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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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Navigating the IEP Series

Navigating the IEP Series

Part 3 - Oct 18th at 12:00 PM

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The ABCs of ESY

The ABCs of ESY

ESY (Extended School Year) Provides an overview of the ESY process for children with disabilities...

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What is Early Steps (Part C)

What is Early Steps (Part C)

An Introduction to Louisiana's Part C Early Intervention System

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Game Changer Fitness Extravaganza

Game Changer Fitness Extravaganza

Unique Health & Fitness will be providing a Game Changer Fitness Extravaganza event on Saturday, October 22 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Girard Park

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Early Steps: IFSP 101 Webinar

Early Steps: IFSP 101 Webinar

Join us for tips on making the most of your child's Individual Family Service Plan. Register Today!

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New Guidance

New Guidance

“All students deserve to have their rights protected, & schools deserve greater clarity on how they can avoid the discriminatory use of discipline.”

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Mental Health

Mental Health

Compared to students without disabilities, students with disabilities experience:

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FAQ

FAQ

FAQ 1.0 on Oct 19th at 1:00 PM
FAQ 2.0 on Oct 26th at 1:00 PM
FAQ 3.0 on Nov 2nd at 3:00 PM
FAQ 1.0 on Nov 30th at 12:00 PM
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Treats at the Village

Treats at the Village

Trick or Treating Experience for individuals with special needs & their families.

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Louisiana's Bullying Law

Louisiana's Bullying Law

November 22nd at 2:00 pm

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ACP - Affordable Connectivity Program

ACP - Affordable Connectivity Program

The Affordable Connectivity Program is a new Federal Communications Commission Program that provides discounts on internet service and devices for qualified households...

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AAHSD Three Year Accreditation!

AAHSD Three Year Accreditation!

The results are in! It is official! We are excited to say that AAHSD has earned a Three-Year Accreditation! A three-year accreditation from CARF is the highest level of accreditation possible.

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Community Baby Shower at Opelousas General Hospital

Community Baby Shower at Opelousas General Hospital

Our Early Steps Community Outreach Specialist, Kristie Curtis, did a great job representing Families Helping Families of Acadiana and connecting with families at the Community Baby Shower at Opelousas General Hospital.
SUMMER P-EBT

SUMMER P-EBT

DCFS received federal approval to extend the state’s Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) program to cover the summer months.

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Louisiana Special School District

Louisiana Special School District

Did you know there was a flag for #DisabilityPrideMonth in July? It has a black background with five zigzag lines colored blue, yellow, white, red and green. The lines represent lightning bolts and each color represents something unique about the disability community!
World Health Organization

World Health Organization

Anyone can catch viruses including COVID19 and monkeypox, regardless of their age, gender, nationality

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Comprehensive Medicaid Dental Care Coverage

Comprehensive Medicaid Dental Care Coverage

Beginning July 1, 2022, individuals ages 21 and older enrolled in the New Opportunities Waiver, Residential Options Waiver

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Customized Employment Gateway Training

Customized Employment Gateway Training

Upcoming Customized Employment Gateway Training on Discovery! To qualify as a provider of customized employment,

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Medicaid Pink Letter Campaign

Medicaid Pink Letter Campaign

Louisiana Medicaid launched the Pink Letter Campaign to ensure all contact information for Louisiana Medicaid recipients is accurate.

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Special Education Advisory Panel

Special Education Advisory Panel

The Lafayette Parish School System (LPSS) is soliciting applicants for its Special Education Advisory Panel (SEAP).

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Louisiana Developmental Disabilities Council

Louisiana Developmental Disabilities Council

In celebration of 32nd Anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Governor's Office of Disability Affairs (GODA) will host its annual conference on the week of July 25-28, 2022!

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Louisiana Autism Spectrum and Related Disabilities (LASaRD) Project

Louisiana Autism Spectrum and Related Disabilities (LASaRD) Project

Sometimes our children struggle with multi-step directions. A visual task analysis helps the child learn the skill and be more independent!

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Medicaid Members

Medicaid Members

Don’t miss out. Make sure you get your pink letter. Louisiana Medicaid mailed member households a pink letter to make sure we have your correct contact information.

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Mental Health - LA Dept of Education

Mental Health - LA Dept of Education

When bad things happen, stress builds internally and we feel unworthy and negative. Remember, you are valuable!...

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Baby Formula Shortage - Tips from LA Dept of Health

Baby Formula Shortage - Tips from LA Dept of Health

In response to a nationwide #babyformulashortage, the Louisiana Department of Health is issuing tips to families for dealing with the shortage and obtaining appropriate substitutions for the baby.

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Ramp Grant Program

Ramp Grant Program

Did you know that LCG has a program to help low- and moderate-income homeowners with accessibility issues? Call 337-291-7357 or email:
The Autistic Penguins

The Autistic Penguins

Sharing on behalf of The Autistic Penguins - support group for autistic adults: Greeting everyone, We're The Autistic Penguins and we're here to spread support and resources for autistic adults!

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LaCAN Appropriations to vont on FY23 Budget

LaCAN Appropriations to vont on FY23 Budget

House Appropriations meets this Monday to vote on the proposed Fiscal Year 2023 Budget (HB1) which begins July 1st.

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Autism Parent Forum

Autism Parent Forum

FHFOA would like to thank Grolee Elementary for inviting us to their 2022 Autism Parent Forum. Thank you all for the warm welcome and hospitality.
ACT utilizing JAWS software

ACT utilizing JAWS software

17-year-old Ky'ren Johnson from Bastrop is the 1st blind student in the nation to complete the ACT using JAWS!

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LA Dept of Education feedback

LA Dept of Education feedback

The Department has released the Future of Assessment Survey to gather feedback on what is working well and what challenges need to be addressed

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Louisiana Developmental Disabilities Council

Louisiana Developmental Disabilities Council

The U.S. Department of Education has released new guidance with new requirements for how to apply IDEA to students with disabilities in private schools...

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Summer fun in a safe, inclusive environment!

Summer fun in a safe, inclusive environment!

Sharing on behalf of Generational Voices Louisiana: Looking for summer fun in a safe, inclusive environment? We are excited to announce an opportunity for our children with unique needs to be fully integrated with children with more typical needs!

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LA Dept of Education

LA Dept of Education

Each year the Louisiana Department of Education submits a grant application to the U.S. Department of Education for state set aside funding through the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

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Spark Box

Spark Box

Help your family begin building a library you'll all cherish for years to come! Prime Time's new program, Spark Box, arrives at your door full of beloved children's books and conversation prompts that will get the whole family actively involved in story time.

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Louisiana Alliance Postsecondary Inclusive Education

Louisiana Alliance Postsecondary Inclusive Education

If you have an intellectual disability, you may receive funding from the Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, and Federal...

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Acadiana Area Human Services District

Acadiana Area Human Services District

The Acadiana Area Human Services District- Developmental Disabilities (AAHSD-DD) serves as the single point of entry for those seeking support or services through the Louisiana Department of Health.

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At Home Covid Tests

At Home Covid Tests

Are you having issues getting at home Covid tests? If so, we will be receiving a limited supply of tests to distribute to our families we serve. Please contact our office at 337.984.3458 to reserve your at home Covid test.
Updated Posters are In!

Updated Posters are In!

Come and pickup your new poster for your office or place of business.

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LADDC News Council's 2022 Legislative Agenda

LADDC News Council's 2022 Legislative Agenda

The Council adopted its 2022 Legislative Advocacy Agenda with input from both LaCAN and FamiliesHelpingFamilies...

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Autism Indicator on LA Driver's License

Autism Indicator on LA Driver's License

Eligible Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles customers can now request to have an “Autism” indicator added to their driver’s license.

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LA Dept. of Education Launches the Engaged Initiative

LA Dept. of Education Launches the Engaged Initiative

The BE ENGAGED® initiative is powered through an innovative technology app, PimsPoints. Download the app here:
LA Developmental Disabilities Council

LA Developmental Disabilities Council

Families Helping Families is a statewide network of ten family-directed and family-staffed regional resource centers that provide information on all types of services, goods,...

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Tinkergarten

Tinkergarten

Sharing for families of children from 18 months to 8 years old:

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Calendar of Events

28 Sep 2022
01:00PM -
Special Education Dispute Resolution
11 Oct 2022
09:00AM - 12:00PM
Acadiana Diversity Job Fair
11 Oct 2022
12:00PM -
The ABC's of Extended School Year (ESY) Services
12 Oct 2022
10:00AM -
What Is Early Steps (Part C )
12 Oct 2022
03:00PM -
Louisiana's Bullying Law
18 Oct 2022
12:00PM -
Navigating the IEP Part 3
18 Oct 2022
06:00PM - 08:00PM
Treats at the Village
19 Oct 2022
01:00PM -
FAQ 1.0
26 Oct 2022
01:00PM -
FAQ 2.0
02 Nov 2022
03:00PM -
FAQ 3.0
05 Nov 2022
01:00PM -
Parental Rights in Special Education
09 Nov 2022
02:00PM -
Top Tips For An Effective IEP Meeting
16 Nov 2022
01:00PM -
Parental Rights
22 Nov 2022
02:00PM -
Louisiana's Bullying Law
30 Nov 2022
12:00PM -
FAQ 1.0