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Louisiana Department of Education: Division of Special Populations - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

Louisiana Department of Education: Division of Special Populations
Clairborne Building
1201 North Third Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802-5243
(225) 342-3633 (Local)
(225) 342-5880 (Fax)
(225) 219-4588 (TDD/TTY)
http://www.doe.state.la.us/

Brief Description

Geographic area served: Louisiana.
Publications: Bulletins detailing regulations as applied to state and federal laws, handbooks on best practice guidelines.

Staff

Virginia Beridon, Director, Special Populations, Virginia.Beridon@la.gov
Evelyn Johnson, Section Supervisor Part C and ECSE, (225) 342-3730, evelyn.johnson@la.gov

Services Offered

Services for Children

  • Community Outreach Programs
    • Identifies, locates, and evaluates exceptional children throughout the state.
  • Early Intervention/Infant Services
    • Provides early intervention services.
  • Education Services
    • Provides free appropriate education to those 3 through 21 years of age, using IDEA guidelines.

Services for Professionals

  • Consultation/Technical Program Assistance
    • Provides statewide technical assistance to school systems, parent organizations, and other agencies. Offers in-service training and special assistance programs to school systems, parent organizations, and other public or private agencies.
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