LASARD

LASARD Featured in National Autism CARES Newsletter

Classroom full of people at HDC

HDC’s LASARD project was highlighted in the Developments Newsletter. The article describes how LASARD improves outcomes for students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and related disabilities by developing a pool of highly effective educators across the state.  Read the article here: https://www.aucd.org/template/news.cfm?news_id=13899&id=17

Developments is a newsletter for Autism CARES legislation grantees, published by AUCD’s Interdisciplinary Technical Assistance Center on Autism and Developmental Disabilities (ITAC) in partnership with AMCHP’s State Public Health Autism Resource Center (SPHARC). Its purpose is to share news, activities, events, research, and accomplishments across grantee areas – research, training, and state implementation.

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Rest in Love, Stephanie Payne

Stephanie Payne
Stephanie Payne

At HDC, we are deeply saddened to learn about the passing of our friend and former Louisiana Autism Spectrum and Related Disabilities (LASARD) facilitator Stephanie Payne. Stephanie was a valuable member of the LASARD team who approached her work with wit and compassion. The insights and engaging stories she shared are as unforgettable as her depth of knowledge and keen sense of humor. Her ability to connect with people was uncanny, and her passion contagious. Her smile, laugh, and hugs will always be remembered, and her footprint on all we do at LASARD endures.

Louisiana Autism Spectrum and Related Disabilities (LASARD) is a project of HDC under its K-12 Education Initiative.