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BIALA Resource Guide for Brain and Spinal Cord Injury

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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

Job Accommodation Network

Answers questions about workplace accomodations or the Americans with Disabilities Act, and related legislation

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 Dept. of Aging and Adult Services

Statewide
LA
225-342-9500

Provides many programs and resources for disabled and aging citizens. Coordinates the Traumatic Head and Spinal Cord Injury Trust Program.

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 Disability Organizations and Resources

Statewide
LA

Comprehensive resource website of Louisiana’s resources for individuals with disabilities.

Louisiana Rehabilitation Services Statewide

Metairie
LA
504-838-5180

Louisiana Rehabilitation Services (LRS) assists persons with disabilities in their desire to obtain or maintain employment and/or achieve independence in their communities by providing rehabilitation services and working cooperatively with business and other community resources.

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.

NAMI

Lafayette
LA

National Alliance on Mental Illness

Paralyzed Veterans of America offices ; Bayou-Gulf States PVA

Gulfport
Mississippi
800-424-8200

Dedicated to veterans service, medical research and civil rights for people with disabilities.

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

Workers Compensation Office

Baton Rouge
LA
225-342-3111

Information about workman’s comp