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Sunday, August 31, 2008

Gustav-inmformation for families with special needs children

Most of you are up north, but some of you may be in the Louisiana/Mississippi Coastal areas.

If you are, and you are evacuating, I'm trying to set up a page for emergency information on services, etc. for Louisiana evacuees.

This will be a joint effort by the Down Syndrome Assn. of Greater New Orleans and the Louisiana Family to Family Health Information Center, which is a statewide program of Bayou Land Families Helping Families.

Additionally, the Louisiana Family to Family Health Information Center will post emergency information and contacts for families of children with special health needs and disabilities to the LaDisabilityTalk newsgroup and the DSAGNO newsgroup. These are both Yahoo newsgroups and you can sign up at www.yahoogroups. com if you want to get information up to the minute.

The Louisiana Family to Family Health Information Center will be up and running out of my Texas hotel and via our health information specialists throughout the state in Families Helping Families offices not effected by the storm.For the Families Helping Families Office near you, go to http://www.fhfla.org/.

For those in South Louisiana on this listserve, there are notices on these 2 listserves already about emergency sheltering, services and assistance in evacuating.

For others on this listserve, please pray for those in South Louisiana and elsewhere who are facing Hurricane Gustav.

Thank you.Karen Scallan
Program Supervisor
Louisiana's Family to Family Health Information Center
A Statewide Program of Bayou Land Families Helping Families
204 East Bayou Road
Thibodaux, Louisiana
70301
Email: mailto:kscallan@cox.%20net
Bayou Land Website: http://www.blfhf.org/
Family to Family Website: http://www.blfhf.org/f2fhic/index.php

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