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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
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)
For additional information on the federal DEI program, visit http://www.dol.gov/odep/topics/DEI.htm.
Louisiana Department of Health - MEDICAID
You may also qualify for Medicaid coverage if you:
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.
Family Solution Autism Center
The Autism Center is dedicated to providing the most comprehensive treatment for children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
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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
If you are a Louisiana resident with a temporary or permanent disability, you can apply for a disabled parking permit.
The Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles (OMV) issues placards (also called hang tags) as well as license plates for people with disabilities.
Volunteers of American (North Louisiana)
For 80 years, Volunteers of America North Louisiana has taken on the most difficult tasks to serve those in need. IN North and Central Louisiana, our work focus on children and families, people with disabilities, veterans and senior adults.
Southern University Shreveport
Disability Support Services
The mission of Disability Services is to facilitate the process of academic accommodations for students with disabilities and work in collaboration with other University departments in an effort to ensure full participation in all activities, programs, and services of Southern University At Shreveport.
National Council on Disabilities
NCD (National Council on Disabilities) is an independent federal agency charged with advising the President, Congress, and other federal agencies regarding policies, programs, practices, and procedures that affect people with disabilities. (Read more)
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.
IRS Tax Credits and Deductions
Follow above link to learn more about the tax credit and tax deduction provisions to assist businesses with complying with the ADA.
Section 44 of the IRS Code allows a tax credit for small businesses and Section 190 of the IRS Code allows a tax deduction for all businesses
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