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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.

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

The Louisiana Care Planning Council (LaCPC) lists companies and individual providers on this website who help families deal with the crisis and burden of long term care. One purpose of this website is to educate the public on the need for care planning before a crisis occurs. A second purpose is to provide, in one place, all of the available government and private services for eldercare. Finally, our ultimate mission is to offer a trusted listing service that the public will recognize and turn to for expert help in dealing with the challenges of long term care.

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.  Contact a Disability Resource Coordinator (DRC).

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.

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: 

  • 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.



Additional Services and Programs 
To Assist Persons With Disabilities
Serving The Northwest Louisiana Region and City of Shreveport 

City of Shreveport  -  Neighborhood Associations
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.

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.

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.




People First of Louisiana

  • Is a self advocacy group run by people with disabilities, for people with disabilities.
  • Where people learn to speak up for themselves about decisions they make.
  • Members can connect with others in their community, across the nation and around the world.
  • Members learn about their rights and responsibilities as citizens of the United States of America.

People First of Louisiana

  • Is a self advocacy group run by people with disabilities, for people with disabilities.
  • Where people learn to speak up for themselves about decisions they make.
  • Members can connect with others in their community, across the nation and around the world.
  • Members learn about their rights and responsibilities as citizens of the United States of America.

ADA Web Search Portal   

The ADA Web Search Portal is a focused search of important websites that contain information about the ADA. 
The purpose of the Portal is to connect individuals with high quality information about the Americans with Disabilities Act 
and to assist individuals in answering ADA questions.

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