Connect with local organizations

There are so many organizations in Louisiana that are doing excellent work to support people with disabilities!

You can search for all different kinds of organizations in our Resource Directory. (We'll tell you how on the next screen!)

But here are a few that can answer a lot of the questions you may have. Tell them what kind of help you need, and they'll tell you who else you can call.


Centers for Independent Living can provide the following: 1. Help with transition to adult life 2. Job training and placement. 3. Help finding housing. 4. Support for independent living.

Centers for Independent Living in Louisiana

Call the one nearest you:

This link goes to a directory with addresses, and more contact information about all these centers:

Source: ILRU (Independent Living Research Utilization) program

The Arcs provide the following services. 1. Help with transition to adult life. 2. Job training and placement. 3. Help with education and other services. 4. Respite care.

The Arc of Louisiana has 20 chapters in the state.

Contact the main office and ask which one is closest to you. Tell them what kind of help you need.

Or click the link at the bottom of the page to download a list of chapters. (It will open in a new tab or appear in the bottom corner of your screen.)

Image of Families helping Families logo beside the text: Parent support groups and trainings, help with education and other services, they offer free help and advice for many kinds of needs.


Louisiana Developmental Disabilities Council

  • Programs to support independent living

  • Call (225) 342-6804 or go to their website: