On March 28, 2020 Gov. John Bel Edwards issued a press release announcing the passing of 33-year old April Dunn who succumbed to complications from COVID-19. April was a dedicated staff member who served in the Governor’s Office of Disability Affairs and a tireless advocate for people with disabilities.
Photos of April can be found here, along with a Public Service Announcement April filmed with the Governor in 2018, which can be found here. April’s memorial service will be on Friday, July 31, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. at St. Paul the Apostle Church, 3912 Gus Young Ave., Baton Rouge, La.
The Louisiana Deafblind Project
for Children and Youth is housed within the Human Development Center on the LSU
Health Sciences Center campus in New Orleans. Researchers and clinicians
within the Health Sciences Center have, for many years, recognized the
importance of studying the Louisiana Acadians as a genetic founder
population. This public television segment highlights some of the recent
collaboration between the Department of Genetics and the Louisiana Deafblind
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Executive Committee met and decided to suspend all Council meetings and in-person
activities until further notice. Due to the ever changing status of
the situation there is not a definitive end date to this suspension. A
decision to resume in-person activities will be made based on guidance and
direction of CDC and the Governor’s COVID-19 Task Force.
Council will not hold its April Council meeting nor standing Committee
meetings in April (i.e., Act 378 Committee, Education and Employment
Committee, Self-determination and Community Inclusion Committee). Additionally,
all Ad Hoc Committee meetings are suspended until further notice,
including Executive Director Search Committee, FY21 Planning Ad Hoc
Committee, Membership Committee, and the Grievance Ad Hoc Committee.
Come learn about Beckwith Wiedemann Syndrome (BWS). The event will be held at 2716 Indiana Avenue, Kenner, Louisiana, on Sunday, April 5, 2020. The event is free and open to the public, but you should email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a seat and table for gumbo and jambalaya.