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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 - No More Summer Slide!
Families Helping Families of SWLA in collaboration with Louisiana Parent Training & Information Center is co-hosting a FREE online Webinar!
Join us online for webinar - No More Summer Slide!
No More Summer Slide - Summer is the perfect time for students of all ages to relax, but it’s also a time when summer learning loss can occur. This learning loss is called the “summer slide,” and happens when children do not engage in educational activities during the summer months.  This training will provide you with strategies and fun activities you can do over the summertime to help prevent the summer slide.
Date: Thursday, May 23, 2019
Time: 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Audience:  Parents, Caregivers, and Professionals of School-Aged Children/Students.
Registration link: https://tinyurl.com/y3gecd3k
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 Fun Summer Activities for ALL Kids
Families Helping Families of SWLA in collaboration with Louisiana Parent Training & Information Center is co-hosting a FREE online Webinar!
Join us online for the webinar – Fun Summer Activities for ALL Kids!
Fun Summer Activities for ALL Kids - We’ve taken some of our favorite things in our 2018 Guide to Summer Fun for Children with Disabilities and highlighted them in this training.  The goal is to give families and caregivers ideas of fun things they can do over the summer that doesn’t need to cost a lot.  Many things are either free or low cost.  Part of this is specific to the Greater New Orleans area.
Date: Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Audience:  Parents, Caregivers, and Professionals of School-Aged Children/Students.
Registration link:  https://tinyurl.com/y24bqq75
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 – Who Needs a Surrogate Parent?
Families Helping Families of SWLA in collaboration with Louisiana Parent Training & Information Center is co-hosting a FREE online Webinar!
Join us online for the webinar – Who Needs a Surrogate Parent!
Who Needs a Surrogate Parent - The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) gives parents of children with disabilities an active role in planning their child’s educational programs and decision making.  However, sometimes the parent is not available and IDEA allows for a surrogate parent to fill this very important role.  This training will go over the children eligible for a surrogate parent, who can be a surrogate parent and most importantly, who cannot be a surrogate parent.
Date: Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Audience:  Parents, Caregivers, and Professionals of School-Aged Children/Students.
Registration link:  https://tinyurl.com/y4chequa
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 – How to Introduce Your Child to New Providers
Families Helping Families of SWLA in collaboration with Louisiana Parent Training & Information Center is co-hosting a FREE online Webinar!
Join us online for the webinar – How to Introduce Your Child to New Providers!
How to Introduce Your Child to New Providers - Parents rave about our in-house publications All About Me and My Portfolio and the usefulness in introducing their children to a variety of new service providers such as teachers, DSP’s, Therapists and more.   Join us for this webinar where we will provide you access to these publications, instructions on how to personalize them for your child, and things you need to think about including in your personalized publication.  If you do not have access to a printer, email us your publication, and we’ll be happy to print them out for you.
Date: Thursday, June 20, 2019
Time: 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Audience:  Parents, Caregivers, and Professionals of School-Aged Children/Students.
Registration link:  https://tinyurl.com/y4mzfdx9
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.