Staff with 26+ Years of Service! They are, from left: Suzanne Chevallier, Client Advocate (26 years); Sharia Collins, Intake Specialist (30 years); Ellen Katz, Attorney (34 years); Steve Kauffman, Legislative & Systems Advocacy Support Specialist (36 years); Ken Kolb, Attorney (28 years); Jackie Sanchez, Intake Specialist Coordinator (30 years); and Lois Simpson, Executive Director (37 years).
On November 4, 2014 Louisianans will make a critical decision on Constitutional Amendment #1. This amendment further restricts budget flexibility in Louisiana, putting healthcare for people with disabilities and seniors at risk.
Advocacy Center Attorney Susan Meyers recently worked with the New Orleans City Planning Commission (CPC) to establish a reasonable accommodations policy within the City's Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance. This policy establishes a process by which people with disabilities can make land use and design requests to the City in order to better use and access housing.
October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM2014). Throughout the month of October, the Advocacy Center will working with a coalition of organizations to promote employment of people with disabilities.
On Tuesday, November 4, 2014, voters across Louisiana will head to the polls to select a U.S. Senator and Representative, candidates for local offices, and vote on a number of Constitutional Amendments and propositions. To vote in this important election, you must be registered by October 6, 2014.
A federal civil rights lawsuit filed on August 14, 2014, seeks a court order to provide individuals with mental illness who are incarcerated in parish jails access to mental health treatment ordered by the court.