Disability Discrimination in Schools

U.S. Dept. of Education information on Disability Discrimination in schools.

The Right to Accommodations in Public School for Children with A Disability

Learn about your child's right to accommodation in public (including charter) schools, how to request evaluation or re-evaluation, and what kind of accommodations are common.

Public School Discipline and Children With Disabilities

Questions and answers about discipline issues affecting children with disabilities.

Understanding the Best Interest of the Child

Louisiana courts use the "best interest of the child" standard to determine custody. This article lays out the factors that make up the "best interest of the child" test used by the courts and explains how the factors can influence a judge's decision on custody.

Federal Law Information for Minor Employment

Federal information for minor age (14-15) workers. Briefly explains federal law including the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) on a minor's work hours.

Taking the HiSET Exam in the State of Louisiana

The HiSET exam is a five-part test states use in the process of issuing a high school equivalency credential. The exam allows you to show you have the same academic knowledge and skills as a high school graduate. This resource includes a link to more information about the eligibility requirements to take the HiSET exam in the State of Louisiana and a link to frequently asked questions about the HiSET exam.

Children with Disabilities and English as a Second Language (ESL)

Questions and answers about children with disabilities who do not speak English as a first language.

Hardship Driver's Licenses

If your license is suspended in Louisiana, you might still be able to drive for special reasons. After 30 days of suspension for a first offense, you may be eligible for a hardship license. To obtain it, you must show that you need to drive in order to “maintain the necessities of life.” Examples include driving to and from work, medical care, school or the grocery store. Drivers under this restriction are only permitted to be on certain designated streets, and may be on the road only during hours when working, attending school or receiving medical treatment. If you’re stopped while driving under a hardship license, it’s up to the officer’s discretion to determine that you were in fact driving for an authorized purpose.

ABLE Savings Accounts For People With Disabilities

The Louisiana Achieving A Better Life Experience Act Program (ABLE) allows families to save for disability-related expenses of their loved ones. The advantage of this program is that it allows the family to save without worrying about whether the assets in an account will be counted as an asset for purposes of determining eligibility for federal and state benefits programs such as Medicaid and Social Security.

Getting Help From the Court in Your Custody Case

In a child custody case, parents may need to ask the Court for help to make sure that important issues are thoroughly considered. This article discusses asking the Court for help related to a parent's drug use, mental health issues, or unwillingness to come to an agreement about issues relating to the child.

Child Custody

Get answers to frequently asked questions about child custody in Louisiana.

What You Should Know About Custody

Frequently asked questions and answers about custody issues.

How can I get a drivers license when I get home from prison?

This resources outlines how you can get your driver's license reinstated after being released from prison.

Visitation and Who Has the Right to It

Answers to some frequently asked questions about visitation.

A Guide to Child Custody in Louisiana

This comprehensive guide to child custody in Louisiana covers: Understanding Child Custody, Establishing Child Custody, Modifying Child Custody, and Exercising + Enforcing Child Custody. The guide includes information on paternity, relocation, contempt, failure to exercise or allow custody, the standards for changing child custody judgments, and much more.

Reinstating A Driver's License

This information covers how a person can have their driver's license reinstated after their license is suspended or revoked. You must satisfy the requirements of the suspension or revocation before you can apply for a reinstated license.

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