List of State Resources - Louisiana

Autism SpeaksAutism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout life, to the needs of people with autism and their families.
Strengthening Outcomes with Autism Resources (SOAR)SOAR is a non-profit organization. Services have little or no cost to families offering applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy, social skills, life skills, monthly social events for teens (ages 7-11 and 12-15) and adults (16 years old). Going forward), community events, educational advocacy, caregiver support group, autism-related resources and trainings.
Autism Society LouisianaThe Louisiana State Autism Society offers an extensive list of local resources from entities and / or professionals that work with and support people affected by autism spectrum disorder.
Autism Society Greater New OrleansAutism Society of Greater New Orleans builds an inclusive society for the autism community to live fully through connection and acceptance.
The Arc of LouisianaThe Arc is the nation's leading advocate for all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families and the leading provider of the supports and services that people want and need. It also provides a list of resources for entities or organizations in the Louisiana sector.
Exceptional LivesExceptional Lives is an independent non-profit organization that provides free information to families of children with disabilities on how to access services and resources, and explains the processes in an easy-to-follow and understand way.
Autism Society AcadianaAt the Autism Society Acadiana, they support the families of people who have autism, they strive to raise awareness in their communities about all aspects of living together, educating and caring for a person on the autism spectrum.
Financial ResourcesMyotonic Dystrophy created a list of financial resources for all those people who are affected by autism in the Louisiana sector. This list is completely informative.
Gulfsouth Autism Center (GSAC)Gulfsouth Autism Center (GSAC) offers comprehensive treatment for children with autism spectrum disorders. The treatment philosophy was developed by a multidisciplinary team of regionally and internationally renowned autism specialists and offers the most advanced programs available. GSAC's approach is structured around Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and other state-of-the-art methods of care that have been shown to produce consistent and robust success.
Children’s Hospital New Orleans. The Autism Center The Children's Hospital Autism Center offers comprehensive, evidence based evaluation and treatment for children diagnosed with ASD. Although clinical care is the primary mission of the Autism Center at Children's Hospital, it also serves as a training center for providers. He engages in innovative research efforts to promote understanding of ASD and its impact on families.
Human Development CenterThe Human Development Center serves as a resource for people with disabilities, families, service providers, educators, and policy makers. The services and programs they offer are early childhood, education, transition, employment, careers, and interdisciplinary trainings.
Family Behavioral Health
Family Behavioral Health Center (FBHC) provides a comfortable and friendly clinical environment, where families can find professional understanding and practical solutions to a wide spectrum of behavioral, physiological, emotional, and educational challenges. The team of psychologists, speech-language pathologists, social workers, and academic consultants work to identify specific challenges and appropriate solutions.
Crane Rehab CenterCrane Rehab Center helps New Orleans residents lead better lives. They have worked with thousands of patients to overcome challenges, helping them achieve and return to their highest level of function through physical, occupational and speech therapy, ABA services, individualized and innovative wellness and enrichment programs.
Connections AcademyConnections Academy was designed to provide students across the country with a free online public school that enables them to learn in the way that works best for them. And it prepares them to succeed no matter what the future holds.
Families Helping Families of Southeast Louisiana (FHF
FHF NOLA is a non-profit resource center for people with disabilities and their families that provides the best possible support, resources, and programming for people with disabilities and their families.
Local, Regional, and National Resources for CYSHCN and their FamiliesResources are divided into professional organizations and agencies, programs and services for children, youth, and adults with disabilities, education, family groups helping other families, as well as family support organizations, pediatric hospitals, and more.
Family health office. Developmental assessment for autismThe Family Health Office provides a questionnaire that evaluates the risks of autism spectrum disorder in an age range of 16 to 30 months, it is free and available in more than 40 languages.
Odyssey FoundationThe non-profit organization is a resource for families, serving as health care providers, educators, among others, to combat obesity and other childhood diseases as well as to help families with children with ASD.
Early autism servicesThey provide ABA therapy services to diverse communities around the world, their services include home and center-based ABA therapy, occupational, speech and language therapy, telehealth services, social skills groups, teens, and free apprenticeships. They have a highly qualified and certified staff.

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Disclaimer: The resources posted on Ability Life Solutions are meant solely as suggestions and should not be construed as child-specific advice. The Center For Autism and Related Disorders recommends working with a board-certified behavior analyst (BCBA) who has experience with autism before starting any intensive behavioral intervention. Any choices you make in determining your child’s treatment are completely at your own discretion.

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