Pinecrest Supports and Services Center http://wrkf.org en De-Institutionalizing Louisiana, Part One: Waivers vs. Facilities http://wrkf.org/post/de-institutionalizing-louisiana-part-one-waivers-vs-facilities <p>Louisiana's efforts to move more individuals with developmental disabilities out of congregate living and back into the home with supports actually started pretty late compared to the rest of the country.</p><p>In the 1980s when other states were beginning to shut down their large, state-run facilities as part of the national de-institutionalization movement, Louisiana was still building. Only in 2005, after Hurricane Katrina forced the shutdown of the New Orleans metropolitan facility did the state start ramping up its de-institutionalizing efforts.</p><p>This is the first of a <a href="http://wrkf.org/post/de-institutionalizing-louisiana-part-two-demand-vs-expansion">two-part</a> series exploring the progress of that effort over the years since.</p><p></p><p> Mon, 15 Apr 2013 06:00:00 +0000 Ashley Westerman 8600 at http://wrkf.org De-Institutionalizing Louisiana, Part One: Waivers vs. Facilities