6/14/11 - 07:35 PM by Stephanie Patrick
“Nerd!” “LOSER!!!” Marcus heard these words yelled at him every day at school, right before his books were knocked from his hands onto the floor, or before he was slammed into the set of lockers in his school’s hallway.
Read more … Bullying
9/13/10 - 04:50 PM by Stephanie Patrick
Kayla is a woman with brain damage and an intellectual disability. She wanted a better life – one that would offer her more than her current struggle to pay her expenses with only the benefits she received from her deceased father’s Social Security. She wanted to work to support herself and her son.
Read more … Search for a Better Life
7/28/10 - 05:03 PM by Stephanie Patrick
The managers of two group homes in southern Louisiana contacted an AC CLOP Ombudsman, about the lack of recreational activities for the young men- aged 14 to 18- in their homes.
Read more … Inclusion in Summer Youth Programs
6/2/10 - 04:18 PM by Stephanie Patrick
Tony, a man with developmental and physical disabilities, hoped to move to a new, more accessible apartment near his friends and family. However, when he and his guardian applied for a public housing slot, the Housing Authority declined his application.
Read more … Housing Win Brings Greater Independence
5/26/10 - 06:05 PM by Stephanie Patrick
In the Fall of 2009, Barbara Keller went to the Aveda Institute in Metairie for a haircut. Although there was a ramp from the parking area to the sidewalk, she was unable to enter the Salon because the front entryway was raised approximately five inches. She asked if there was another entrance and waited outside for a staff to check. No one came back. It was very cold, and eventually, she left.
Read more … Aveda Institute Welcomes People with Disabilities