Lawrence Advisory Council on Disabilities

Introducing the Lawrence Advisory Council on Disabilities (LACD):

Lawrence Advisory Council on Disabilities

Introducing the Lawrence Advisory Council on Disabilities (LACD):

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Board Members

  • Janette Jackson – Chair of LACD | City of Lawrence, Director of H.R. 
  • Patty Reed – Parent and Medicaid Waiver Case Manager
  • Kristy Hayes – The Village of Merici, Director of Services
  • Colleen Renie – The Village of Merici, Executive Director
  • Karyl Davis – The Village of Merici, Director of Development

 

LACD Proclamation Document

 

Mission

The LACD is dedicated to promoting awareness, employment opportunities, and social inclusion at city events, and will continue to foster a culture of equitable experiences for all people with disabilities. 

 Vision

The Council will strive to break down barriers to provide a supportive, welcoming, and accommodating community so that all persons with developmental disabilities can enjoy an inclusive lifestyle.

 Meetings

When: Second Thursday of each month.

December 8th-Lawrence Government Center , 9001 E. 59th Street, Suite 301 (Mayor's Office)

 

Events

Disability Resource Fair : Thursday, March 3th from 5-7pm

Location: Fortune Academy- 5626 Lawton Loop E, Drive Lawrence, IN 46216

Open to the Public

Volunteer Opportunities

TBD

Contact

Questions and Inquiries? Email us here

Connect and follow us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/LawrenceAdvisoryCouncilonDisbilities

Resources

Community Resources

Employment Empowerment Project

In 2021, only 21.3% of Americans age 16 and over with disabilities were working or actively looking for work, far below the 67.1% rate for Americans without disabilities. (Bureau of Labor Statistics) You can help change this statistic by participating in LACD's Employment Empowerment Project. Details of the project are available online here.