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Exceptional Lives

Free, easy-to-use resources. Find the best benefits and services for children and young adults with disabilities.

Autism Speaks

Looking for local resources like doctors, after school programs or therapy providers?

Can a Student with a Disability Attend College?

Great information for students and parents who are preparing for college. Use your IEP as a tool, use self advocacy & consider the options available for students while they’re still in high school.

Help with Back to School

Online tutoring services available for free through the library.

Developing Your Child’s IEP

This guide can help you learn what you need to know. It explains the basics of the special education process and gives you information on how to be an effective partner with your child’s school.

Dental Tool Kit

Autism Speaks has teamed up with Colgate and Philips-Sonicare to create a dental guide and video to provide tips for improving oral hygiene at home, as well as information about how parents and dental professionals can make a visit to the dentist’s office less stressful and more productive.

Autism Response Team

10 Ways the Autism Response Team Can Help
Questions? Call us at 888-288-4762 or en Español 888-772-9050, or email familyservices@autismspeaks.org

Families Helping Families of Jefferson’s Lending Library

This lending library is for parents, children, teens, adults and professionals allowing them easy access to an array of materials regarding special education, early intervention, disability specific books, bullying and other related resources.

Lions Connected

Lions Connected courses, combined with college-level courses are centered around the practice of “learning by doing”. As LC students prepare for a career they love, we work closely with each student to customize their courses and college experience. Academic mentors accompany each student every step of the way, including class attendance, in-class assignments and out-of-class assignments and homework support. Social Mentors are available to work with our students as often as needed.

Emergency Preparation Guide

Practical tips to help you and your family prepare for an emergency.

Going to College with Asperger’s & Autism

Transitioning to college can be stressful for any young adult, but those with Asperger’s syndrome or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) often face additional challenges during this time. There are people and programs in place to help, though. This guide offers information, expert advice and resources to help make the transition to college smooth and successful for students with ASD and their families.

Keep Kids with Autism Safe from Wandering

Anyone who’s been a parent long enough has felt that panic—often only temporary—when a child wanders out of sight. Kids can get lost anywhere—at an amusement park, in a store, in a crowd, and sometimes even right in your own neighborhood. Many parents of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) know this feeling all too well.

Able Eyes

The mission of Able Eyes is to provide visual, state of the art experiences/teaching tools to children and adults with disabilities. Able Eyes provides a user friendly platform to teach skills, and explore environments from several different perspectives. Our ultimate goal is to make businesses and public venues more accessible for people of all abilities by offering visual tours, making them “Able Eyes Accessible.”

National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

NLS is a free braille and talking book library service for people with temporary or permanent low vision, blindness, or a physical disability that prevents them from reading or holding the printed page. Through a national network of cooperating libraries, NLS offers books the way you want them: in braille or audio formats, mailed to your door for free, or instantly downloadable.

NLS works to ensure that all may read by providing eligible patrons access to NLS materials regardless of age, economic circumstances, or technical expertise. Explore the tabs using the menu on the left. Share the gift of reading, and spread the word about NLS so that all may read.

Individualized Education Program (IEP) Guide

A team of lawyers at Goodwin Procter LLP has generously put together a helpful guide to help families understand the IEP process as their loved ones head back to school.

Louisiana School Finder

Want to know what your child’s school report card looks like? Want to compare it to other schools?
Then check out this new website and resource for parents from Louisiana Department of Education.

Louisiana Connectors Parent Guide

This guide provides you, as a parent, with a quick overview of the Louisiana Connectors, why they are important for students and teachers alike, and the resources available to further support your child’s learning at home. This guide is a supplement to the Louisiana Student Standards Parent Guide.