3/19/12 - 10:00 AM by Pamela Fisher
On Tuesday, March 20th, 2012 the Advocacy Center released the results of a three year investigation into conditions at facilities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities across the state, When A House Is Not A Home: An investigation into conditions, care, and treatment in select group homes for people with intellectual disabilities in Louisiana.
Read more … AC Investigation Reveals Serious Neglect at Group Homes Across the State
3/18/12 - 09:00 PM by Pamela Fisher
The Work Incentives Planning Assistance (WIPA) and Protection and Advocacy for Beneficiaries of Social Security (PABSS) programs are in jeopardy. These programs provide vital information and assistance to people with disabilities who want to work, and must be re-authorized by Congress immediately or they will end. Find out how to take action and urge your Congressman to re-authorize WIPA and PABSS!
Read more … Take Action: Help Save Employment Programs for People with Disabilities!
3/16/12 - 03:00 PM by Pamela Fisher
On Saturday, March 24th, Louisianians will go to the polls to select Republican and Democratic presidential nominees. Voters in some parishes, including Orleans, will also vote on local and parish-wide races. Read on for more information on this election, to find your polling place, and to view ballots.
Read more … Louisianians Speak Out: Vote on Presidential Candidates on March 24th
3/2/12 - 11:22 AM by Pamela Fisher
Final approval has been granted for the Department of Health and Hospitals' (DHH) settlement in a class action brought by Medicaid beneficiaries of the Long-Term Personal Care Services (LT-PCS) Program, expanding access to the Community Choice Waiver Program to more class members. The plaintiffs in this case were represented by the Advocacy Center, co-counsel Steven F. Gold, and AARP Foundation Litigation.
Read more … Final Approval Granted on Settlement in Suit over Personal Care Services