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Disability Affairs
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Disability Affairs                                                                                            

Mission

  • To collect facts and statistics and make special studies of conditions pertaining to the employment, health, financial status, recreation, social adjustment of the disabled, or which otherwise affect the welfare of individuals with disabilities.
  • To keep abreast of the latest developments concerning disabilities and individuals with disabilities throughout the nation and to interpret its findings to the public.
  • To provide for a mutual exchange of ideas and information on national, state, and local levels.
  • To make recommendations to the governor and to the legislature for needed improvements and additional resources to promote the welfare of individuals with disabilities in the state.
  • To provide information and advice to state agencies concerning compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and all other state and federal laws.
  • To coordinate the services of all the state agencies serving individuals with disabilities and require reports from such state agencies and institutions.
  • To network and promote local committees and organizations for persons with disabilities, to provide information and updates of changes in law, and centrally coordinate the preparation for the Governor's Conference for Persons with Disabilities.
  • To encourage, strengthen and promote coordination of goals and program services among various public and private delivery systems to persons with disabilities of ages throughout the state.
  • To seek to facilitate and encourage the integration of job-ready persons with disabilities into such programs as are available to their non-disabled peers.

Staff Listing
Matt Rovira, Executive Director matt.rovira@la.gov
Mark Ford, Assistant Director  mark.ford@la.gov
Constance Addison, Administrative/Disability Coordinator
connie.addison@gov.state.la.us
C.J. Rogers, Project Director, Louisiana Benefits to Work Program c.j.rogers!@la.gov 
Odessa Adams-Payne Louisiana Benefits to Work Program odessa.adams-payne@la.gov   

Department Mailing Address
Governor's Office of Disability Affairs
P.O. Box 94004
Baton Rouge, LA 70804

Department Physical Address
Governor's Office of Disability Affairs
150 Third Street, Suite 129
Baton Rouge, LA 70801

Phone: 225-219-7550
Fax: 225-219-7551

Office Website
http://www.gov.state.la.us/disabilityaffairs/default.asp

Related Links
http://www.dlrp.org
http://www.lasilc.org



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