• Our office will be closed Wednesday, August 26thand Thursday, August 27th. Continue to check your email and our Facebook page for any updates and/or additional office closures. We pray for the safety of everyone.
  • Covid-19

    We're still here for you! For the safety of and concern for the families we support (many of whom are in this high risk category), the Families Helping Families of Acadiana office will not YET provide face-to-face support, but are here to help in so many other ways:

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  • Education & Training

    Workshops and trainings are coordinated and presented on topics relevant to the issues facing persons with disabilities and their families.

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  • Advocacy Group

    A statewide grassroots network of individuals and organizations designed to promotes appropriate education and supports individuals...

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  • Peer to Peer

    Our trained, knowledgeable staff are parents of children with disabilities or individuals with disabilities. They are here to provide you with the support you need.

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Programs

A system of resources has been developed to provide up-to-date, detailed information on disabilities.

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Office Closure

Due to severe weather, our office will be CLOSED Wednesday, August 26th and Thursday, August 27th. Continue to check your email and our Facebook page for any updates and/or additional office closures. We pray for the safety of everyone.

We are open for business but closed to visitors.

We want to ensure our families that we are available to assist them, but we are following the recommended precautions and limiting in person contact to staff only. Our staff WILL be working doing this time period – we can assist by phone, email, or Zoom (if requested), to ensure you receive the information and referral, education, advocacy, and peer-to-peer support you need. Unfortunately, we will not be able to attend any meetings or events at this time. FHF of Acadiana will continue to monitor the coronavirus situation closely. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and hope you and your family stay safe during this time.

Phone: (337) 984-3458
Toll-free Phone: (855) 984-3458
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We miss seeing everyone in person. We look forward to hearing from you, in whichever other format you prefer, to help and support you and your family, until we can see each other again, face-to-face.

Our Mission

To assist and strengthen individuals with disabilities and their families through a coordinated network of resources, services and supports.

Upcoming Events

Planning for Success in Early Steps Webinar

Planning for Success in Early Steps Webinar

webinar - August 25, 2020 at 11:00 am

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LPS Forum with the director of Special Education

LPS Forum with the director of Special Education

The director of special education is hosting a forum to respond to frequently asked questions regarding students with disabilities. The forum will be limited to the first 100 parents who respond to this form. Parents will be notified via email with an invitation to join the Zoom meeting on August 24, 2020

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LA Dept. of Ed.

LA Dept. of Ed.

LDOE providing back to school resources for students with disabilities

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Lafayette Schools Delayed Opening

Lafayette Schools Delayed Opening

Lafayette Parish schools start day pushed back to September 8

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Acadia Parish Schools delayed opening

Acadia Parish Schools delayed opening

Acadia Parish schools start day pushed back to September 8

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Iberia Parish Schools delayed Opening

Iberia Parish Schools delayed Opening

Iberia Parish schools start day pushed back to September 8

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BESE Rules Regarding Schools Reopening

BESE Rules Regarding Schools Reopening

BESE is meeting to adopt emergency rules (per the CDC) for the minimum emergency standards for school re-openings this Fall. Make sure your voice is heard...

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Masks Available

Masks Available

Thanks to the generosity of the Governor’s Office, Families Helping Families of Acadiana received face masks to provide free of charge to our families in our community...

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LA LEND Program

LA LEND Program

The LA LEND Program is seeking Mentor Families for the Acadiana program. For the 20-21 program year, LSUHSC is partnering with ULL in hosting a satellite LA LEND program. LA LEND is seeking to recruit families that may be interested in participating as a Family Mentor for trainees in Lafayette. . What is LA LEND?...

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LA Believes

LA Believes

The Louisiana Department of Education releases school re-opening guidelines for the 2020-2021 school year. The guidelines are listed by Phases 1-3 and note that local leadership will "make decisions based on the unique needs in their community."

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