Citizens with Developmental Disabilities

September 26, 2006
The Louisiana Business Leadership Network and the Medicaid Purchase Plan are teaming up to connect job seekers with disabilities and employers who are hiring at “Louisiana Job Fairs 2006.” For the third year in a row, job fairs focused on people with disabilities will be held in nine cities across the state in October as part of National Disability Employment Awareness Month.
September 05, 2006
Businesses that want to tap into the largest pool of unemployed Americans willing and able to work should sign up for a booth at “Louisiana Job Fairs 2006.” There will be nine events statewide aimed at matching employers who are hiring and people with disabilities who are looking for jobs.
September 06, 2005
Baton Rouge – Peltier-Lawless Developmental Center, along with the Department of Health and Hospitals—Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities' Regional Office in Lafourche Parish, will reopen Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2005. All employees are expected to return to work.
September 03, 2005
Baton Rouge – The Department of Health and Hospitals—Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities has established four OCDD Response Teams. These teams will facilitate the handling of requests from people with disabilities, their families, providers, employees and the community. This includes requests regarding ICF/MRs, waiver supports and services, and state-funded services.
September 02, 2005
Baton Rouge – Community And Residential Services Association (CARSA), a trade organization for providers of services with developmental disabilities, in cooperation with the ARC of Louisiana, the Developmental Disabilities Council and The Advocacy Center, is available to assist families who may have relatives who were evacuated from community homes and other service programs in the Greater New Orleans area.
August 12, 2005
Louisiana’s CommunityCARE program has been held up as a nationwide example by a national Medicaid education and assistance group for promoting early identification of developmental delays in young children and working with primary care providers to make timely referrals for the appropriate treatments early enough to prevent further complications.
July 15, 2005
Businesses who want to tap into the largest pool of unemployed Americans willing and able to work should sign up for a booth at "Louisiana Job Fairs 2005," nine events statewide aimed at matching employers who are hiring and persons with disabilities who are looking for jobs.
December 28, 2004
Department of Health and Hospitals Deputy Secretary Raymond Jetson will travel to each Health Care Reform Consortium meeting in early January to present Louisiana’s Draft Plan for Immediate Action, a long-term care reform plan developed through the Governor’s Health Care Reform Panel. Jetson will give consortia members the same presentation he gave at the Panel’s Dec. 16 meeting and will offer community members and stakeholders time to provide input.
October 22, 2004
As part of Gov. Blanco’s continuing efforts to move health care reform forward, a daylong meeting is being held Friday, October 22 in which discussions will be held about short-term and long-term solutions to Louisiana’s system of care for the elderly and for people with disabilities and mental illness.