Dr. Kathy Allen, state director of Louisiana Black Advocates for Life, was recently appointed to the Governor’s Advisory Council on Disability Affairs. The purpose of the council is to advise the governor, through the Governor’s Office of Disability Affairs, on the needs and issues relative to education, legislation, housing, accessibility, transportation and related issues of concern to citizens with disabilities in the state of Louisiana.
Dr. Allen will serve as vice-chair of the council and is also a member of the legislative and education committees.
The Governor’s Office of Disability Affairs hosts an annual conference, usually held in Baton Rouge, which will be offered as a virtual conference this year. The conference features participation by statewide leaders in agencies and programs impacting the disabilities community, as well as self-advocates, and parents. The theme for this year’s conference, to be held on Thursday, July 23, and Friday July 24, is “The 30th Anniversary of the ADA in the Midst of the Pandemic.”
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