state of Louisiana and protects, empowers, and advocates for the rights of people with disabilities and seniors, in order that they may live an integrated life in the community, free from abuse, neglect and exploitation.
The Arc of Louisiana advocates with and for all people with intellectual and related developmental disabilities and their families so that they shall live to their fullest potential.
Family Voices aims to achieve family-centered care for all children and youth with special health care needs and/or disabilities ; they provide families resources and support to make decisions, advocate for improved public and private policies, build partnerships among families and professionals, and are a trusted resource on health care. Region III/serving parishes of Assumption, Lafourche, St. Charles, St. James, St. John, St. Mary, Terrebonne
Legal and disability assistance
Apply for disability services
Family Voices, a national grassroots network of families and friends, advocates for health care services for all children and youth with special health care needs.
Website to assist with government benefits
Great asset for individuals with disabilities through the governor of Louisiana’s office
Louisiana organization that helps with elderly affairs.
Developmental Disabilities Councils receive federal funds to conduct advocacy, capacity building and systems change activities to promote the self determination, independence, productivity, integration and inclusion of people with developmental disabilities in community life.
Provides assistance and information as well as advocacy to people with disabilities who are getting or applying for services under the Rehabilitation Act
Louisiana Developmental Disabilities Council is made up of people from every region of the state who are appointed by the governor to develop and implement a five year plan to address the needs of person with disabilities. Promote advocacy, capacity building, and systemic change for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.
Allows individuals to choose to live in a home or community setting, with emphasis on community supports and services, such as information and referral sources, independent living skills training, peer support, advocacy, and other.
LaCAN is a statewide grassroots network of individuals, families and advocates who have worked together since 1988 advocating for a service system that supports individuals with disabilities to live in their own homes rather than having to be segregated from their communities in a facility to receive support.
Self advocacy group run by people with disabilities, for people with disabilities. People First of Louisiana supports people with disabilities to empower themselves in becoming effective decision makers, to gain more independence, and enjoy life as equal citizens of the United States of America.
Website informing about social security disability
Social security offices list
Information about workman’s comp
National Alliance on Mental Illness