A statewide Disability Rights Day was held annually at the State Capitol in Baton Rouge for many years. Disability Rights Day was not held in 2018 and one is not planned for 2019. Instead, LaCAN members are encouraged to participate in LaCAN’s Yellow Shirt Days throughout the Legislative Session, held on days when legislators and BESE members are considering issues important to people with developmental disabilities. Click here to learn more about Yellow Shirt Days.
Click here to watch a video from the 2017 Disability Rights Day held on April 26, 2017 where over 400 LaCAN members joined together to visit with legislators and raise awareness of the importance of funding supports and services people with developmental disabilities need to live in their own homes and be productive members of their communities.
Photos of the event can be found on the LaCAN Facebook page located at https://www.facebook.com/lacanadvocates/