New Orleans' First Wheelchair Accessible Taxicab Now In Service

After more than 3 years of advocating for accessible cab services in New Orleans, people who use wheelchairs or scooters can now schedule a cab to take them to their destination like everyone else.

Friends of the Advocacy Center - Join Today!

FoAC Logo The Friends of the Advocacy Center (FoAC) is a community of volunteers working in partnership with the Advocacy Center to support and sustain its mission to protect, empower, and advocate for people with disabilities and seniors throughout Louisiana.Volunteer opportunities include community outreach, special events, fundraising, policy issues, pro bono legal services, and landscaping.

2014 Diversity Works Job Fairs

On October 1, 2014, people with disabilities, employers, and representatives from the Advocacy Center, Louisiana Workforce Commission, Louisiana Rehabilitation Council, and LA Department of Health and Hospitals kicked off National Disability Employment Awareness Month by gathering on the steps of the Louisiana Capitol to call attention to the importance of employment for people with disabilities.

"Expect, Employ, Empower" - October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month

On October 1, 2014, people with disabilities, employers, and representatives from the Advocacy Center, Louisiana Workforce Commission, Louisiana Rehabilitation Council, and LA Department of Health and Hospitals kicked off National Disability Employment Awareness Month by gathering on the steps of the Louisiana Capitol to call attention to the importance of employment for people with disabilities.

New Overtime Rules for Direct Services Workers a Concern for People with Disabilities

On January 1, 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor will institute new overtime regulations for direct service workers. These changes could have a negative impact on people with disabilities who received home and community-based services, and could lead to unnecessary institutionalization. The Advocacy Center recently recommended several actions to the LA Department of Health and Hospitals regarding these changes.

People of AC – Zane Richardson

Photo of Zane Richardson Meet Zane Richardson, Administrative Assistant!