Louisiana Developmental Disabilities Council

Perhaps you know them as the “yellow shirts”. Certainly, state Senator Troy Brown of Napoleonville thinks of disabilities advocates that way.

“Y’all remember when y’all came with the yellow shirts? Let me tell you something. That works!” Brown offers as encouragement.

Disabilities advocates have been meeting with their local state lawmakers, trying to prepare for what promises to be an agonizing and contentious legislative session, as it centers on the budget and a $1.6-billion revenue shortfall. 

Former Secretary of State, Jim Brown, speaks with Jim on Edwin Edwards' candidacy for Congress. He also discussed other political issues and topics in Louisiana.

Louisiana Developmental Disability Council member Sandee Winchell speaks on upcoming annual events and the LACAN initiative along with Ashley McReynolds, LACAN Region 2 Leader. For additional information on the LACAN rally, contact 225-342-6804.

Artist Billy Solitario speaks on upcoming Brush for Burden project on March 23-30.

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Despite the threat of rain, proponents of state-funded supports that allow developmentally disabled individuals to live at home – rather than in institutions or group homes – rallied at the state capitol Wednesday.

St. Mary's Residential Training School

In Boyce, La., St. Mary’s Residential Training School offers both residential care and educational services for individuals with developmental disabilities.

This concludes our two-part series on the state’s goal to wind down the number of individuals living in places like St. Mary’s.