This CLE, presented by the Advocacy Center with guests from the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals and Metropolitan Human Services District will provide private bar attorneys with all of the information and training needed to represent APS clients.
Staff with 16-25 Years of Service! They are, from left: Nell Hahn, Director of Litigation & Systems Advocacy (17 years); Sharon Eubanks, Client Advocate (20 years); Sarah Voigt, Director of Legal Services (18 years); Linda Carter, Accounting Assistant (24 years); Helen Burks, Ombudsman (16 years); Ginger VanWart, Intake Specialist (25 years); and Glyn Butler, Client Advocate (17 years).
Contact AC staff at 1-800-960-7705 with questions or complaints regarding disability-related voting issues. Hotline will be open on November 4, 2014 from 6:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m., and during normal AC business hours Wednesday through Friday, November 5-7, 2014.
After more than 3 years of advocating for accessible cab services in New Orleans, people who use wheelchairs or scooters can now schedule a cab to take them to their destination like everyone else.
The Friends of the Advocacy Center (FoAC) is a community of volunteers working in partnership with the Advocacy Center to support and sustain its mission to protect, empower, and advocate for people with disabilities and seniors throughout Louisiana.Volunteer opportunities include community outreach, special events, fundraising, policy issues, pro bono legal services, and landscaping.
On October 1, 2014, people with disabilities, employers, and representatives from the Advocacy Center, Louisiana Workforce Commission, Louisiana Rehabilitation Council, and LA Department of Health and Hospitals kicked off National Disability Employment Awareness Month by gathering on the steps of the Louisiana Capitol to call attention to the importance of employment for people with disabilities.