D.R.E.A.M.S. Foundation of Acadiana   P.O. Box 82502   Lafayette, LA 70598
Phone: 337-267-9199    dreams@dreamsfoundationaca.org

Disability.Resources.Education.Activity.Management.Services.
Parc Independence
Lafayette's first "handi-capable"
play area - a place where children of
all abilities will be able to play
together. Located within Girard Park
NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS & SUPPORT GROUPS
Let your local Government
know what you need!
Acadian Society for Autistic Citizens meets the first Tuesday of every month at 6:30 pm at
Alesi's Pizza House on Johnston St. in Lafayette. Parents and professionals are welcome to
Dyslexia - Barbara Parent, 984-6212
Meets the 1st Tuesday bi-monthly
(FEB, APRIL, JUN, AUG, OCT, and DEC)
6 - 8 p.m. Woman's Foundation Classroom,
Building A, Suite 100 in Lafayette Surgicares Building
front of Womans and Children's Hospital (Lafayette)
For more information and registration confirmation, please call (337) 234-3109.
a non-profit, family directed resource center for individuals with disabilities & their
families. It is a place families can go for information, services & support that is totally
directed & staffed by parents/family members of individuals with disabilities.  
located in San Antonio, Texas. It is the World’s
First Ultra Accessible Family Fun Park designed
specifically for children and adults with special
needs, their family members, caregivers, friends
and the entire community.
SIBSHOP
A support group for sibilngs who are brother
and sisters of individuals with disabilities.  
Contact Bernadette Myers at FHF of
Acadiana, 1-800-378-9854.
If you are aware of other
support groups or
organizations or would
like to have your group
or organization listed on
our site, please contact
us at 337-654-4053.
ADHD Support Group
3rd Wednesday of every month 6-7pm
Hosted by Daniel Yeager, LCSW
Call 337-981-2180 for location
Multiple Sclerosis Support Group
3rd Wednesday of every month 5:30pm
@ Hub City Diner
Jackie Cusimano  337-269-1068
Muscular Dystrophy Support Group
4th Thursday of every month 6:30-8pm
Our Lady of Lourdes
Mia Patout  337-269-1638
Nation's largest grassroots mental health organization
dedicated to improving the lives of persons living
with serious mental illness and their families.
National Alliance on Metal Illness
(NAMI)
Support Groups
1st and 3rd Sunday of every month
@ 1st Lutheran Church in Lafayette
Karen Dubois  337-654-2138
Denver Nobles  337-849-6764
support to individuals
wishing to effectively
advocate for the expansion
and improvement of provides
information and community
and family support services
for people with disabilities
and their families.
Unique information about the
development, nature, and that
parents be recognized as
partners in the planning and
implementing of their children's
education.
promotes appropriate,
inclusive education for all
students.  Members work to
make parents, educators, the
general public, and state
leadership informed and
supportive of research based
and effective practices used
appropriately for each student.
GUMBO
Games Uniting Mind & Body
interscholastic athletic competition designed for
school aged students who have physical or visual
disabilities.
More information contact:  Pam Carey  
1-800-259-7200
meets 1st Tues. each month @ 5:30pm
@ Lafayette Physical Rehabilitation Hospital
307 Polly Ln., Lafayette
Contact: Dawn Abbott for info. @ 261-1065
If your child has just been
diagnosed with a disability
please contact the Office for
Citizens with Development
Disabilities(OCDD) at
the link below to make sure
your child is getting all the
services he/she is eligible fo
r
OCDD