Help Empower People with Disabilities Through AC's Empowerment Academy

Empowerment AcademyIn 2016, the Advocacy Center of Louisiana will launch its Empowerment Academy, the sole purpose of which is to provide adults with disabilities and their families the knowledge and skills they need to successfully assert their rights and get the results they want. Donate to AC's "Empowerment Academy" Campaign today!

CLE: Plugging the School-to-Prison Pipeline: Special Education Basics" on December 4th

This CLE will provide private bar attorneys with the basic information, training, and resources needed to represent Special Education clients.

Dept. of Labor Overtime Regulations Create Confusion and Uncertainty

On October 13, 2015, U.S. Department of Labor changes to overtime regulations for direct support professionals (DSPs) went into effect. This change includes personal care attendants and direct service workers. Now, with some exceptions, DSPs are entitled to time and a half payment for any hours over 40 worked in one week.

State to Integrate Behavioral Health Services into Bayou Health

On December 1, 2015, Medicaid-funded behavioral health services will be transitioned to Bayou Heath.

State Freezes Waiver Slots

The LA Dept. of Health & Hospitals has frozen New Opportunities (NOW), Children's Choice, and Supports Waiver slots to address a mid-year budget deficit.

Election 2015: Candidates' Views on Disability Issues

On Saturday, November 21, 2015, Louisianans will head to the polls to elect a new Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and Secretary of State, as well as candidates for the Senate, House of Representatives, and local offices. Learn these candidates' views on issues that affect people with disabilities and seniors through video interviews and surveys.