• 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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Monday, the Governor announced that Louisiana will move to Phase One under the White House COVID-19 guidance this Friday, May 15, allowing additional businesses to open under strict occupancy, protection and social distancing guidelines. This guidance also states that high risk individuals should continue to stay at home, except for essential activities, like getting food or medical care. 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:

Phone: (337) 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

Summit Behavioral Services - Webinar

Summit Behavioral Services - Webinar

  • What is Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
  • How strategies in ABA can improve behavior and teach appropriate skills
  • Services offered at Summit Behavioral Services.

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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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LDH Seeking Input on ACT 421 Children's Medicaid Option

LDH Seeking Input on ACT 421 Children's Medicaid Option

Two meetings held July 22 and July 27...

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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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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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Louisiana Developmental Disabilities Council

The Governor's Office of Disability Affairs (GODA) will hold its annual Conference via Zoom on July 23-24, 2020... the eve of the 30th Anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990👏👏 ✔The conference will feature interactive sessions on education, employment, healthcare, housing, transportation, and emergency preparedness, among other topics!

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The Arc of Louisiana

The Arc of Louisiana

Training for families to learn how to navigate the criminal justice system. July 21, 2020 from 2:00 - 3:30 pm. Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 924 6222 1544 Password: 868701

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Virtual Parent to Parent Support Group

Virtual Parent to Parent Support Group

Families Helping Families of Acadiana is hosting a parent to parent support group for parents and caregivers of individuals with disabilities. This support group is open to all needing peer support. July 29, 2020 at 6:00 PM.

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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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Families Helping Families- Newsletter Summer 2020

Summer 2020