Action Alert - Attend a Legislative Roundtable

Each year the DD Council hosts Legislative Roundtables across the state in collaboration with LaCAN, LaTEACH, and Families Helping Families. These events provide an opportunity to:
  • Meet with legislators in your area
  • Get current information on state issues
  • Increase your ability to be an effective advocate

There are two ways for you to get involved:

  1. Sign up to attend.  Information to RSVP is listed below.
  2. Share your story at the event.  We are looking for individuals willing to share their story as related to the advocacy agenda items listed below:
    • Need for the new alternative pathway to a diploma (through Act 833 of 2014) to be implemented -  What does it mean to you for your child to be able to work to his or her potential and earn a high school diploma?
    • Need for an equitable funding formula across all schools (traditional and charter) -  Have you ever been told that your child's services were being reduced or not available to the degree needed?  Does your school receive its fair share of resources to teach your child?
    • Need for all schools to serve ALL students -  Has a school "counseled your child out" of attending by saying the school did not have the supports or services in place for your child?  Or whether you thought a different school would be a better fit for your child?

Tue, Jan 13
9:00 - 11:00 am 
American Red Cross 4655 Sherwood Common Blvd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70816
Ashley McReynolds
225.715.5740 / 225.216.7474
Tue, Jan 13
9:30 - 11:30 am 
Bossier Instructional Center
2719 Airline Drive
Bossier City, LA 71111
Brenda Watkins
Thu, Jan 15
8:30 - 10:30 am
SOWELA Community College
Arts & Humanities Building
3820 Sen J Bennett Johnston Ave.
Lake Charles, LA 70615 
Mylinda Elliott
Mon, Jan 26
9:30 - 11:30 am
Lafayette Parish Library
South Regional Branch
6101 Johnston Street
Lafayette, LA 70503
Darla Louviere
Tue, Jan 27
9:00 - 11:00 am
Delta Community College
7500 Millhaven Road
Monroe, LA 71203
Denay Hooks

Tue, Jan 27
9:30 - 11:30 am 
Terrebonne Parish Library
4130 West Park Avenue
Gray, LA 70359
Rhiannon Traigle
Wed, Jan 28
9:00 - 11:00 am
Kees Park Community Center
2450 Highway 28 East
Pineville, LA 71360 
Kristen Reed
Thu, Jan 29
8:30 - 10:30 am 
North Oaks Diagnostic Center
E. Brent Dufreche Conference Center, Room B
15837 Paul Vega MD Drive
Hammond, LA 70403 
Tammy Roblez
Thu, Jan 29
9:30 - 11:30 am
First Baptist Church
5290 Canal Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70124
Shanee Holmes

Any questions?
If there are any questions about the information in this alert, contact LaTEACH at:
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Phone: 1-800-450-8108  
Phone: 1-800-894-6558

LaTEACH is an initiative of the Louisiana Developmental Disabilities Council.