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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!

Need face mask for your family?  - We've Got You Covered!
Thanks to a generous donation from the Office of the Governor - Families Helping Families is providing  you and your family with FREE cloth face coverings so that you can do your part and help protect yourself and others.  Face mask are available on a first come first served basis.  Please contact Families Helping Families of SWLA for more information.  (337) 436-2570 or 1-800-894-6558 or by email at [email protected].

Click here to register for Webinar - The IEP Team: Who is a Member?
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 the webinar – The IEP Team: Who is a Member?
To create an effective IEP, parents, teachers, other school staff—and often the child—must come together at a meeting to look closely at the child’s unique needs. This presentation will provide information on the members of the IEP team and the regulations on who must be invited to attend and participate in the development of the IEP.
Date: Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Audience:  Parents, Caregivers, and Professionals of School-Aged Children/Students with Disabilities.
Registration link: https://tinyurl.com/yddxqcma
Click here to download the online webinar 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.