Mr. Paxton E. Oliver II, Deputy Director of Developmental Disabilities for Central Louisiana Human Services District (CLHSD), has been selected as President Elect of the Louisiana chapter of the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD).
The National AAIDD was established in 1876 and has since become a community of over 5,000 leaders in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities. Their mission is to promote progressive policies, sound research, effective practices, and universal human rights for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The mission of the AAIDD Louisiana chapter is to provide practical information to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their support network.
Mr. Oliver served on the AAIDD Louisiana chapter Conference Committee from September 2017 through 2018. He was selected to be the 2019 President-Elect by members of the Louisiana Chapter, and the announcement was made on September 14, 2018 at the Statewide AAIDD Conference held in Alexandria, LA. As President Elect, Mr. Oliver will work in conjunction with the AAIDD President and will be responsible for the governmental and organizational affairs of the Louisiana chapter. Following his one-year term, he shall automatically advance to the Presidency in 2020. As President, he will oversee the committees for membership drives and educational workshops, secure a keynote speaker and presenters for the 2020 AAIDD Conference, and will officiate board meetings. Mr. Oliver will continue to serve as a Board Member until 2021.
The goals of the AAIDD align with Mr. Oliver’s role as CLHSD’s Deputy Director of Developmental Disabilities. CLHSD’s developmental disabilities office serves as the single point of entry for people with developmental disabilities and their families who are seeking supports and/or services including flexible family funds, individual and family support, and waiver options through the Louisiana Department of Health. Mr. Oliver is responsible for overseeing the provision of all developmental disabilities services in Region 6 including Avoyelles, Catahoula, Concordia, Grant, LaSalle, Rapides, Vernon, and Winn parishes. Mr. Oliver has over 20 years of experience working in the field of developmental disabilities, having worked at Pinecrest Support and Services Center, the Regional Waiver Office, and the Central Louisiana Resource Center prior to his work at CLHSD. Mr. Oliver received his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Louisiana Tech University and his Master’s degree in Psychology from Northeast Louisiana University.
The Board of Directors and employees of CLHSD are proud of Mr. Oliver’s accomplishment and confident the Louisiana Chapter of AAIDD will thrive under his leadership.
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