Home

 

Raising a child with a disability or living with a disability can be overwhelming for many. Families Helping Families of Southwest Louisiana is here to help you not be so overwhelmed. Our trained, experienced staff are parents or family members of individuals with disabilities or individuals with disabilities themselves. They have walked in your shoes and dedicated to helping you navigate the service delivery systems we all often depend on in order to get the services and supports our loved ones need.

Our mission is to enable and empower individuals with disabilities and their families by providing information, referral, education, training, peer support and advocacy skills.  Our vision is that all individuals with disabilities have the opportunity to attend school, live, work and play in their own community.

Let us be your “one-stop shop” for all things disability related!
Serving individuals with any type of disability, any age, and their families

All services are free of charge!

We are Families Helping Families….It’s Who We Are…It’s What We Do!


FHF SWLA’s School Supply Drive is for families with a child receiving special education services who are in need of basic school supplies.  In order for your family to meet eligibility requirements for this year’s school supplies, a parent/guardian must attend at least one of the trainings listed below. You MUST register to attend and bring a CURRENT Individual Education Plan (IEP) with you when you come to the workshop to be eligible to receive your child’s supplies.  No CURRENT IEP, No School Supplies! To register click on the flyer below and then click on the link for the workshop you wish to register for.  If you have questions or need assistance to register please call or email Families Helping Families (337) 436-2570 • 1-800-894-6558 • [email protected].


Click here to register for the webinar - Special Education FAQ!
Families Helping Families of SWLA in collaboration with Families Helping Families of GNO, and Louisiana Parent Training & Information Center are co-hosting a FREE online Webinar!
Join us online for webinar - Special Education FAQ!
Special Education FAQ – Can the school send home my child’s IEP for me to sign without a meeting?  Can the school suspend my child with an IEP?  What happens if I disagree with the IEP team?   Can the school keep calling me to pick up my child due to meltdowns?   Get answers to these questions, and more in our Special Education Frequently Asked Questions training.
Date: Monday, July 22, 2019
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM 
Audience:  Parents, Caregivers, and Professionals of School-Aged Children/Students.
Registration link: https://tinyurl.com/y2boblgk
Click here to download the event flyer!
To access or participate in the online webinar you need to have the "GoToWebinar" app on your smartphone, ipad, tablet, or just use your desktop/laptop computer!
"GoToWebinar" app can be downloaded for FREE from google play store or itunes app store.
If you have questions on how to access or how you can participate in this online webinar contact Wallace at (337) 436-2570 or 1-800-894-6558.

Click here to register for the webinar - Educational Plans: IEP's vs. 504 Plans!
Families Helping Families of SWLA in collaboration with Families Helping Families of GNO, and Louisiana Parent Training & Information Center are co-hosting a FREE online Webinar!
Join us online for webinar - Educational Plans: IEP's vs. 504 Plans!
Educational Plans: IEP's vs. 504 Plans – Students with disabilities will usually qualify for either an IEP or a 504 Plan – but what is the difference and is one better than the other?  This training will take you through the eligibility process of both plans, the laws that regulate both, the differences in the plans and parental rights.
Date: Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Audience:  Parents, Caregivers, and Professionals of School-Aged Children/Students.
Registration link: https://tinyurl.com/yxjsrodq
Click here to download the event flyer!
To access or participate in the online webinar you need to have the "GoToWebinar" app on your smartphone, ipad, tablet, or just use your desktop/laptop computer!
"GoToWebinar" app can be downloaded for FREE from google play store or itunes app store.
If you have questions on how to access or how you can participate in this online webinar contact Wallace at (337) 436-2570 or 1-800-894-6558.