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Disability Rights Louisiana

New Orleans
LA
504-522-2337

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.

Arc of Louisiana

Baton Rouge
LA
225- 383-1033

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.

Bayou Land Families Helping Families

Thibodaux
LA
985-447-4461

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

Disability Secrets

Nation Wide

Legal and disability assistance

Disability Services

Statewide
LA

Apply for disability services

Family Voices Louisiana

New Orleans
LA
504-299-9175

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.

Government Benefits

Nation Wide

Website to assist with government benefits

Governor's Office of Disability Affairs

Baton Rouge
LA
225-219-7550

Great asset for individuals with disabilities through the governor of Louisiana’s office

Governor's Office of Elderly Affairs

Baton Rouge
LA
225-342-7100

Louisiana organization that helps with elderly affairs.

Jefferson & Orleans Parish Medicaid

New Orleans
LA
225-342-9500

Medicaid office

Louisiana Citizens for Action Now (LaCAN)

Baton Rouge
LA
800-450-8108

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.

Louisiana Client Assistance Program

New Orleans
LA
504-522-2337

Provides assistance and information as well as advocacy to people with disabilities who are getting or applying for services under the Rehabilitation Act

Louisiana Department of Health & Hospital Medicare Savings Program

Shreveport
LA
888-342-6207

Medicaid information

Louisiana Developmental Disabilities Council (LaDDC)

Statewide
LA
225-342-6804

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.

Louisiana Rehabilitation Services Independant Living

Statewide
LA

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.

Louisiana Citizens for Action Now (LaCAN)

Baton Rouge
LA
225-342-6804

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.

Medicaid

Nation Wide
877-267-2323

Medicaid website

Medicare

Nation Wide
800-638-6833

Medicare website

NAMI

Lafayette
LA

National Alliance on Mental Illness

People First of Louisiana

Baton Rouge
LA
225-383-1033

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.

Social Security Disability Income

Nation Wide

Website informing about social security disability

Social Security Offices

Nation Wide
800-772-1213

Social security offices list

Workers Compensation Office

Baton Rouge
LA
225-342-3111

Information about workman’s comp