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LSU Health Sciences Center Human Development Center

411 S. Prieur New Orleans, LA 70112
(504) 556-7585 | Fax:(504) 556-7574


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.

School districts/LEAs currently participating 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.

Alumni Districts/LEAs:

  • Plaquemines Parish
  • Lincoln Parish
  • Vernon Parish


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.

Click here to get to the Autism Training Modules.

Upcoming Training and Events


LASARD webinars are offered live online via Adobe Connect.  These one hour sessions are free and open to anyone interested, but registration is limited to 200 participants.  CEUs are provided to those who are online for the entire hour. 

Rules and Tools for Building a Collaborative Partnership

Presenter: Chris Champagne

February 16, 2017

2:30 - 3:30 p.m.

An effective, collaborative IEP team is key to student outcomes, provides guidance and support to school staff and creates an environment in which all team members, including parents, are equal partners in the process. This webinar will provide rules and tools for creating effective partnerships with families.

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