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The Family Tree

The Family Tree

The Family Tree operates a center designed to enhance the quality of life for individuals and families over the course of life through education, counseling...Visit the website

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Empowerment Program - Travel Stipends

Empowerment Program - Travel Stipends

Financial support to attend behavorial health workshops and conferences. Help provided to pay for: transportation, hotels, and meals.

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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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Early Steps

Early Steps

Wednesday March 3rd, Join us for tips on making the most of your child's Individual Family Service Plan...

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2021 Virtual Legislative Roundtable

2021 Virtual Legislative Roundtable

You are invited to the LaCAN 2021 Virtual Legislative Roundtable! Please join us to meet your Legislators and discuss Louisiana's Developmental Disability Council's legislative agenda...

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Easter Basket for Families

Easter Basket for Families

The Office of Developmental Disabilites, in partnership with Families Helping Families of Acadiana and Heart of Hospice are collecting Easter baskets to donate to the families we serve! ...

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Special Education Webinar - March

Special Education Webinar - March

Events on March 2nd, 11th, 17th, and 25th

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Impact of Covid 19 on the special education service delivery

Impact of Covid 19 on the special education service delivery

If you have a child receiving Special Education Services: Sharing on behalf of the Governor's Advisory Council for Disability Affairs Education Subcommittee: Education Staff Link: Click Here
Ramp Program

Ramp Program

Did you know Lafayette Consolidated Government’s Community Development Department has a Ramp Program that is funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban …

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LA Developmental Disabilities Council - Exec. Director Position

LA Developmental Disabilities Council - Exec. Director Position

The Louisiana Developmental Disabilities Council is seeking a compassionate leader to drive needed changes in Louisiana’s service delivery system for persons with developmental disabilities...

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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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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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Calendar of Events

02 Mar 2021
12:00PM -
Parent Rights in Special Education
03 Mar 2021
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Early Steps - ISFP 101
10 Mar 2021
01:00PM - 02:00PM
2021 Legislative Roundtables
11 Mar 2021
01:00PM -
Special Education FAQ 1.0
17 Mar 2021
01:00PM -
Special Education Dispute Resolution Options
25 Mar 2021
01:00PM -
Special Education FAQ 2.0