During the 2022 legislative session, the legislature approved ACT 682 to establish an advisory council to advise the board regarding inclusive programs and methods to fund and expand inclusive programs in the state. The council shall oversee:
- The creation, operation, and expansion of inclusive programs.
- Technical assistance in creating or expanding inclusive programs.
- Dissemination of information on inclusive programs in Louisiana to students with intellectual or developmental disabilities and the parent or guardian of the students.
Advisory Council Meetings
Applications and Resources
Advisory Council Members
|Dr. Gerlinde Beckers||Director, Lions Connected||Southeastern Louisiana University|
|Dr. Mary Breaud||Associate Professor of Education||Nicholls State University|
|Dr. Kim Hunter Reed||Commissioner of Higher Education||Louisiana Board of Regents|
|Brittany Soden||Director, SPERO Program||LSU Alexandria|
|Dr. Dan Bureau||Assistant Vice President for Student Health & Wellbeing||LSU and A&M College|
|President Dennis J. Shields||President-Chancellor||Southern University System|
|Dr. Jeannine Kahn||Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs||University of Louisiana System|
|Dr. Willie Smith||Chancellor||Baton Rouge Community College|
|Amy Deaville||Executive Director||Louisiana Developmental Disabilities Council|
|Melisa Bayham||Director||Louisiana Rehabilitation Services|
|Gerald "Mitch" Dillon||Alumnus of an Inclusive Program|
|Johnny Manela||Parent of a Student who graduated from an Inclusive Program|
|Katherine Granier||Acting Superintendent||Louisiana Special School District|