LADBP April Trainings

The Human Development Center’s Louisiana Deafblind Project, in collaboration with other states and the Helen Keller Institute, is providing free online training throughout the month of April to families and professionals who work with students who are deaf-blind. The trainings offer a variety of topics and address both general information and specific topics regarding deafblindness. For dates and registrations see the attached flyer.

Louisiana Public Broadcasting Segment on Louisiana Acadians, Founder Population, and Congenital Hearing Loss

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 Project.

Multimessenger Astrophysics Program at Rochester Institute of Technology

The Rochester Institute of Technology is offering a research program in Multimessenger Astrophysics, a newly developing discipline of astrophysics that combines gravitational wave astronomy and data analysis, scientific computing, and observational astronomy. Building upon its links to the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, including one faculty mentor who resides there, RIT aims to include at least two deaf and hard-of-hearing students among each year’s cohort of ten students. The program will last 10 weeks, from May 26 to August 1, and students will be provided with a $6000 stipend.

Braille Rocks!

Please see attached for information on Louisiana’s NFB BELL Academy—geared for students ages 4-12. Wishing each of you a great afternoon!

Third Annual NOLA Public Schools Transitions Fair

Does your student have an IEP or receive 504 accommodations?

Has your student made plans for life after high school?

Do you know what citywide supports exist?


WHERE: Delgado Community College Student Life Center

WHEN: Tuesday, April 21, 2020, 3:00–6:00 PM

Upcoming Classes Offered by the National Cued Speech Association

The National Cued Speech Association is offering upcoming classes in the New Orleans area. Additional classes and information available at

Free Dental Screenings

The LSU School of Dentistry will be screening patients who are willing to participate in clinical board exams for graduating seniors. All applicants will be eligible for free dental x-rays and free treatment planning required to complete the examination. For more info, please refer to the flyer.

WHERE: LSU School of Dentistry, 3rd floor clinic, 1100 Florida Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119

Helen Keller National Center Upcoming Events

See the attached flyers for upcoming training opportunities and youth programs at the Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youths and Adults in Sands Point, Long Island, NY. For additional information, contact your region representative, which for Louisiana is

SELU Add-on Certification in Significant Disabilities (1-12)

SELU Significant Disabilities Program

Offered at Southeastern Louisiana University – Department of Teaching & Learning

100% On-line

For more information contact:

SELU Significant Disabilities Program