louisiana

Each state sets eligibility ages for services to children and youth with disabilities.
For current information concerning this state, please contact the office listed under
STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION: Special Education Services.

See Louisiana Web Resources


STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION:  Special Education Services. STATE VOCATIONAL Rehabilitation Agency. DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES
Planning Council.
DISABILITY 
Organizations
PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN
ages 3 through 5. 
STATE VOCATIONAL
Special Needs Programs
DISABILITIES
Advocacy  Program
UNIVERSITY AFFILIATED
Programs  
 
EARLY 
Intervention System.
DEPARTMENT OF  MENTAL
HEALTH
or children and youth.
CLIENT ASSISTANCE Program. TECHNOLOGY RELATED
Assistance.
PARENTS Training and
Information Project.
DEPARTMENT OF  MENTAL
Health 
PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN
with Special Health Care Needs.
PARENT-TEACHER
Association (PTA)

 
 
 

STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION: SPECIAL EDUCATION

Dr. Leon Borne, Jr., Assistant Superintendent
Office of Special Educational Services
Louisiana State Department of Education
P.O. Box 94064
Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9064
            (504) 342-3633      

PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITES:
AGES 3 THROUGH 5

Susan W. Batson, Administrator
Preschool Programs, Office of Special Education Services
Department of Education
P.O. Box 94064
Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9064
            (504) 763-3555      

PROGRAMS FOR INFANTS AND TODDLERS WITH DISABILITIES:
AGES BIRTH THROUGH 2

Evelyn D. Johnson, Administrator
Office of Special Education Services/Dept. of Education
P.O. Box 94064
Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9064
            (504) 763-3540      

STATE DIVISION OF VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION

May Nelson, Director
Dept. of Social Services/LA Rehabilitation Svcs.
8225 Florida Boulevard
Baton Rouge, LA 70806-4834
            (504) 925-4131      

OFFICE OF STATE COORDINATOR OF VOCATIONAL
EDUCATION FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

Thelma Hughes, Director of Administrative Services
Department of Education/Office of Vocational Education
P.O. Box 94064
Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9064
            (504) 342-5250      

STATE MENTAL HEALTH AGENCY

Richard C. Lippincott, Assistant Secretary
Office of Human Services, Dept of Health & Hospitals
P.O. Box 4049 – BIN #12
Baton Rouge, LA 70821-4049
            (504) 342-9238      

STATE MENTAL HEALTH REPRESENTATIVE FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH

Ron Boudreaux, Project Director
Office of Mental Health
Department of Health & Hospitals
P.O. Box 4049 – Bin #12
Baton Rouge, LA 70821-4049
            (504) 342-9524      

STATE MENTAL RETARDATION PROGRAM

Bruce Blaney, Assistant Secretary
Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities
Box 3117, Bin 21
Baton Rouge, LA 70821-3117
            (504) 342-0095      

STATE DEVELOPMENTAL
DISABILITIES PLANNING COUNCIL

Clarice Eichelberger, Executive Officer
Developmental Disabilities Council
P.O. Box 3455
Baton Rouge, LA 70821-3455
            (504) 342-6804      ;             (800) 922-DIAL       (In LA)

PROTECTION AND ADVOCACY AGENCY

Lois V. Simpson, Executive Director
Advocacy Center for the Elderly & Disabled
225 Baronne Street, Suite 2112
New Orleans, LA 70112-2112
            (504) 522-2337      ;             (800) 960-7705       (In LA)

CLIENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

Susan Howard, Director
Client Assistant Program
Advocacy Center for the Elderly and Disabled
225 Baronne Street, Suite 2112
New Orleans, LA 70112-2112
            (504) 522-2337      

PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL HEALTH CARE NEEDS

Judy Moore, Administrator
Handicapped Children’s Services
Office of Public Health
Department of Health & Human Resources
P.O. Box 60630, Room 607
New Orleans, LA 70160
            (504) 568-5055      

STATE AGENCY FOR VISUAL IMPAIRMENTS

Pat Bradshaw, Program Manager
Department of Social Services
LA Rehabilitation Service, Randolph Sheppard Program
8225 Florida Boulevard
Baton Rouge, LA 70806-4834
            (504) 925-4131      

PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH WHO ARE DEAF OR HARD OF HEARING

Jan Faulkner, Executive Director
LA Commission for the Deaf
8225 Florida Boulevard
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
            (504) 925-4178      
            (800) 256-1523      ;             (800) 543-2099       (TTY)

STATE EDUCATION AGENCY RURAL REPRESENTATIVE

Bennie McKay, Supervisor
Department of Education
Special Education
P.O. Box 599
Rayville, LA 71269

DISABILITY ORGANIZATIONS

Attention Deficit Disorder
To identify an ADD group in your state or locality, contact either:Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders (CH.A.D.D.)
499 NW 70th Avenue, Suite 101
Plantation, FL 33317
            (954) 587-3700      
            (800) 233-4050       (Voice mail to request information packet)
URL: http://www.chadd.org

Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA)
P.O. Box 972
Mentor, OH 44061
            (216) 350-9595      
            (800) 487-2282       (Voice mail to request information packet)
E-mail: NATLADDA@aol.com
URL: http://www.add.org

Brain Injury
William E. Moak, Executive Director
Head Injury Foundation
217 Buffwood Drive
Baker, LA 70714-3755
            (504) 775-2780      

Cerebral Palsy
Janet Ketcham, Executive Director
UCP of Baton Rouge – Children’s Developmental Center
1805 College Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
            (504) 923-3420      

Paul Bussell, Executive Director
UCP of Greater New Orleans
1000 Leonidas Street & Leake Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70118
            (504) 865-0003      

Epilepsy
Bernard Sellers, Executive Director
Epilepsy Council of Southeast LA
4840 Banks Street
New Orleans, LA 70119
            (504) 486-6326      ;             (800) 960-0587      

Learning Disabilities
Barbara Duchardt, Asst. Professor of Special Education
Northwestern State University
Teacher Education Center, Room 103A, Wing D
Natchitoches, LA 71497

Mental Health
Shannon Robshaw, Executive Director
Mental Health Association of Louisiana
200 Lafayette Street, Suite 423
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
            (504) 343-1921      

Bea Piker, President
LA Alliance for the Mentally Ill
P.O. Box 2547
Baton Rouge, LA 70821-2547
            (504) 343-6928      

Mental Retardation
Susan B. Bagot, Executive Director
Arc of LA
P.O. Box 65129
Baton Rouge, LA 70896-5129
            (504) 927-0764      

Speech and Hearing
Linda Rose, President
LA Speech-Language-Hearing Association
8550 United Plaza Boulevard, Suite 1001
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
            (504) 922-4619      

Spina Bifida
Spina Bifida Association of Greater New Orleans
P.O. Box 1346
Kenner, LA 70063
            (504) 737-5181      

OTHER DISABILITY ORGANIZATIONS

Daniel Underwood, President/CEO
Easter Seal Society of Louisiana for
Children and Adults
P.O. Box 8425
Metairie, LA 70011
            (504) 455-5533       (V/TTY)

STATE UNIVERSITY AFFILIATED PROGRAM

Robert E. Crow, Director
Human Development Center
LA State University Medical Center
1100 Florida Avenue, Building 138
New Orleans, LA 70119
            (504) 942-8200      

TECHNOLOGY-RELATED ASSISTANCE

Julie Nesbit, Executive Director
Louisiana Assistive Technology Access Network
P.O. Box 14115
Baton Rouge, LA 70898
            (504) 925-9500      ;             (800) 270-6185       (V/TTY)

PARENT TRAINING AND INFORMATION PROJECT

Leah Knight, Director
Project PROMPT
4323 Division Street, Suite 110
Metairie, LA 70002-3179
            (504) 888-9111      ;             (800) 766-7736       (in LA)
E-mail: fhfgno@ix.netcom.com

PARENT-TO-PARENT

Peggy Leblanc, Parent Coordinator
Parent-to-Parent of LA, Family Support Program
200 Henry Clay Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70118
            (800) 299-9511      , extension 4268

PARENT TEACHER ASSOCIATION (PTA)

Michael N. Johnson, President
Louisiana Parent-Teacher Association
1543 Del Plaza, Suite 13
Baton Rouge, LA 70815
            (504) 927-7382      


Louisiana Web
 

Disability Information  
Arc – New Orleans 
ARCO 
Friendship HouseCommunity  
Greater New Orleans Free-Net 
Louisiana State and Local Government 
Education 
Central Louisiana Area Health Education Center 
Educational Technology Review Center
Louisiana Alliance for Educational Reform Computers and Technology  
Chalmette Computer User’s Group
Family and Parenting 
Louisiana Federation of Families Health  
Central Louisiana Area Health Education Center 

Consumer Protection  
Better Business Bureau Serving Ark-La-Tex 
  

Job Training and Workplace  
UNO Small Business Development Center 
Xavier University Economic Development Center Children and Youth  
Girl Scouts of America   
New Orleans Council for Young Children 
YMCA of Greater New Orleans
Recovery, Addiction, and Abuse  
A.A. in Louisiana 
Compassionate Friends Baton Rouge 
Kingsley House   
Teen Challenge
Homelessness, Housing and Poverty  
Lafayette Habitat for Humanity 
Saint Vincent de Paul Society of New Orleans


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