The Autism Society Of Greater New Orleans creates connections, empowering everyone in the Autism community with the resources needed to live fully. Their vision is to create a world where everyone in the Autism community is connected to the support they need when they need it.
As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, the mission of the Brain Injury Association of Louisiana is to be the statewide resource for those impacted by brain and/or spinal cord injuries. Because of their proven efforts in advocacy, awareness, education, prevention, and services, they are the organization that professionals, families, and individuals living with brain and/or spinal cord injuries turn to for help, hope, and healing.
The work at Conquering CHD fights for all congenital heart disease patients and their families, from prenatal diagnosis through adulthood, and those families who have lost loved ones. Patients and families representing all states, races, ethnicities, ages, and all types of CHD are part of our organization.
The Louisiana Council for Exceptional Children (LACEC) is a community of educators and partners in learning dedicated to advancing the success of students with exceptionalities in Louisiana. As a local CEC Unit, LACEC’s mission is to improve, through excellence and advocacy, the education and quality of life for children and youth with exceptionalities and/or special needs and to enhance the engagement of their families.
Down Syndrome Association of Greater New Orleans is a non-profit, 501c3 organization. Their members include individuals with Down syndrome, their families, friends, and the therapeutic, medical, and educational professionals who provide services throughout our community.
Exceptional Parents Magazine offers advice and educational information for families of children and adults with disabilities and special healthcare needs, as well as to professionals.
Families Helping Families of Greater New Orleans (FHF of GNO) is a family-directed resource center serving the entire state of Louisiana since 1991. They provide information and referral, training and education, and peer-to-peer support on issues related to disability. FHF of GNO is also home to the Louisiana Parent Training and Information Center, a federal education grant that provides training and support to families throughout Louisiana on special education and transition topics.
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren of Louisiana is an organization dedicated to offering both information and support to grandparent and other kinship caregivers and their families. They are a 501c3 non-profit organization committed to serving these families in any way that they can.
At Lighthouse Louisiana their mission is to empower people with disabilities through services, employment, and advocacy. Their state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in New Orleans and Baton Rouge create jobs for people who are blind. Proceeds from the sales of high-quality, commercially competitive products help fund services for people who are blind, Deaf, and who have other disabilities.
Have you or your child just been diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis? We know it can feel hard to know where to start, so we’ve collected a few key items to help you. We welcome you to this amazing community.
Whether you or a loved one are newly diagnosed or have had MS for many years, this is the right place to get connected. The National MS Society is working toward a world free of MS. People affected by MS can live their best lives as we stop MS in its tracks, restore what has been lost, and end MS forever.
LaCAN (Louisiana Council’s Advocacy Network) advocates 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.
The Council engages in advocacy, systems change, and capacity-building activities that contribute to a coordinated, individual and family-centered, individual and family-directed comprehensive system of community services, individualized supports, and other forms of assistance that enable individuals with developmental disabilities to exercise self-determination, be independent, be productive and be integrated and included in all facets of community life.
LAdisABILITY Talk is a Facebook Page where we can Talk Every Day All Day! LAdisABILITY Talk is an ongoing conversation between members. It is an open forum for asking and answering questions, exchanging ideas, sharing news, events, and much more. LAdisABILITY Talk is NOT private. It’s an open page for others to join. You, parents of a child with disabilities, self-advocates, professionals that work with individuals with disabilities, and individuals who advocate for people with disabilities in Louisiana.
The Louisiana Human Development Center serves as a resource to people with disabilities, families, service providers, educators, and policy-makers. From individuals to systems, we build capacity and inspire change throughout the life cycle to ensure that people with disabilities are able to participate fully in all aspects of community life.
People First of Louisiana supports people with disabilities to empower themselves in becoming effective decision-makers, gain more independence, and enjoy life as equal citizens of the United States of America.
Spina Bifida of Louisiana is a non-profit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization for the expressed purpose of providing support to individuals with spina bifida, and their families in Louisiana, and increasing awareness about spina bifida and its prevention.