What We Do


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  • Working with the Regional AAHSD Developmental Disabilities Division to assist families to find and receive appropriate services and support in their community.
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  • Education & Training

    Education & Training

    Workshops and trainings are coordinated and presented on topics relevant to the issues facing persons with disabilities and their families. Topics include Basic Special Educational Rights, Individualized Education Plans (IEPS), Transition Planning, Early Intervention, Discipline, Behavior Rights, Organizational Skills, Communication Skills, Special Needs Trust, Age of Majority Planning, Disability Specific Topics and more. If you have a topic you think would be of interest to other families or professionals, let us know and we are always looking to provide new topics to you.
  • Peer to Peer Support

    Peer to Peer Support

    Our trained, knowledgeable staff members are either individuals with disabilities or parents of children with disabilities. They are here to provide you with the support you need.
  • The Parent Liaison is a family member who works with the local CSHS clinics and fosters support, information and referral to families of children receiving CSHS clinic services. The Parent Liaison also provides outreach for CSHS targeting families and providers.
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  • Early Steps Community Facilitator

    Early Steps Community Facilitator

    Works with the Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities to serve infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families.
  • An initiative of Bayouland Families Helping Families that assists families with special health care needs with information and resources. For resource information for children with special health care needs.
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Advocacy Group

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  • The Louisiana Developmental Disabilities Council’s mission is to lead and promote advocacy, capacity building and systemic change to improve the quality of life for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. Louisiana’s Council’s Advocacy Network(LACAN) furthers this mission by advocating
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Calendar of Events

20 Apr 2021
10:00AM -
Navigating the IEP: Part 1
21 Apr 2021
01:00PM -
Dispute Resolutions
28 Apr 2021
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Introduction to Early Steps
27 May 2021
01:00PM - 03:00PM
ASD and Applied Behavior Analysis Therapy