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The Community Provider Association (CPA) works with multiple organizations as a catalyst to promote change! Coming together in solidarity is what made the recent rate restorations and legislation to improve our industry possible!

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It's Election Season! Help Individuals with Disabilities Access the Polls

Posted by The Community Provider Association on Oct 20, 2020 11:24:31 AM

It's that time again: election season! All of us, including individuals with disabilities, have an important role to play in determining our country's future by casting our votes. 

The general election is quickly approaching on Tuesday, November 3, and now is the time to nail down your voting plan and assist others in your community to do the same. 

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CPA Executive Director Recognized as a Rising Star

Posted by The Community Provider Association on Sep 21, 2020 5:39:12 PM

Congratulations to our CPA Executive Director, Caroline Meehan honored by American Network of Community Options and Resources (ANCOR)!

ANCOR has selected Caroline because of her dedication to federal advocacy on issues of importance for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and to our IDD community in general. 

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Topics: Insider, Membership, COVID-19

Thank You, Direct Support Professionals!

Posted by The Community Provider Association on Sep 14, 2020 6:30:34 AM

This week is Direct Support Professionals Recognition Week in the United States, and we at the CPA are celebrating the dedicated DSPs working in communities across Louisiana!

Day in and day out, DSPs have a direct impact on the quality of life and social wellbeing of individuals with disabilities. 

Keep reading to learn more about exactly what Direct Support Professionals do and hear a firsthand account about how Marvette Harris of New Orleans has been changing lives as a DSP. 

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Dementia Capable Care Workshop

Posted by The Community Provider Association on Sep 10, 2020 8:28:39 AM

We are looking forward to hosting our Dementia Capable Care Workshop virtually next month! If you have been looking to increase your knowledge about providing care for individuals with IDD and dementia,  this workshop is perfect for you. 

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Topics: Membership, staffing, retention, growth

Time to sign up for Legislative Teams!

Posted by The Community Provider Association on Sep 3, 2020 8:51:05 AM

Attention CPA members: our regional legislative teams are springing into action and we need you! 

Read below to learn more about the importance of joining a legislative team and how you can go about signing up to be the "boots on the ground" this session! 

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Topics: Insider, Membership, COVID-19

Member Spotlight: Arc of Acadiana

Posted by The Community Provider Association on Aug 18, 2020 1:15:33 PM

We want to spotlight one of our CPA Members: the Arc of Acadiana!

Read on to discover who Arc of Acadiana is, how the Community Provider Association has benefited the Arc of Acadiana organization, and what their experience has been like as a CPA member.

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Topics: Membership

AARP and CPA Connect: Advocacy in Motion

Posted by The Community Provider Association on Aug 10, 2020 2:21:20 PM

With more than 500,000 members statewide, AARP Louisiana helps to create a society where people 50+ age with dignity and purpose. They offer volunteering opportunities for individuals to put skills and experience to good use. 

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Topics: Insider, Membership, COVID-19

CPA President Recognized for Transformation in IDD Field

Posted by The Community Provider Association on Aug 4, 2020 3:07:02 PM

Congratulations to our CPA Board President Sharon Gomez for being honored by the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD)'s National Historic Recognition Project!

AAIDD has recognized Sharon as one of the key individuals who have contributed to the transformation of the IDD field within the U.S. over the past 20 years. You can read more about the Historic Recognition Project and AAIDD here

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Topics: Insider, Membership, COVID-19

CPA Virtual Town Hall Meetings

Posted by The Community Provider Association on Jul 16, 2020 2:48:29 PM

The Community Provider Association's series of virtual town hall meetings is off to a great start! Below is a recap of our first two meetings with members of Louisiana's federal delegation, as well as a preview of our next town hall. 

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Topics: Insider, Membership, COVID-19

Louisiana Virtual Town Hall Meeting, Garret Graves, 6th District Rep

Posted by The Community Provider Association on Jul 6, 2020 9:41:14 AM

This Wednesday, July 8 at 9:30 am CDT, the Community Provider Association will hold its second virtual town hall meeting.  We are excited to hear from Congressman Garret Graves and discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on IDD services. 

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Topics: Insider, Membership, COVID-19

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