Sunday, August 27, 2017

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

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