What is The Arc Caddo-Bossier?
The Arc Caddo-Bossier is a private, non-profit agency that provides an array of services and supportive programs for infants, children, and adults with developmental disabilities.
How can I support The Arc Caddo-Bossier?
Click here to visit our Support Us page for the ways you can help.
How can I view The Arc Caddo-Bossier's 990 form?
How can I apply for a job with The Arc Caddo-Bossier?
Apply in person at 351 Jordan Street, Shreveport, LA 71101, unless otherwise stated on the job posting. For a list of positions currently open, click here.
What services does The Arc Caddo-Bossier offer?
For a list of the services offered by The Arc Caddo-Bossier, click here.
What is the best way to contact officials and policy makers about advocacy issues?
You can go to our national organization's website (www.thearc.org) for a quick link to lawmakers. To contact lawmakers about advocaccy issues you can click here.
How do I locate a program or apply services for my child or adult with disabilities?
How do i prepare for my school age child's Individual Education Plan (IEP)?
Can anyone attend the IEP meeting with me?
Parents can take whomever they want to the IEP meeting. We recommend family members who really knwo the child, professionals who have worked with or still work with the child. Staff from Families Helping Families (FHF) will also attend the IEP meeting and, upon request, a family advocate from The Arc Caddo-Bossier can attend as well.
How can I make a difference in the life of my child and know that I am doing everything I can as a parent?
Parents can and should get involved in advocating for the rights and needs for their children. The Arc Caddo-Bossier recruits parents and self-advocates for Partners in Policymaking, a national advocacy organization. We encourage parents to become members of Louisiana Citizens for Action Now (LaCANN), a statewide, grassroots advocacy organization. Also, The Arc Caddo-Bossier provides advocacy training for parents in a program called "How to Advocate for Your Child."
My child has completed the local school programs and needs a job.
Contact the Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities (OCDD). The OCDD office will privide you with options. They may refer you to The Arc Caddo-Bossier's adult job opportunities at Frost Industries and the James Conly Plant.
What is the age limit for participating in the GREAT riding program?
Are scholarships available for GREAT?
How much do riding lessons cost?
GREAT has a variety of riding programs. The cost for a twelve week session is $360.
What age children is Goldman School licensed to serve?
Are there any accommodations available for breast feeding?
Does Goldman School serve children with special needs?
Can my child with special needs have his/her therapist provide services at Goldman School?
How can I enroll my child?
What fees are involoved in enrolling?
Does Goldman School accept Child Care Assistance?
What are the teacher/pupil ratios?
What is the educational level of the instructional saff?
Do the classrooms follow a certain curriculum?
How can I get to the James Conly Work Center?
The James Conly Center is located at 5320 Greenwood Road, Shreveport, LA 71109. There is a special city bus route that can take clients to the James Conly Center. For bus route information, contact Ron Jones at 318 631-9501 or email@example.com.
What are the hours of operation for the Jeams Conly Center?
How do I apply for Medicaid?
You may apply for Medicaid through The Arc Caddo-Bossier. You may also apply through the Medicaid office. More information about Medicaid is available at www.cms.hhs.gov/home/medicaid.asp.
How long will it be before I hear back from Mediaid about my application?
How long does it take for me to know whether or not I am eligible for Medicaid?
Can I apply for Medicaid even though I have health insurance?
I don't think I can apply because I think our income is too hight. Is there a maximum income level?
My child just turned one year old and their Medicaid has stopped. What do I need to do?
Are Medicaid and Medicare the same program?
Whom do I call to get additional sercices or funding for services?
The Arc Caddo-Bossier will help families apply for Medicaid services. Once families have applied for Medicaid, The Arc Caddo-Bossier refers families to the Office for Citizens with Disabilities (OCDD), a state agency that oversees the state and federal programs for people with developmental disabilities.
Where can I find reasonably priced assitive equipment?