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.

People of AC – Amy Lee Wilson

Photo of Amy Lee Wilson Meet AC Board Members Amy Lee Wilson!

ADA Celebrates 25 Years

ADA 25th Anniversary July 26, 2015 marks the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The ADA is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including jobs, schools, transportation, and all public and private places that are open to the general public.

AC Staff Present at National Disability Rights Conference

Photo of David Gallegos Each summer, the National Disability Rights Network's annual conference brings together staff of P&A agencies across the country to learn more about the issues people with disabilities face every day. AC staff members David Gallegos, Stephanie Patrick, and Ron Lospennato were invited to present at this year's conference, held on June 1-5 in Indianapolis, IN.

LA Legislature Passes Resolution Honoring Charles Tubre

Photo of Reading of Resolution During the recent legislative session, the Louisiana Senate and House of Representatives passed Resolution No. 8, honoring lifelong disability rights activist and long-time AC Program Director Charles Tubre, who died in December 2014.