For the week of August 17 to August 21, 2020
Families Helping Families of SWLA Weekly Update
Families Helping Families of SWLA - COVID-19 Info -

Please note information in this weekly update is subject to change.
Participate in the FHF and Bureau of Family Health Survey
Families Helping Families of Southwest Louisiana in collaboration with the Bureau of Family Health is pleased to announce an expansion of services for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN).  

In order to effectively support Louisiana families of CYSHCN, we are requesting you complete our needs survey. The survey will take approximately 10 minutes and specifically for parents or guardians of CYSHCN under the age of 21.  
Thank you for taking the time to tell us how we can help you. 
Susan Riehn,
Executive Director
Families Helping Families of Southwest Louisiana
Today is a good day to fill out the census. You can help determine Louisiana’s share of billions of federal dollars for our hospitals, schools, roads and other public services. If you’ve already participated in the 2020 Census, be sure to encourage your family and friends to do so as well. It is important that all of Louisiana is counted in this year’s census. If you haven’t done so already, visit and fill yours out today!
Economic Impact Payments for children...
The Internal Revenue Service continues to look for ways to help people who were unable to provide their information in time to receive Economic Impact Payments for their children.

The IRS has extended its deadline to September 30, 2020, for people to provide information to the IRS using its Non-Filer Tool at Non-Filers tool.
What The Coronavirus Means For
IEPs This Year -
Back to School 2020 from Understood

Parents: This Is YOUR Back-to-School Survival Guide
Organizational strategies for moms and dads with ADHD trying to manage school children with ADHD.
LDOE providing back to school resources for students with disabilities - Click here for more
Information from Louisiana Department of Education - (LDOE)
Strong Start Resources - Click here for more
LA Virtual Instruction Guide - Click here for more
LA Virtual Instruction Guide for Parents - Click here for more
Louisiana creates way to report school reopening concerns - click here for more.
From the Calcasieu Parish School System
People First 2020 Zoom Conference
People First 2020 Conference is going virtual this year on Zoom!

People First Zoom Conference
Monday, September 14, 2020 at 2 PM
Link to Register:
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