LA State Penitentiary Agrees to Accommodate Prisoner with Disabilities

Louisiana State Penitentiary (LSP) has agreed to provide a number of accommodations to Mark Whitted, a man who is visually impaired and has significant disabilities, including a traumatic brain injury.

Help People with Disabilities Earn "More Than a Living"

Photo of KevinMeet Kevin -- He came to the Advocacy Center because he wanted a job, but he was scared of losing his disability benefits. The Advocacy Center’s Work Incentives Planning Assistance (WIPA) Program empowers people with disabilities, like Kevin, to find jobs in the community while keeping their disability benefits. Donate to AC's "More Than a Living" Campaign now to help people like Kevin!

AC's Beth DeBlanc Insists on Right to Group Home Residents with Disabilites

Advocacy Center Client Advocate Beth DeBlanc insisted on the right to vote for group home residents with disabilities who had previously been denied that right.

Changes Coming to Bayou Health -- Choose Your Plan Now

Each person who receives his Medicaid health care through Bayou Health has the option to choose a new plan during one “open enrollment period” each year. (You can change plans at any time if you can prove a good reason to change.) The open enrollment period ends on January 20, 2015. If you have previously opted out of Bayou Health, you can now opt back in at this time.

Major Changes to Behavioral Health Services in 2015

Louisiana's Department of Health & Hospitals (DHH) has announced a major shift in how it will provide Medicaid-funded specialized behavioral services in 2015.

People of AC – Ora Cutno

Photo of Ora Cutno Meet Ora Cutno, Community Living Ombudsman!