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Note: The groups with a star (*) next to their names sponsored an advocacy training program by Pete and Pam Wright.

Admiral E. A. Barham, 33°, Scottish Rite Speech and Hearing Clinic
205 University Avenue
Monroe, LA 71203-3701
(318) 343-6388

American Foundation for the Blind-Southwest
260 Treadway Plaza, Exchange Park
Dallas, TX 75235
(214) 352-7222
E-mail: dallas@afb.net
Web: http://www.afb.org/

The Arc of Louisiana
P.O. Box 65129
Baton Rouge, LA 70896-5129
(225) 383-1033

Autism
Louisiana State Autism Chapter
4425 Annunciation Street
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 464-5733

* The Baton Rouge Autism Society
P. O. Box 1294
Prairieville, LA 70769
(225) 929-6544
E-mail: brasa@batonrougeasa.org
Web: www.batonrougeasa.org
We are a support group for families and persons affected by autism.

Baton Rouge Scottish Rite Childhood Learning Center
P.O. Box 15766
Baton Rouge, LA 70895-5766
(225) 275-0668

Children Unlimited EIP
437 East Mississippi Avenue
Ruston, LA 71270
(318) 255-9110; (800) 847-2505; Fax (318) 513-9110
E-mail: infant@bayou.com
Our services include special instruction, speech therapy, occupational therapy and family support and education.

Children with Exceptionalities Act (R.S. 17:1941 et seq.)
http://www.doe.state.la.us/DOE/specialpop/policy.htm

Client Assistance Program
The Advocacy Center
2620 Centenary Boulevard, Suite 248
Shreveport, LA 71104
(318) 227-1489; (800) 960-7705 (in LA only)
E-mail: dmirvis@advocacyla.org
Web: http://www.advocacyla.org/

Developmental Disabilities Access Line (DIAL)
c/o LA Developmental Disabilities Council
(800) 922-DIAL
Web: http://www.laddc.org/activities/dial/ddc.htm

Division of Special Populations Bulletins
There are 28 Bulletins from the division, which are not on-line except through the Department of Education. Even then, many are not available. All are listed, with links for .pdf downloads and a phone number to request those not on-line.

Note: These files are large and may take several minutes to download.

    1508 Pupil Appraisal Handbook
    (225) 342-1508
    Download

    1530 Louisiana IEP Handbook
    Phone: (225) 342-3640

    1532 The Early Childhood Special Education Handbook for Louisiana's Early Education Program
    (225) 342-1190

    1573 Complaint Management Procedures
    (225) 342-3661

    1575 Reference Handbook: Occupational and Physical Therapy in Louisiana Schools
    (225) 342-3730
    Download

    1617 Resource Manual for Administrators and Teachers of the Visually Impaired
    (225) 342-6110

    1641 Competency Testing for Adapted Physical Education
    (225) 342-3730

    1706 Subpart A Regulations for Students with Disabilities Phone: (225) 342-1508
    Download

    1717 Adapted Physical Education Curriculum Guide
    (225) 342-3730

    1807 A Resource Guide for Personnel Serving Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students
    (225) 342-6110

    1830 GUMBO: Games Uniting Mind and Body
    (225) 342-3730
    Download

    1869 Writing Measurable IEPs -- A Training Package
    (225) 342-3640

    1870/1871 Determining Eligibility for Extended School Year Programs/ Program Standards for Extended School Year Services
    (225) 342-3640

    1872 Extended School Year Program (ESYP) Handbook
    (225) 342-3640

    1879 Related Services in the Educational Setting
    (225) 342-3730

    1883 School-Based Therapy: A Parents' Guide
    (225) 342-3730
    Download

    1885 Clean Intermittent Catherization in the Educational Setting-- Guidelines for Implementation of Act 1048
    (225) 342-1190

    1891 Louisiana's Handbook for Gifted and Talented Students
    (225) 342-6110

    1909 Implementation of Act 760 of 1991 with Amendments of Act 469 of 1992, Guideline for Training: Noncomplex Health Procedures
    (225) 342-1190

    1912 The Student Outcome Guide: A Resource Manual for Technical Assistance Providers in Programs Serving Students with Severe Disabilities
    (225) 342-3640

    1921 Louisiana Special Education State Plan IDEA-Part B
    (225) 342-1508

    1922 Compliance Monitoring Procedures
    (225) 342-3661
    Download

    1927 Preschool Grant Application: Program for Children with Disabilities, ages 3-5
    (225) 342-1190

    1928 ChildNet: Louisiana's Early Intervention Program for Infants and Toddlers with Special Needs and Their Families
    (225) 342-1190

    1933 The LA Curriculum System: Process Guide for Developing Inclusive Functional Programs for Students with Severe Disabilities
    (225) 342-3640

    1886 Special Education Transportation Guide
    (225) 342-3661

    1706 Subpart B Regulations for Gifted/Talented Students
    (225) 342-6110
    Download

    1706 Regulations for Implementation of the Children with Exceptionalities Act ( R.S 17:1941 et seq.)
    (225) 342-1508
    Download

Down Syndrome Association of Greater New Orleans (DSAGNO)
Web: http://www.dsagno.com/

Easter Seals Louisiana
305 Baronne Street, Suite 400
New Orleans, LA 70112-1617
(504) 523-7325 (Voice/TTY)
(800) 695-7325 (Voice/TTY in LA only)
E-mail: DanUnderw1@aol.com

Epilepsy Foundation of Southeast Louisiana
3701 Canal Street, Suite H
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 486-6326; (800) 960-0587
E-mail: epileps@bellsouth.net

* Families Helping Families of Greater Baton Rouge
3060 Teddy Drive, Suite B
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
(225) 216-7474
(225) 216-7977 fax
1-866-216-7474 toll free
E-mail: FHFofGBR@msn.com
Web: www.fhfgbr.org

Families Helping Families of Southwest Louisiana
(Part of the statewide network)
2927 Hodges Street
Lake Charles, LA 70601
(337) 436-2570
E-mail: fhfswla@xspedius.net
Web: http://www.fhfla.org/

Family Voices Louisiana
1539 Jackson Avenue, Suite 200
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 299-9175
E-mail: familyla@bellsouth.net

Governor
Mike Foster, Jr.
P.O. Box 94004
Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9004
(225) 342-7015
Web: www.gov.state.la.us/

Governor's Office of Disability Affairs
P.O. Box 94004
Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9004
(225) 219-7550
E-mail: brackin@idsmail.com
Web: www.gov.state.la.us/disabilityaffairs/

Head Injury Foundation
217 W. Buffwood Drive
Baker, LA 70714-3755
(225) 775-2780
E-mail: wmoakbiala@aol.com

D. W. Jessen Scottish Rite Childhood Language Disorders Clinic
Scottish Rite Temple
619 Carondelet Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 522-3789

Learning Disabilities
Northwestern State University
Teacher Education Center, Room 103-A, Pod D
Natchitoches, LA 71497
(318) 357-5154
E-mail: duchardt@alpha.nsula.edu

Louisiana Assistive Technology Access Network
P.O. Box 14115
Baton Rouge, LA 70898-4115
Phone: (225) 925-9500 (V/TDD)
Phone: (800) 270-6185 (V/TDD)
FAX: (225) 925-9560
E-mail: jnesbit@latan.org
Web: http://www.latan.org/

Louisiana Capital Area CHADD
P.O. Box 1121
Baton Rouge, LA 70821-1121
(225) 261-0613
E-mail: lacachadd@hotmail.com
Web: http://www.lacachadd.org

Louisiana Department of Education
626 North Fourth Street
P. O. Box 94064
Baton Rouge, LA 70704-9064
(225) 342-3607
Fax: (225) 342-7316
Web: http://www.doe.state.la.us/

Louisiana Developmental Disabilities Council Access Line (DIAL)
Call 1-800-922-DIAL
Website: http://www.laddc.org/activities/dial/ddc.htm

Louisiana Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health
P.O. Box 4767
Shreveport, LA 71134-0767
(318) 227-2796
E-mail: lafofcmh@aol.com
Web: http://www.laffcmh.com/

Louisiana Occupational Therapy Association
P.O. Box 14806
Baton Rouge, LA 70898
(225) 291-4014
E-mail: lotassoc@aol.com
Web: www.healthcaresource.com/lota

Louisiana Parent-Teacher Association
201 Brookter
Slidell, LA 70461
(504) 649-3108
E-mail: jkhuse201@aol.com
Web: http://www.lapta.org/

Louisiana Special Student Populations
(225) 342-3633
http://www.doe.state.la.us/DOE/asps/home.asp?I=DSP

Louisiana Speech-Language-Hearing Association
8550 United Plaza Boulevard, Suite 1001
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
(225) 922-4512
E-mail: lsha@pncpa.com
Web: http://www.lsha.org/

Mental Health Association in Louisiana
200 Lafayette Street, Suite 709
Baton Rouge, LA 70801
(225) 343-1921
E-mail: MHAL1@aol.com
Web: http://www.mhal.org/

Mental Health Association in Southwest Louisiana
P.O. Box 805
Lake Charles, LA 70602-0805
(337) 582-1430
E-mail: melliott61@juno.com

Mercy Family Center
Stewart Clark
110 Veterans Blvd, Suite 425
Metairie, LA 70005
(504) 838-8283; Fax: (504) 838-9799
E-mail: sclark@mercyfamilycenter.com
Web: http://www.mercyfamilycenter.com
Mercy Family Center is an outpatient behavioral health clinic with locations in the Greater New Orleans area and on the North Shore.

NAMI Louisiana
11762 S. Harrell's Ferry Road, Suite D
Baton Rouge, LA 70816
(225) 292-6928
Web: www.nami.org/laami

Office of State Coordinator of Vocational Education for Students with Disabilities
Division of Adult Education
Louisiana Department of Education
P.O. Box 94064
Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9064
(225) 219-9333
E-mail: pmerrick@mail.doe.state.la.us
Web: http://www.louisianaschools.net/

Orton Dyslexia Society-Louisiana Branch
President
P.O. Box 14700
Baton Rouge, LA 70898
(504) 488-0909

Programs for Children with Disabilities: Ages 3 through 5
Division of Special Populations
Louisiana State Department of Education
P.O. Box 94064
Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9064
(225) 342-1190
E-mail: edjohnson@mail.doe.state.la.us
Web: http://www.doe.state.la.us/

Programs for Children with Special Health Care Needs
Children's Special Health Services
Office of Public Health
Department of Health and Hospitals
P.O. Box 60630, Room 607
New Orleans, LA 70160
(504) 568-5055
E-mail: lrose@dhh.state.la.us

Programs for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities: Ages Birth through 2
Infant/Toddler Program
Division of Special Populations
Louisiana State Department of Education
P.O. Box 94064
Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9064
(225) 342-1190
E-mail: edjohnson@mail.doe.state.la.us
Web: http://www.doe.state.la.us/

Project PROMPT
4323 Division Street, Suite 110
Metairie, LA 70124-3179
(504) 888-9111; (800) 766-7736
E-mail: fhfgno@ix.netcom.com
Web: www.projectprompt.com

Protection and Advocacy Agency
The Advocacy Center
225 Baronne Street, Suite 2112
New Orleans, LA 70112-2112
(504) 522-2337; (800) 960-7705 (in LA only)
E-mail: lsimpson@advocacyla.org
Web: http://www.advocacyla.org/

Pyramid Parent Training Program
4101 Fontainbleau Dr.
New Orleans, LA 70125
(504) 827-0610
Email: Dmarkey404@aol.com

Regional ADA Technical Assistance Agency
Southwest Disability and Business Technical Assistance Center of Independent Living Research Utilization
2323 South Shepard Boulevard, Suite 1000
Houston, TX 77019
(713) 520-0232; (713) 520-5136 (TTY)
E-mail: swdbtac@ilru.org

Scottish Rite Childhood Language Disorders Clinic
Scottish Rite Temple
725 Cotton Street
Shreveport, LA 71101
(318) 221-9713

Spina Bifida Association of Greater New Orleans
P.O. Box 1346
Kenner, LA 70063
(504) 737-5181
E-mail: sbagno@email.com
Web: www.geocities.com/hotsprings/villa/8000/

State Agency for the Deaf or Hard of Hearing
Lousiana Commission for the Deaf
8225 Florida Boulevard
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
(225) 925-4175
(800) 256-1523; (800) 543-2099 (TTY)
E-mail: jfaulkner@lrs.dss.state.la.us
Web: http://www.dss.state.la.us/

State Agency for the Visually Impaired
Blind Services
Department of Social Services
Louisiana Rehabilitation Services
8225 Florida Boulevard
Baton Rouge, LA 70806-4834
(225) 925-4131; (225) 925-3594
E-mail: smitchell@lrs.dss.state.la.us

State Department of Education: Special Education
Division of Special Populations
Louisiana State Department of Education
P.O. Box 94064
Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9064
(225) 342-3633
E-mail: vberidon@mail.doe.state.la.us
Web: http://www.doe.state.la.us/

State Developmental Disabilities Planning Council
Louisiana Developmental Disabilities Council
P.O. Box 3455
Baton Rouge, LA 70821-3455
(225) 342-6804; (800) 922-3425 (In LA)
E-mail: swinchel@dhh.state.la.us
Web: http://www.laddc.org/

State Education Agency Rural Representative
Richland Parish School Board
Special Education
P.O. Box 599
Rayville, LA 71269
(318) 728-5964

State Mediation System
Department of Education
Division of Special Populations
P.O. Box 94064
Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9064
(225) 342-3661
E-mail: Edunlap@mail.doe.state.la.us
Web: http://www.doe.state.la.us/

State Mental Health Agency
Office of Mental Health
Department of Health and Hospitals
P.O. Box 4049 - BIN 12
Baton Rouge, LA 70821-4049
(225) 342-9238

State Mental Health Representative for Children and Youth
Child and Adolescent Services Development
Office of Mental Health
Department of Health and Hospitals
P.O. Box 4049 - Bin 12
Baton Rouge, LA 70821-4049
(225) 342-2548
E-mail: rboudre@dhh.state.la.us

State Mental Retardation Program
Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities
P.O. Box 3117, Bin 21
Baton Rouge, LA 70821-3117
(225) 342-0095
E-mail: rjetson@dhh.state.la.us

State Vocational Rehabilitation Agency
Department of Social Services
Louisiana Rehabilitation Services
8225 Florida Boulevard
Baton Rouge, LA 70806-4834
(225) 925-4131
E-mail: mnelson@lrs.dss.state.la.us
Web: www.dss.state.la.us/offlrs/

Technology-Related Assistance
Louisiana Assistive Technology Access Network
P.O. Box 14115
Baton Rouge, LA 70898
(225) 925-9500; (800) 270-6185 (V/TTY)
E-mail: cpourciav@latan.org
Web: http://www.latan.org/

University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities
Human Development Center
School of Allied Health Professions
LSU Health Sciences Center
1100 Florida Avenue, Building 138
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 942-8200; (504) 942-5900 (TDD/TTY)
E-mail: hdcinfo@hdc.lsumc.edu
Web: http://www.hdc.lsumc.edu/

UCP of Baton Rouge - Children's Developmental Center
1805 College Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
(225) 923-3420
E-mail: CDCJanet@aol.com

UCP of Greater New Orleans
1000 Leonidas Street and Leake Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70118
(504) 865-0003
E-mail: ucpgno@aol.com

Up With Downs
450 Railsback Rd
Shreveport, LA 71106
(318) 797-8575
E-mail: dcajng@yahoo.com
Web: www.upwithdowns.com

VSA arts of Louisiana
Department of Education
2758-D Brightside Lane
Baton Rouge, LA 70820
(225) 761-4243 (V/TTY)
E-mail: everrettp@aol.com

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