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.

Click Here to see which parishes we provide services to:

Latest News

Social Security Benefits for People with Disabilities

Participants will learn about disability benefits and the disability application process; and about other Social Security programs, and who qualifies.

LDOE Seeks Input on 2024-25 IDEA Application

This feedback will help the LDOE better understand what activities the public views as important as they develop the comprehensive IDEA grant application for the 2024-2025 school year.

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!

Adaptive Tennis

Acadiana Serves will be offering adaptive tennis beginning February 24th. Please register using the link below.
There are 4 FREE classes being offered for us to try it out.

Bowling for Autism

Just sittin’ around waiting for the Mardi Gras parades to start….? Why don’t you visit our registration website now to set up your Bowling for Autism team. Get ready for a fantastic time on April 7th!

Cerebral/Cortical Visual Impairment Free Workshop

The Louisiana DeafBlind Project is happy to announce their upcoming workshop…
Cerebral/Cortical Visual Impairment: Impact and Compensatory Strategies…

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

Early Steps Family Orientation

Join us to learn more about Early Steps. Gain knowledge of Louisiana’s Part C program and learn what to expect for your child and family.

Act 378 Community and Family Supports:

We are egg-cited to say that we are already preparing for Easter to be here at Acadiana Area Human Services District

Independent Futures That Work

The Independent Futures that Work! project has released its fourth and last checklist in the “Here We Come!” series, College Ready, Here We Come!

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.

Special Education FAQs 2.0

Join us for this new interactive training on the most frequently asked questions about the Individualized Education Program (IEP) Process.

Special Education FAQs 3.0

Join us for this new interactive training on the most frequently asked questions about the transition process from high school to adult life.

Social Security Benefits for people with disabilities

Participants will learn about disability benefits and the disability application process; and about other Social Security programs, and who qualifies.

EarlySteps: Transitioning from Part C to Part B

Join us to learn what to expect when transitioning from Early Steps to the public school system.

Request a Training

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