Welcome to LSU Health Human Development Center

Who Are We?

The Human Development Center (HDC) was established in 1974 and became a University Centers of Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, Education, Research and Service (UCEDD) in 1984. HDC is a member of AUCD , a national network of 67 UCEDD programs.
The Mission of the Human Development Center (HDC) is to provide leadership and innovation in interdisciplinary education, community service, research, and to disseminate information to strengthen and increase the capacity of local communities to support and include individuals with [developmental] disabilities and their families in all aspects of life in the community.

Association of University Centers on Disabilities, AUCD, News and Updates
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LSU Health Sciences Center Human Development Center
411 S. Prieur
New Orleans, Louisiana 70112
(504) 556-7585
Fax:(504) 556-7574

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Tuesdays with Liz: Disability Policy for All, ESEA reauthorization and Julie Petty Interview

In this week’s edition of “Tuesdays with Liz: Disability Policy for All”, Liz Weintraub talks about the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. This more accessible policy brief is intended to highlight major issues discussed in AUCD Disability Policy News In Brief in a way that is easy to understand.
In a follow up to last week’s episode Liz interviews Julie Petty the chair of the President’s Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities.

It's time to end segregation of special education students, professors say

LAWRENCE — The time has finally come to end the separation of special education and general education students, researchers at the University of Kansas argue in a new publication. Not only does research show that all students have higher achievement in fully integrated environments, but support and public policy for schools to make such a switch are coming into place as well.

Click link to read the rest of the article: Read Article

DD Council membership

The Council is currently recruiting applicants from Regions I and X (Orleans, St. Bernard, Plaquemines and Jefferson parishes) for an immediate vacancy. The deadline for applications in order to be considered for this position has been extended to February 15, 2015. Applicants must be an individual with a developmental disability.

For more information on DD Council membership and to apply: http://laddc.org/content.cfm?id=335

Sparkle Camp 2015

Parents, Children, HDC Faculty and staff, Graduate Students, and Volunteers who attended the 2015 SPARKLE Camp and Workshop held at the Human Development Center January 15-17, 2015.

Upcoming Training & Events
Digging Deeper into UDL
March 17, 2015

This session will build on the basics learned in the Meeting the Common Core State Standards through Universal Design for Learning workgroup. Strategies for addressing CCSS in general education settings will be discussed as well as troubleshooting issues that may arise.

Supported Employment 40 Hour CORE Training Certificate

New Orleans - March 17, 18, 19 & 25 (1/2 day)
LSU HSC Human Development Center
411 S. Prieur St., New Orleans, LA 70112

Lafayette - May 12, 13, 14 & 20 (1/2 day online)
LRS Regional Office
825 Kaliste Saloom Rd., Brandywine VI, Suite 350 Lafayette, LA 70508

Shreveport - June 9, 10, 11 & 24 (1/2 day online)
Location TBD

15 hour Supported Employment Trainings Statewide:

Managing SE Programs
Job Developer Clinic
SSA Benefits and Work Incentives
Assessment Clinic

New Orleans
SSA Benefits and Work Incentives - Nov 19, 2014
Assessment Clinic - July 15, 2015

Baton Rouge
Job Developer Clinic - January 14, 2015
SSA Benefits & Work Incentives - March 11, 2015
Assessment Clinic - August 12, 2015

Managing SE Programs - April 15, 2015
Job Developer Clinic - April 16, 2015
SSA Benefits & Work Incentives - June 3, 2015
Assessment Clinic - September 16, 2015