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Collaborative Planning for Inclusion: The Louisiana Connectors

Can students with significant disabilities be included in general education classrooms?  Of course they can!  Join us to learn how general and special educators can collaborate to address the Louisiana Connectors.  Webinar participants will explore how to utilize strategies for collaborative lesson planning and apply the online resources available on the Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE) website.

WHERE: Live online via Adobe Connect

WHEN: Thursday, January 24, 2019, 2:00–3:00 PM


Louisiana Ranked Eighth for Early Education System

The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) has ranked Louisiana No. 8 in the nation for creating a coordinated and integrated early care and education (ECE) program. In Louisiana, the Early Childhood Education Act of 2012 subsumes five early education programs under one agency and mandates a quality rating system for all public ECE providers. Despite the ranking, Louisiana continues to rank poorly in the number of children who can access these resources.

Employee Spotlight: Kimberly Paige

Kimberly Paige
Kimberly Paige

Miss Kimberly Paige is a two-time graduate of Alabama State University; first earning a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology/English Writing and later earning a Master of Rehabilitation Counseling.  Kimberly has been working in the Counseling & Vocational Rehab field for approximately 5 years.  However, she has been inspiring uplifting youth since she was a teenager. She has a huge passion for making a difference in the lives of others, especially youth. In her spare time, Kimberly enjoys liturgical dance, singing, writing, traveling, shopping, and most importantly spending time with her puppy, GHOST. Kimberly recently joined the HDC family as a Transition Support Specialist with the PAYcheck program.

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LASARD January Newsletter

LASARD January Newsletter

HKNC Summer Programs

Take a look at the programs offered by the Helen Keller National Center (HKNC) in 2019!

FREE Training for Parents with Students with Disabilities from COPAA

If you are a parent in the New Orleans or Lafayette area and know or suspect that you have a child with a disability, the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates is holding FREE training in New Orleans on January 18 and Lafayette on January 19. Attendees have the opportunity to receive a waiver for discounted admission to the COPAA conference at the Sheraton New Orleans, March 8-11. For full details, please see the flyer for your region by clicking one of the links below.

Sonjia Joseph on WBOK-AM

Sonjia Joseph, the director of Clara’s Little Lambs in Algiers and a trainee in HDC’s LEND program in fiscal year 2018 (academic year 2017-18), was the guest star of the episode of On The Move with Kyundra Joi that aired on December 10. Ms. Joseph talked about being the second-generation director of Clara’s Little Lambs and the advantages and disadvantages of being located on the West Bank.

HDC Quarterly Report to the DD Council

HDC’s quarterly report to the DD Council was exceptionally well written.