HDC News

  • Remembering Julie Beckett

    Julie Beckett, middle-aged woman smiling

    HDC joins its colleagues across the United States in mourning the loss of Julie Beckett on Friday, May 13. Julie Beckett was a trailblazer in the days before ADA because she advocated for at-home care of her daughter Katie. Read the Administration for Community Living’s statement on the passing of Julie Beckett here.

  • HDC Scholars Receiving Allied Health Honors

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    HDC is proud to see scholars from its interdisciplinary training programs receiving awards from the School of Allied Health Professions at the close of the 2021-2022 academic year as they completed their respective programs on May 19. The scholars represented are:

    Award NameRecipient NameHDC Program and YearSAHP DepartmentHometown
    Dean’s AwardEmily Elizabeth BraudInterprofessional Preparation Program 2020-2021Physical TherapyMetairie, LA
    Outstanding Student in AudiologyAlix Marie MoodyLEND 2020-2021AudiologyCarriere, MS
    Berlin Audiology AwardSloane Catherine HenryLEND 2020-2021AudiologyTampa, FL
    Alpha Eta Society Nominees – AudiologyAlix Marie MoodyLEND 2020-2021AudiologyCarriere, MS

  • HDC Spotlight: Michael Curry

    Michael Curry helps young adults with disabilities transition from high school into an independent life through the Human Development Center’s Postsecondary Apprenticeship for Youth, better known as the PAY Check program. Since joining the PAY Check team, Michael helped kick-start the first PAY Check program on the Northshore, which includes 4 young men from St. Paul’s high school.


  • New Deaf Education Newsletter

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    There is a new issue of the Louisiana Deaf Education Newsletter available. Click the link below to learn about new events and training opportunities.

  • Louisiana LEND application deadline extended to May 16

    Strong leadership influences change in systems like Healthcare, Education, and Public Policy. To become a better informed professional, you need interdisciplinary skills and community-based learning. To transform society as we know it, you must be an effective advocate and leader.

    Apply to Louisiana LEND now to acquire these skills! Deadline to apply has been extended to May 16, 2022! Click the button below that best describes you.

    Please know that LEND is a stipend program that financially compensates you for your time and participation. Registration and travel to the national AUCD conference in Washington, D.C. is also covered when participating in the program.