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Louisiana

1. State CHIP Program
Louisiana Children's Health Insurance Program
LaCHIP Processing Office
P.O. Box 91278
Baton Rouge, LA 70821-9278
(877) 252-2447

2. Early Intervention

Programs for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities: Ages Birth through 2
Brenda Sharp, Program Manager
Louisiana Part C Early Intervention
Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities
Louisiana Department of Health & Hospitals
P.O. Box 3117, Bin 21, 682 N. 4th Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
(225) 342-8820
Web & E-mail

Programs for Children with Disabilities: Ages 3 through 5
Mary Louise Jones, Ed.D., 619 Coordinator
Linda Champion, Program Consultant
Division of Standards, Assessments and Accountability
Louisiana Department of Education
P. O. Box 94064
Baton Rouge, LA 70804
(225) 342-3366
Web & E-mail

3. Education Support

State Department of Education: Special Education
Dr. Susan Aysene, Director
Division of Educational Improvement and Assistance
Louisiana Department of Education
1201 N. 3rd Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
(225) 342-3513
Web

State Coordinator for NCLB (No Child Left Behind)
Dr. Scott Norton, Assistant Superintendent
Office of Student and School Performance
Louisiana Department of Education
1201 N. 3rd Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
(225) 342-3355; (877) 453-2721
Web

4. Vocational Rehabilitation

State Vocational Rehabilitation Agency
James E. Wallace, Director
Department of Social Services
Louisiana Rehabilitation Services
8225 Florida Boulevard
Baton Rouge, LA 70806-4381
(225) 925-4131; (800) 737-2958 (in LA)
Web & E-mail

Coordinator for Transition Services
Keita O. Rone, Supervisor
Division of Educational Improvement and Assistance
Louisiana Department of Education
P.O. Box 94064
Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9064
(225) 342-0520
Web & E-mail

5. Developmental Disabilities

Councils on Developmental Disabilities
Sandee Winchell, Executive Director
Louisiana Developmental Disabilities Council
P.O. Box 3455
Baton Rouge, LA 70821-3455
(225) 342-6804; (800) 922-3425 (In LA)
Web & E-mail

6. Mental Health Agency

State Mental Health Agency
William E. Payne, Jr., Acting Asst. Secretary
Office of Mental Health
Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals
628 N. 4th Street, 4th Floor
P.O. Box 4049
Baton Rouge, LA 70821-4049
(225) 342-2540
Web & E-mail

State Mental Health Representative for Children and Youth
Brandon P. Romano, Psy.D., CCHP
Director of Children, Youth and Family Services
Clinical State Child Planner, Clinical Psychologist
Program Manager
Office of Mental Health
Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals
P.O. Box 4049 - BIN #12
1201 Capitol Access Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70821-4049
(225) 342-0590
Web & E-mail

7. Referral Centers

University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities
Philip Wilson, Acting Director
L5005 SAHP
Pennington Center
Kenilworth Parkway
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
(504) 432-4544
Web & E-mail

8. Links

Protection and Advocacy Agency
Stephanie Patrick, Outreach & Training Coordinator
The Advocacy Center
2704 Wooddale Boulevard, Suite B
Baton Rouge, LA 70805
(504) 925-8884; (800) 960-7705 (in LA)
Web & E-mail

Programs for Children with Special Health Care Needs
Susan Berry, M.D., Director
Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals
Office of Public Health
Children’s Special Health Services
1450 L & A Road
Metairie, LA 70802
(504) 568-5055
Web & E-mail

NICHCY

Updated: September, 2007
A publication of the National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities

 
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