April Dunn Act signed furthering her legacy, work with disability affairs
The Louisiana Legislature has renamed the Act 833 of 2014 as the April Dunn Act following the unexpected death the 33-year-old advocate for people with disabilities. Dunn was a dedicated staff member of the Governor’s Office of Disability Affairs. Because of Dunn, countless students with disabilities in Louisiana now have a pathway to earn a high school diploma. She was a tremendous asset to our team and to the state of Louisiana. Her enthusiasm and passion for life made a difference in everyone she came in contact with, and her work improved the lives of all Louisianans, including those with disabilities. She died March 28, 2020, of complications from COVID-19. With the Governor’s signature, the April Dunn Act became Act 1 of 2020, which further cements her legacy.