Louisiana Autism Spectrum and Related Disabilities Project
The LASARD Project is a collaborative effort between LSUHSC Human Development Center and the Louisiana Department of Education. The goals of the project are:
- to improve educational practices and outcomes for students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and related disabilities and
- to develop statewide capacity to provide high quality educational programs for these students.
Ten school districts/LEAs currently participate in the Project:
Each district/LEA contracts directly with HDC through the LASARD project for Training and Technical Assistance. LASARD facilitators provide regular technical support to each building level team to support their efforts to implement their action plans and become demonstration sites.
Autism Training Modules
In collaboration with the Louisiana Department of Education, the LSUHSC Human Development Center has developed online professional development modules as part of the Louisiana Autism Spectrum and Related Disabilities (LASARD) Project. There are nine modules offered:
All modules are available online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for your convenience.