October 2018

Task Force on Human Degradation & Exploitation of Vulnerable Individuals in Community-Based Settings

Task Force on Prevention of Human Degradation and Exploitation of Vulnerable Individuals in Community-Based Residential Settings Meeting Agenda, October 26, 2018
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WHERE: Room E, Louisiana State Capitol, 900 N Third St, Baton Rouge, LA 70804


Follow-up to CONNECTIONS 2018 Conference

The Louisiana Deafblind Project for Children and Youth in partnership with the Louisiana Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) program presented the CONNECTIONS 2018 Conference September 14 & 15, 2018 at the LSU Health Sciences Center, Human Development Center.  A total of 210 educational and allied health professionals, education/allied health students, and parents attended across the two-day conference and enjoyed a variety of guest speakers and topics which included featured speakers Dr. Carol Flexor and Dr. Steven Collins. 

Click here to read more and to access links to handouts, photos & videos.

LASARD High School Workshop: Tips and Tools for High School Success

How can we prepare our children or students with ASD for success in high school…not just academically, but also socially and behaviorally? What about preparing them for the challenges of community living?  Connect with other high school educators and family members from across the state as we address these questions.

This workshop, geared to high school professionals and family members, will provide information and strategies for developing classroom supports, teaching self-regulation strategies, writing and implementing functional behavior intervention plans, and exploring relevant resources.  Please make plans to join us!

  • This workshop will be held on November 13, 2018 in Natchitoches and November 15, 2018 in New Orleans. 
  • •Registration will be from 8:30 to 9:00, and the workshop will run from 9:00 to 3:00 with a break for lunch. 
  • The workshop is free and open to anyone interested until all seats are taken.
  •  CEUs will be provided.

Click below for more information and to register for the Natchitoches workshop.

Click below for more information and to register for the New Orleans workshop.

Wilbert Johnson: WILLing to Work

Former HDC PAY Check participant and Rooted in Rights campaign participant Wilbert “Will” Johnson at Audubon Zoo. October is National Disability Awareness Month.

Former HDC PAY Check participant and Rooted in Rights campaign participant Wilbert “Will” Johnson, with help from HDC employee Lauren Griffiths, was featured in a new video from Rooted in Rights in regard to his current work at Audubon Zoo. Please join him and all the HDC staff and former trainees in celebrating National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) this October. Observed each October, NDEAM celebrates the contributions of workers with disabilities and advocates for their increased inclusion in America’s workforce.