Our Mission is to provide practical information to people with developmental disabilities and their support network.

Upcoming events

Register TODAY!

AAIDD-LA 2017 Annual Meeting & Conference

September 20 – 22 in Alexandria, LA

LDH Updates from Dr. Rebekah Gee

OCDD Updates from Mark Thomas

Keynote Speaker

James R. Thompson

Finding Your People, Resolving Your Purpose, & Igniting Your Passion

Dynamic breakout sessions covering Autism, Bullying, Staff Burn-out, COPD/Asthma, Dementia, Person Centered Planning, Communication, Adapted Sports, Self-Advocacy, HCBS Settings Rule, Fair Labor Standards, OCDD Programmatic Unit, and many more!

Plus an Exclusive Pre-Conference Session with Dr. Amy Hewitt on the Workforce Crisis


AAIDD LA Board Members

Pat Landry - President

Hilda Trahan - Past President

Sylvia Melancon - President-Elect

Keely Puma - Vice President of Conference

Doug Ryland - Treasurer

Shannon Noda - Secretary

Sonia Mota - Vice President of Marketing

Lynda Thiels - Vice President of Training

David Vangossen - Vice President of Membership

Joyce Louden - Member at large

Judy Collins - Member at large

Kristin Evans - Board Coordinator

AAIDD promotes progressive policies, sound research, effective practices, and universal human rights for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.


We have several chairs on the board that are coming up for election.  You do not have to be a member to nominate someone but you must be a member to be nominated. Visit the board nomination page for details.

We are accepting nomination for Awards for the 2017 year. Please visit the Award nomination page for details.

We will be putting on a great 2017 conference this year so please invite people that may enjoy what we have to offer and do not forget to register yourself!

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Our mission is to provide practical information to people with developmental disabilities and their support network

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P.O Box 3326

Pineville, La 71361

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