AC Says Farewell to Board President Dale Higgins

Photo of Lois Simpson and Dale Higgins Dale Higgins, who has served as President of AC's Board for the past three years, as Treasurer before that, and as a board member since 2008, resigned from his post to avoid any appearance of conflict of interest. He recently accepted the position of Deputy Director of the Metropolitan Human Services District.

State to Begin Electronic Visit Verification for Personal Care Workers in September 2015

In mid-September, the state will implement Electronic Visit Verification (EVV), a new verification system for most Medicaid-funded personal care workers. The change will affect most people who receive Medicaid-funded personal care services through the state’s home and community-based waivers or through the long-term personal care services program.

People of AC – Kathryn Fernandez

Photo of Kathryn Fernandez Meet AC Attorney Kathryn Fernandez!

AC Hosts Disability Rights Leaders for Full Staff In-Service

Photo of 2015 In-Service Panel AC's 2015 full staff In-Service, held on July 24, 2015, included a keynote address on the progress of the disability rights movement by Curt Decker, Executive Director of National Disability Rights Network, and a panel discussion on disability rights. Panel participants, pictured here, left to right: Curt Decker; Elmer Cerano, Michigan Protection and Advocacy Service, Inc.; Vicki Smith, Disability Rights North Carolina; and Rocky Nichols, Disability Rights Center of Kansas.

AC Obtains Settlement for Man with Mental Illness Injured in Orleans Parish Prison

The Advocacy Center of Louisiana recently represented a former Marine who suffered a life-altering brain injury three years ago at Orleans Parish Prison. A settlement was announced on Monday, July 27, 2015, the day the lawsuit had been set for trial.

AC Launches Access LA Mobile App for People with Mobility Impairments

Access LA The Advocacy Center of Louisiana today launched Access LA, its new mobile application for people with mobility impairments. This mobile app, the first of its kind in Louisiana, will help people with mobility impairments find out the accessibility of restaurants, retail, and public venues across the state.