LaHipp Continues Until Further Notice

Though Louisiana Medicaid had planned to end the La HIPP program effective July 1, 2015, it decided on Monday, June 29th to rescind the action and continue the program until further notice.

2015 Legislative Update as of 06/08/15

Click to read about the Louisiana House and Senate Bills we have prioritized for support, concerning such issues as protection of home and community-based supports and services, protection of people with disabilities and seniors from discrimination, and funding/protections for children in special education.

People of AC – Susan Gibbens

Photo of Susan Gibbens Meet AC Volunteer Susan Gibbens!

AC Awards Jazz Fest Tickets to Couple with Disabilities

John and Pam Darby at Jazz FestOn May 3, 2015, John and Pam Darby attended the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival through AC's Community Outreach Program. Click to read about their day.

AC Welcomes New Staff Members

Photo of New StaffAdvocacy Center welcomes three new staff members! Pictured, from left: Yvonne Bell, Community Living Ombudsman; Ashley Volion, Policy Assistant; and Jonathan Trunnell, Attorney.

Critical Domestic Priorities in Louisiana At Risk if U.S. House Budget Passes

This week, House appropriators consider the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill. Some of the many issues the bill would negatively affect are availability of affordable housing; efforts to end homelessness; critical transportation programs; and education for children with disabilities. Click to read more.