Louisiana Disability Services Resources

New Horizons ILC-(318) 671-8131 Established in 1984, New Horizons Independent Living Center is a private, non-profit, non-residential, consumer-controlled, community-based organization serving the 29 parishes of North Louisiana with offices in Shreveport, Alexandria, and Monroe.

Resources for Independent Living(504) 522-1955 Resources for Independent Living is an organization driven to advocate for a fully accessible and integrated community. We look to enhance personal choice and economic opportunities.

Southwest LA Independence Center- (337) 477-7194 Our mission is to assist individuals with disabilities and the elderly in living positive, productive lives within our community – functioning as independently as possible in their chosen environment.

Developmental Disability Management Services- 504-513-3159 Development Disabilities Management Services (“DDMS”) provides services and support to approximately 840 people nationally, with nearly 150 locations in ICF/IID, group home, apartments, and home and community-based services in the states of Texas, Louisiana, Tennessee, Illinois, Alabama, Utah and Florida.

People First of Louisiana(225) 383-1033 People First of Louisiana supports people with disabilities to empower themselves in becoming effective decision makers, to gain more independence, and enjoy life as equal citizens of the United States of America.

Evergreen Life Services | Bettering the lives of individuals with disabilities- 877-243-4021 Our mission is to serve, provide for and champion individuals with disabilities. Evergreen Life Services (ELS) is a charitable, non-profit organization that provides a full range of professional services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Founded in the 1950s, today we are proud to serve more than 1,000 individuals with disabilities in 7 states.

Volunteers of America Greater Baton Rouge- (225) 925-2372 Volunteers of America is a movement organized to reach and uplift all people and bring them to the knowledge and active service of God. Volunteers of America, illustrating the presence of God through all that we do, serves people and communities in need, and creates opportunities for people to experience the joy of serving others.

Gulf Coast Social Services- 1(800) 759-2975 We empower people with mental, physical, behavioral, and other challenges to improve the quality of their lives and to live as independently as possible in the community.

Strive!504-895-2557 Assuring people with developmental disABILITIES the opportunity for life-enriching experiences in work, in play and wherever they live, by providing a continuum of programs and services.

Crossroads Louisiana, Inc.- 504-366-1828 We provide the best support, services and skills training possible to people with disabilities in the New Orleans area.

Easterseals Louisiana504-523-7325 Easterseals is leading the way to full equity, inclusion, and access through life-changing disability and community services. For more than 100 years, we have worked tirelessly with our partners to enhance quality of life and expand local access to healthcare, education, and employment opportunities. And we won’t rest until every one of us is valued, respected, and accepted.

The Louisiana Commission For The Deaf- 1-800-256-1523 The Louisiana Commission for the Deaf (LCD) provides people who are d/Deaf, DeafBlind, and hard of hearing with programs,services, and resources to ensure full communication access to the world around them.

Louisiana Association of the Deaf(225) 341-6406 The Louisiana Association of the Deaf, Inc. (LAD) – operated by, of and for the Deaf community – advocates and promotes to improve the quality of life for Deaf, DeafBlind and hard of hearing individuals including, but not limited to, parents of d/Deaf children, Interpreters, deaf professionals, late-deafened adults and Children of deaf adults (CODA).

Louisiana school for the deaf(225) 757-3273 The mission of Louisiana School for the Deaf (LSD) is to maximize the whole person potential of each student.

Louisiana Deafblind Project- 601-259-2575 The mission of the Louisiana DeafBlind Project for Children & Youth is to provide technical assistance and information dissemination to Louisiana students with combined hearing and vision loss, their families, schools, service providers, school districts, and the Louisiana Department of Education.

STATE OFFICE OF SPECIAL EDUCATION- 225-342-3633 Louisiana Believes is built on the premise that Louisiana students are just as capable as any students in America, and that those closest to children – parents and teachers – are best positioned to help students achieve those expectations.

LOUISIANA CENTER FOR THE BLIND(318) 251-2891 Through self-organization in the National Federation of the Blind, the blind are changing the course of services and programs for blind persons from traditional custodial approaches to innovative and exciting ones which stress self-sufficiency and independence. THE LOUISIANA CENTER FOR THE BLIND is one of the leaders in a handful of these new programs.

Affiliated Blind of Louisiana(337) 234-6492 The ABL Training Center has become a state of the art facility instructing thousands of visually impaired, blind and Deaf-Blind individuals since their inception. Now, ABL is still growing strong, providing premiere programs and services.

Lighthouse For The Blind In New Orleans(225) 529-2749 At Lighthouse Louisiana our mission is to empower people with disabilities through services, employment, and advocacy.

Louisiana Assistive Technology Access Network- (225) 925-9500 Working throughout all of Louisiana, LATAN assists residents of all ages with disabilities or functional limitations in gaining independence at home, at work, and at school through the use of assistive technology.

Louisiana Association for the Blind- (318) 635-6471 For 95 years, Louisiana Association for the Blind has worked tirelessly to help those with visual impairments achieve their best life.

Autism Risk and Safety Management772-398-9756 Dennis Debbaudt’s Autism & Law enforcement content and curriculum development has set the standard for autism training for policing, public safety and criminal justice professionals in the U.S., Canada and globally.

Autism Society of Louisiana (800)955-3760 To provide information and referrals, advocacy and support for individuals with ASD and their families; to help families identify qualified professionals in their communities; to assist families in securing benefits and services provided by law; and, to promote lifelong opportunities for persons with autism spectrum disorder in order to be fully included members of their communities.

Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities- 225-342-9500 The mission of the Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities is to provide programmatic leadership necessary in the design and development of services to afford people with developmental disabilities and their families a seamless services system that is responsive to both individual needs and desires.

Louisiana Developmental Disabilities Council(225) 342-6804 The Council’s mission is to increase independence, self-determination, productivity, integration, and inclusion for Louisianans with developmental disabilities by engaging in advocacy, capacity building, and systems change.

People First of Louisiana(225) 383-1033 People First of Louisiana supports people with disabilities to empower themselves in becoming effective decision makers, to gain more independence, and enjoy life as equal citizens of the United States of America.

Disability Rights Louisiana1(800) 960-7705 Disability Rights Louisiana (DRLA) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that protects and advocates for the human and legal rights of people with disabilities of all ages across our state. Our work aims to empower the disability community to live an integrated life, free from abuse, neglect and exploitation.

NAMI Louisiana-(225) 291-6262 NAMI Louisiana is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization made up of family members, peers, behavioral health professionals, and friends. The mission and purpose of NAMI Louisiana shall be to support and advocate at the local, state, and national levels the promotion of the quality of care, rights and interests of those affected by mental illness. 

Brain Injury Association of Louisiana-(504) 982-0685 As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, our mission is to be the statewide resource for those impacted by brain and/or spinal cord injuries. Because of our proven efforts in advocacy, awareness, education, prevention, and services, we are the organization that professionals, families, and individuals living with brain and/or spinal cord injuries turn to for help, hope, and healing.