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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!


Click here to register for the webinar - Anatomy of an IEP
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 - Anatomy of an IEP!
Anatomy of an IEP - Like a biology student, this presentation will dissect the parts of the IEP document and examine their functions individually, learning their meanings and application. It will provide constructive and practical tips to help create an IEP that supports all of the student's needs. We will explore the parent’s role in the IEP process and learn the basics of their child’s right to special education services, the process of developing special education plans, and the parent’s role.
Date: Thursday, October 24, 2019
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Audience:  Parents, Caregivers, and Professionals of School-Aged Children/Students.
Registration link:  https://tinyurl.com/yyho8z7e
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.






Click here to register for the webinar - Accommodations vs. Modifications!
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 – Accommodations vs Modifications!
Accommodations vs Modifications - Meeting after meeting, parents and teachers use the words “accommodation” and “modification” almost interchangeably when discussing IEPs and student needs. If understood and used correctly, these words can greatly impact the success of a child’s educational program. Get answers to these questions and more:  How can accommodations and modifications help my child in the general education classroom? How is it included in IEP and which accommodations are provided for state testing?
Date: Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Audience:  Parents, Caregivers, and Professionals of School-Aged Children/Students.
Registration link:  https://tinyurl.com/yyz5hcjt
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.