ADA | Resources and Services Useful Links
- ADA | Assistance For the Blind
- ADA | National Association for the Deaf
- ADA | Federal Agencies and Assistance
- ADA | Wheelchairs, Mobility Aids, and Other Power-Driven Mobility Devices
- ADA | Emergency Preparedness for the Hearing Impaired
- ADA | Emergency Preparedness for the Blind
- ADA | Disaster Safety for People with Disabilities (Red Cross)
- ADA | Baby Proofing Your Home When Your Child is Blind | Adapting Your Home for a Child who is Blind or Vision Impaired
- ADA | Ideas and Solution for Making Your Home Accessible
Organizations Providing Services for
Persons with Disabilities:
Education- Legal- Senior/Elderly - Training/Employment Opportunity- Independent Living Program and many other services and coordination of services.
New Horizons Independent Living Center
Established in 1984, New Horizons Independent Living Center is a private non-profit, non- residential, consumer-controlled, community based organization serving the 29 parishes of North Louisiana, with offices in Shreveport, Alexandria, and Monroe.
When In Shreveport, visit their Consumer Center to take advantage of accessible computers and training, as well as groups social events. The Consumer Center is available for meeting of disability-related groups.
The Arc Caddo-Bossier
The Arc Caddo-Bossier is a private, non-profit agency that provides an array of services and supportive programs, for infants, children, and adults with developmental disabilities and their families.
Building Unlimited Opportunities for People with Disabilities.
ThinkFirst of the Ark-La-Tex is a state chapter of the ThinkFirst National Injury Prevention Foundation. Founded in 1996, the Ark-La-Tex Chapter of ThinkFirst has shared injury prevention education with more than 206,000 children, youth, and adults.
Our Mission: Nationally and locally is to prevent brain, spinal cord and other traumatic injuries through education, research, and advocacy.
LSUS - Disability Services:
LSUS is committed to making students with disabilities full participants in its programs, services, and activities through its compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. Student Development assists both students with disabilities and the University in accomplishing this goal.
The primary objective of services is to ensure accessibility of the University's programs and services so that students with disabilities persist toward their academic goals
Louisiana Disability Legal Resource Information
This site is a joint effort of The Arc of Louisiana and the ILRU (Independent Living Research Utilization) project to connect legal professionals, human service professionals, advocates, Louisianans with disabilities and their families.
The Arc of Louisiana recognized the need for an online resource to share current and accurate information on legal and disability issues, terminology and available resources between the criminal justice and human service systems.Louisiana Workforce Commission
Disability Employment Initiative
The goal of the DEI (Disability Employment Initiative) is to improve education, training and employment opportunities and outcomes of youth and adults with disabilities who are unemployed, underemployed and/or receiving Social Security disability benefits.
Learn more about this year’s Diversity Works Job Fairs geared to connect individuals with disabilities with employers looking to hire and diversify their workforce.
Helping Individuals Reach Employment (HIRE)
- Are disabled according to the Social Security Administration’s definition.
- Have corrected vision no better than 20/200
Reasonable Modification Under Fair Housing Act
The Act makes it unlawful for a housing provider or homeowners' association to refuse to allow a reasonable modification to the premises when such a modification may be necessary to afford persons with disabilities full enjoyment of the premises.
Lighthouse Louisiana offers a variety of services to help individuals of all ages who are blind, visually impaired and who have other disabilities. Our Mission is to provide the tools for independent, self reliance and success, regardless of disability.
Samaritan Multi-Services Centered on Living (SMCL)
Foundation & Associates, was formed to improved the quality of life for military veterans and citizens with disabilities, as well as others who are economically challenged. With a home base in New Orleans, La.
In the spirit of being public servants, SMCL develops and conducts Adaptive/Paralympic Sports and other multi services.
- A Guide to Disability Rights Laws
- Access to Medical Care for People with Disabilities
- ADA Official Website
- ADA Technical Assistance Programs
- Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC)
- Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), although not a learning disability, can affect one's ability to succeed.
- AUCD (Association of University Centers on Disabilities
- Caddo Parish Assistance Programs
- How is FEMA facilitating accessible emergency management?
- How to Apply for LA Medicaid and LaCHIP
- Reasonable Accommodations for People with Learning Disability
- Shreveport Social Security Disability Resources
- Top ADA Frequently Asked Questions
- What is (American with Disabilities Act) ADA
To Assist Persons With Disabilities
Join with Your Local Neighborhood Associations - Make your contribution and connections within the community.
City of Shreveport - Community Development > Programs
Shreveport Social Security Disability Resources
In order to qualify for social security disability in Shreveport, LA you must be an eligible worker who has suffered an injury that either renders you permanently disabled or unable to perform the essential functions of your job for at least 12 months. The application and review process to qualify for Shreveport social security disability is a lengthy process that begins when you submit your application to the Social Security Administration (SSA) for review either at a local Louisiana SSA field office or online.
Families Helping Families Region 7
Families Helping Families Region 7 vision is to strengthen, support, and empower individuals with disabilities or special needs and their families.
We serve the parishes of Bienville, Bossier, Caddo, Claiborne, Desoto, Natchitoches, Red River, Sabine, and Webster.
Louisiana Developmental Disabilities Council (LaDDC)
The 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.
People First of Louisiana
People First of Louisiana Supports people with disabilities to empower themselves in becoming effective decision makers, to gain more independent, and enjoy life as equal citizens of the United State of America.
Guide for Online Colleges and Disabilities
According to the National Center for Education Statistics, roughly 11 percent of all undergraduate students report having some form of disability. With an estimated 20.2 million students enrolled in American colleges in 2015, it's safe to extrapolate that there are over 2 million students with disabilities currently attending higher education institution nationwide.
LaCAN (Louisiana Council’s Advocacy Network)
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.Disability License Plate and Placards in Louisiana
Veterans Disability Benefits (USA.Gov)
Learn about types of benefits available to some veterans with disabilities. These include compensation, pensions, and grants for veterans with certain service-connected disabilities as well as pensions for some veterans 65 and older and grants for vets with age-related disabilities
Louisiana state agencies and organizations offer disability grants or other funds to persons with disabilities, or they assist with tracking down and securing such financial aid. These are crucial resources for state residents who need help getting handicapped-accessible transportation. Some can even be applied to accessibility modifications, including access ramps, scooter or wheelchair lifts, turning automotive seating systems and hand controls for adaptive driving.