State Resources-Louisiana

The resources listed below provide information and referral or direct services to deaf and hard of hearing children.  They will be able to answer your questions about deafness and related information, or refer you to the most appropriate organizations and services in your area.  This is not a comprehensive list, but rather a starting point to help you identify the different types of services available statewide.  The State Office of Special Education provides information about local elementary and secondary programs for deaf and hard of hearing students.

STATE SCHOOL
Louisiana School for the Deaf
2888 Brightside Lane
P.O. Box 3074
Baton Rouge, LA  70821
TTY/V: 225-69-8160
FAX: 225-769-3424
Website: http://www.lalsd.org

DEAF-BLIND SERVICES
Helen Keller National Center, Region 6
12160 Abrams Road, Suite 620
Dallas, TX  75243
TTY/V: 972-490-9677
FAX: 972-490-6042
Website: http://www.HKNC.org

Louisiana Deafblind Project
Louisiana State University Human Development Center
1900 Gravier Street
G6-2 Office 817
New Orleans, LA  70112
601-259-2575
Website: http://www.hdc.lsuhsc.edu/ladbp/

STATE OFFICE OF SPECIAL EDUCATION
Louisiana Department of Education
Division of Special Education
Claiborne Building
1201 North 3rd Street
PO Box 94064
Baton Rouge, LA  70801-9064
V: 225-342-3633
V: 1-877-453-2721
FAX: 225.342.3281
Website: https://www.louisianabelieves.com/academics/students-with-disabilities

STATE OFFICE ON DEAFNESS
Louisiana Commission for the Deaf
8225 Florida Boulevard
Baton Rouge, LA  70806
TTY: 225-925-4175
TTY: 800-543-2009
V: 800-256-1523
FAX: 225-922-1515
Website: http://www.dss.state.la.us
 
STATE VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION
Louisiana Department of Social Services
Louisiana Vocational Rehabilitation Services
3651 Cedarcrest Avenue
Baton Rouge, LA  70816
TTY/V: 225-925-8900
FAX: 225-925-8966
Website: http://www.dss.state.la.us

RESOURCE CENTER ON DEAFNESS
Gallaudet University Regional Center

JoAnn Benfield, Director
Austin Community College
1020 Grove Blvd. #1143
Austin, TX  78741
Phone/Videophone: 512-410-7071
Website: http://www.gallaudet.edu/office-of-national-outreach/regional-centers/south

Last revised January 2015

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