The Mission of the State Advisory Committee is:
The State Advisory Committee, established by legislative act, ensures public input in an advisory capacity in the development and implementation of policies, procedures, and the allocation of resources to the Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities. This input shall be derived from communication with, but not limited to, individuals with disabilities and their families and other concerned groups or individuals.
The Function and Responsibility of the State Advisory Committee is to:
The State Advisory Committee shall promote the coordination among the office, human service authorities and districts, and state and regional advisory committees. The State Advisory Committee shall promote responsiveness by the office to input from persons who receive developmental disabilities services and family members and providers regarding the delivery of services. The State Advisory Committee shall provide public input into the state planning process. It shall review and comment on regulations proposed by the Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities.
The State Advisory Committee shall coordinate with all regional advisory committees and shall use information provided by the regional advisory committees to make recommendations to the State Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities concerning issues and concerns of all Louisiana Citizens with Developmental Disabilities. For more information please please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
There will be four opportunities to participate using compressed video (via satellite). Please RSVP by email if you plan to attend at one of these locations. If there are any communication issues or if the satellites falter, then call 225.267.1145 and when prompted enter conference ID: 459024. You will be able to participate by telephone during satellite interruptions.
If you plan to participate from a video conference site listed below - enter the code 459024 on the main screen of the monitors using the remote control. After the code is entered, the green call button (telephone icon) on the remote control should be pressed. You will hear a short ring and then you will be connected to the conference. This extra step will reduce reliance on IT support during meeting.
Video Conference Sites
Region 5 Community Services Office
3501 Fifth Avenue Suite C2
Lake Charles, LA 70605
Northwest Supports and Services Center
5401 Shed Road
Bossier City, LA 71111
Terrebonne Parish Library
Meeting Room on second floor
151 Library Drive
Houma, LA 70360
Metropolitan Human Services District
1010 Common St
New Orleans, LA
If you plan to participate via telephone conference call - dial 225.267.1145 and enter the passcode 459024 from any telephone. There are unlimited lines, but please RSVP so we can properly plan for the meeting by sending you written materials in advance.
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