The Advocacy Center welcomes four new members to its Board of Directors: Jason Durham of Clinton; Anita Gray and Revonda Kirby of Baton Rouge; and Gloria Mays of Ruston.
On January 20th, Governor Bobby Jindal announced his Fiscal Year 2015 Executive Budget for Louisiana. Initial analysis of the budget shows both positives (home and community-based services; ABA therapy) and negatives (job training/placement cuts) for people with disabilities.
We are only $1,200 away from our goal of $5,000 to host a website where anyone can search for accessible places in Louisiana, and review them, too! Join AC's "Go Where You Wanna Go" Campaign so Louisiana will be more welcoming to everyone!
The Impact Fund, located in Berkeley, California, has awarded a grant to the Advocacy Center and the Promise of Justice Center to support initial research and consultation with expert witnesses in a case yet to be filed.
Meet Rachael Maddox, AC Community Living Ombudsman!
The Advocacy Center's web-based telephone system allowed administrative and intake staff to take calls from home during the winter storm that blew through LA on January 28-29. More than 400 client calls were answered, including one regarding an emergency school expulsion.