LASARD is a part of the LSU HSC Human Development Center in New Orleans, which is a Louisiana’s University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD). Other projects in HDC include employment and early childhood education. LASARD has been funded by the Louisiana Department of Education for 13 years. We are currently in our last year of total funding. We are continuing to offer our services at no cost for this last year, but going forward we will be contracting with schools and districts for our services. A listing and description of our training packages will be in the Vendor Guide for next school year.