RESOURCES BY TOPIC
Below is a list of resources to assist individuals with disabilities regarding such topics as accommodations, employment and emergency preparedness.
JAN is the leading source of free, expert and confidential guidance on job accommodations and disability employment issues. JAN provides individualized consultation to both employers and individuals with disabilities, including a Searchable Online Accommodation Resource (SOAR) system designed to let users explore various accommodation options for people with disabilities in work and educational settings.
LATAN is the federal Assistive Technology Act program for Louisiana. LATAN offers demonstration services, alternative financing, device loans and additional services to assist residents of all ages with disabilities or functional limitations in order to gain independence at home, at work and at school through the use of assistive technology.
LCD provides people who are D/deaf, DeafBlind, hard of hearing and those with speech disorders with programs and services to ensure full communication access to the world around them. Services include a telecommunications equipment program, hearing aid program, interpreting services and support service provider (SSP) program.
Get a Game Plan is a comprehensive emergency planning website from the Governor's Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP). It includes specific information for individuals for disabilities in order to reduce the fear, panic and inconvenience that surrounds a disaster.
The Louisiana Guide to Supports & Services is a compilation of contact information for state agencies, education services, communication, transportation and advocacy organizations available to individuals with disabilities, elders and their families affected by disasters.
The Employment Resource Guide is a compilation of the available services in Louisiana provided by government and non-profit organizations aimed at helping persons with disabilities obtain the skills and other resources they need to get a job, keep a job and develop a lifetime career.
Prepared by CounselingSchools.com, this guide explores the rights of individuals with mental health conditions at work, common challenges and advocacy efforts. It also addresses whether to disclose your disability, and if so, when it is appropriate to do so in order to enact the protections of the ADA.
GODA strives to serve as an informational resource for people with disabilities, their families and the agencies that serve them. A list of disability-related resources is available on the GODA website including accessibility, advocacy and legal rights, education, emergency preparedness, housing and much more.