LaCAN (Louisiana Council's Advocacy Network) furthers the Council's mission by advocating for policies and systems that support inclusion everywhere people learn, work, live, and play. LaCAN advocates for service systems that support children and adults with disabilities to live in their own homes and be fully-included and participating members of their local schools and communities.
LaCAN provides information and support to individuals wishing to effectively advocate for systems change in the areas of home and community-based services, education, and employment. Regional LaCAN teams include individuals with disabilities, their family members, and professionals. These members are notified by email or phone when communication with state agency officials, legislators or the Governor is necessary.
FHF of SELA's Information and Referral Specialist provides resources, documents and directed-support for individuals seeking assistance for their family member with a disability. The Information and Referral Specialist works directly with Metropolitan Human Services District. To contact the Information and Referral Specialist click here.
EarlySteps is Louisiana's Early Intervention System for children with disabilities and developmental delays ages birth to three and their families. By providing resources and support during those critical years, EarlySteps helps children get off to a great start.
The Prism Project of Greater NOLA (TPP of GNO) is an inclusive performing arts program for children with and without special needs, ages 6 - 14, in the Greater New Orleans region. To learn more about it click here.
Advocates for all students to be in regular education and community settings to ensure full and valued membership in society, provides workshops, presentations, and one-to-one support. Advocates for children to be educated in the Least Restrictive Environment and educates parents on being their child’s advocate.
FHF of SELA Career Symposium is an empowering multi-faceted workshop series aimed to prepare students with disabilities, ages 16 - 22, to have meaningful careers after high school. To learn more about Career Symposium click here.
People First of NOLA is a self-advocacy group for adults with disabilities, by adults with disabilities. It is a local chapter that operates under the People First of Louisiana group. To learn more about People First of NOLA and how to become involved in the chapter click here.