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LaTEACH

LaTEACH

Governor Bobby Jindal signing Act 328 of the 2011 Legislative Session into law. This piece of legislation by Senator Jack Donahue provides rules that govern the appropriate use of restraint and seclusion of students with disabilites in schools.


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MISSION STATEMENT

 “LaTEACH promotes appropriate, inclusive education for all students. We 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.”

GUIDING PRINCIPLES 

We believe all students, with or without disabilities, should be provided the same opportunities to be educated in neighborhood schools as their sisters, brothers, friends and neighbors.

We believe all students, with or without disabilities, need and should be provided with the support to learn together effectively, involving family, school and community.

We believe all educators should be provided with the training and resources to teach students with diverse learning styles and needs.

We believe all students, with or without disabilities, need and should be provided educational opportunities which address their individualized needs, use research based practices, result in meaningful outcomes, and prepare them for productive and satisfying lives.

We believe all parents should take the lead through active participation and be given the training and resources to address their child’s individualized needs, use research based practices, result in meaningful outcomes, and prepare them for productive and satisfying lives.

We believe that ALL students are valued members in society and can and should become fully participating and contributing citizens.

Past Advocacy Success of LaTEACH:

  • LAA 2 becoming an exit exam that leads to a regular high school diploma
  • A parent of a student that receives special education services being appointed to the Governor’s Commission on High School Redesign
  • State Regulations that govern the use of appropriate use of restraints and seclusion of students with exceptionalities (Regular session of 2010)
  • Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) being able to obtain an ancillary certification from school systems to work with students in schools

Contact Region 9 LaTEACH Leader, Karen Artus, for more information
Karen.Artus@lateach.org or (985) 264-1186
www.lateach.org