Sunday, August 27, 2017

People First of NOLA Presents It's 2nd Annual Luau Party

People First of NOLA Presents It's 2nd Annual Luau Party
September 9, 2017
Sterling Hall
3700 Jean Lafitte Parkway
Chalmette, Louisiana

--Featuring Food, Music & Games--

Individual Tickets Cost $30 // Tables of 10 Cost $300
Purchase your ticket by August 30 and pay $25
To Purchase Tickets Please Contact Leona at (504) 943-0343


Champion Award: Save The Date, October 10, 2017



Champion Award
Honoring: Donna Edwards, First Lady of Louisana
and
Valero Meraux Refinery

Save The Date

Tuesday: October 10, 2017
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Jones Walker
201 St. Charles Avnue
52nd Floor
New Orleans, LA 70170


People First Meeting - September 19, 2017

People First Meeting

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
People First NOLA meetings are held every 3rd Tuesday of the month.

The Meetings are held at:
Ashe Cultural Center
1712 Ortha Castle Haley Blvd.

New Orleans, LA 70113

People First Meeting

People First Meeting

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
People First NOLA meetings are held every 3rd Tuesday of the month.

The Meetings are held at:
Ashe Cultural Center
1712 Ortha Castle Haley Blvd.

New Orleans, LA 70113

My Family's Experience With Self-Direction

My Family's Experience
With Self-Direction
  

Thursday August 31, 2017
1:00 PM-3:00 PM

Belle Chasse Branch Library
8442 Louisiana 23hwy.
Belle Chasse, LA  70037

Do you have questions about your ability to self-direct your waiver services and how your family could benefit?

Come hear how one family benefits from self-direction and manages the responsibilities.

Presenter: Carmen O'Mara

Sponsored by: 
Louisiana Developmental Disabilities Council

Special Needs Planning (Special Needs Trust & Continuing Tutorships) - Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Presented by Families Helping Families NOLA and Metropolitan Human Services District

In Louisiana, TUTORSHIP is what other states would refer to as guardianship, and it describes the person who is legally responsible for the care of a minor child. Tutors are often appointed when a child's parents get divorced or when one parent dies. This is an important aspect of estate planning, as it prevents the court from determining the future of your child should something unexpected happen.

SPECIAL NEEDS TRUSTS can provide benefits to, and protect the assets of, individuals with special needs. Special needs trusts are frequently used to receive an inheritance. This workshop will help you to understand the differences and benefits of each topic and you will receive resources on how to obtain a trust and or continuing tutorship.

Lunch will be provided.

DATE AND TIME
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
10:30 AM – 12:30 PM CDT

LOCATION
Milne Rec. Center
5420 Franklin Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70122

The frist 10 people to arrive will be entered in a Raffle to receive a Wright's Law Special Education toolkit!

To Register Call: 504-943-0343 or at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/special-needs-trust-tickets-36687396992

From The Desk Of Gov. John Bel Edwards

IT’S LAUNCH DAY! 

Exceptional Lives’ resources for families who have kids with disabilities are now available in Louisiana! Their Guides and Resource Directory are easy to use, helpful, and best of all, FREE. Check them out here: la.exceptionallives.org 

It's a free online resource for families who have a loved one with a disability. The platform consists of personalized, step-by-step Guides on how to navigate disability-related processes such as special education, health insurance and filing for Supplemental Security Income -- PLUS a comprehensive Resource Directory of disability-related services. You can search by zip code, child’s age, and services they need. Exceptional Lives also provides support for families through a phone helpline and e-mail. Today they’re launching 11 how-to Guides and a robust Resource Directory for the entire state of Louisiana. Visit la.exceptionallives.org to learn more!
This is a GAME CHANGER in navigating the system! Please Share!

NOTE: This doesn't take the place of the family driven organizations that provide support by family members of people with disabilities or self-advocates, such as Families Helping Families and other non-profits. This is an incredible tool to compliment the work of those organizations.

Bambi Polotzola
Executive Director
Governor’s Office of Disability Affairs

Families Helping Families of New Orleans
7240 Crowder Boulevard, Suite 200
New Orleans, Louisiana 70127
(504) 943-0343 or (877) 243-7352 - Office
(504) 940-3242

Download the app today!