FHF of Acadiana, is a non-profit resource center organized and directed by family members of individuals with disabilities.

Programs

Programs

Information & Referral, Education & Training, Peer to Peer Support and other programs.

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Resources

Resources

A list of important resources!

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Parishes We Serve

Parishes We Serve

Families Helping Families of Acadiana is one of ten 501©3 non-profit resource centers located throughout the state of Louisiana.

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Our Mission

TO ASSIST AND STRENGTHEN INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES AND THEIR FAMILIES THROUGH A COORDINATED NETWORK OF RESOURCES, SERVICES AND SUPPORTS.

Families Helping Families of Acadiana is one of ten 501©3 non-profit resource centers located throughout the state of Louisiana.
Our corporation was organized as a family-directed resource center based on the principals of Louisiana Act 378 of 1989 for individuals with disabilities and their families.
We believe that providing support services through our programs will educate, strengthen and empower families and individuals who are at an increased risk for family breakdown.
We are parents that have gone through what you’re going through, the individual that lives with a disability every day and the family that that is continuously trying to figure out what is best for our child or children.
We’ve been “in your shoes”!
Since its inception, Families Helping Families has served thousands of families in the Region IV area through 3 areas of services: Information & Referral, Peer-to-Peer Support, and Educational Services and Training.

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Latest News

April Webinars

Answers for your most common questions.

April 16th – 12:00 Noon
How to: Create Your Self Direction Homebook
April 16th – 7:00 PM
Resources: Flexible Family Fund and Individual/Family Support Fund
April 18th – 8:00 PM
All About: Self-Directed Medicaid Waivers

Special Education Advisory Panel

Applications are now being accepted to serve on Louisiana’s Special Education Advisory Panel. Advise and assist our agency with the provision of free and appropriate public education for individuals with disabilities across the state. Apply by April 8.

APRIL IS NATIONAL AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH!

Whether you wear blue or red tomorrow, April 2nd, the intent is the same! We wear these colors on April 2nd to shine a Light on Autism!!

Touch a Therapy Horse

On June 1st ATRO will be hosting a Touch A Therapy Horse Autism Day. We would like to share with you the benefits of therapeutic riding for autism and the beautiful connections our horses make with individuals…

Understanding Your Child's 504 Plan

In this workshop, we will discuss how determination is made for services and how the child will be able to access these services.

Summer Horse Camp

We are starting to get ready for our Summer Horse Camp this year! This camp is open to kids ages 8-14 and riders will be separated into groups by riding ability, open to all level riders English and Western.

Acadiana Parent Connection

Learning that your child has a disability or special health care need is scary – Families Helping Families of Acadiana’s Acadiana Parent Connection is here to help!

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LRID Hosts: The Intersection of Interpreting and Identity

LRID is offering another workshop in April. Check out Brent Tracy on the 17th as he discusses the intersection of interpreting and identity, acknowledging its profound impact on the lives of interpreters and those they serve.

Benefit Po-Boy Sale

Dad & Kids

To help with medical expenses for a kidney transplant for Micah Moscovis.

 

Vi Family Fun Day & Fun Run

Fun run and VI Family Fun day. Ponies, petting zoo, jambalaya and so much more!

Attention: Basketball Lovers

Feb. 25th – Registration & 1st Practice 3-5 pm
March 3rd – Practice, 3-5pm
March 10th – Practice, 3-5pm
March 24th – Practice, 3-5pm
April 7th – Practice, 3-5pm
April 14th – Practice, 3-5pm
April 20th – State Tournament
**All practices will be at Teurlings High school
**Please wear tennis shoes and bring water bottle
**State Tournament will be at Southeastern

Take Control in 1, 2, 3: Disaster Preparedness Guide for Caregivers.

We are thrilled to partner with the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregivers to release a groundbreaking new guide, “Take Control in 1, 2, 3: Disaster Preparedness Guide for Caregivers.”
Caregivers are often first responders during disasters, and this guide offers actionable steps to increase resilience and protect their loved ones.

Request a Training

If there is a topic that you would like to know more about, please email us with your requests.

Develpomental Disabilities Awareness Month

14,420 Louisiana citizens receive home and community-based services through our Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities’ four waivers: