April Dunn (July 6, 1986 – March 28, 2020)   

Senior Coordinator, Governor’s Office of Disability Affairs

April Dunn
April Dunn

Thoughts and Reflections of April Dunn

April Dunn had such a tremendous impact on so many people.  In celebration of her birthday, we are collecting Thoughts and Reflections of April throughout the month of July and will compile the responses into a document that will be uploaded to this page. 

Please submit your thoughts and reflections of April here. 


Gov. Edwards Announces the Passing of April Dunn

Governor Edwards signs the April Dunn Act

Tribute Video to April

April's Disability Employment Video with Gov. Edwards

Louisiana State Civil Service Disability Awareness Etiquette training interview with April Dunn


News Coverage on the Life of April Dunn

The Today Show

The Washington Post 

The New York Times 

CBS This Morning (Clip begins at 2:52)

The Mighty

Washington Examiner 

PBS Newshour (Clip begins at 1:50)




The Grio 



Ground Up News

April's Work and Honors 

NACDD honors 2019 Award Winners and inducts 2019 Class of Self-Advocate Leadership Circle

LADDC Chairperson April Dunn Wins National Self-Advocacy Award

A Tribute to LADDC Chair April Dunn (July 6, 1986 – March 28, 2020) 

Families Helping Families of Greater New Orleans #Thinkability


GODA Newsletters Reflecting the Work of April

GODA Newsletter January 2018: April Dunn named Coordinator of the Governor’s Office of Disability Affairs

GODA Newsletter August 2018: April Dunn attended the National Conference 

GODA Newsletter September 2018:  Employment Initiatives 

GODA Newsletter September 2018: April Dunn Receives National Self-Advocacy Award

GODA Newsletter January 2019: The Governor's Office of Disability Affairs Update

GODA Newsletter April 2019: Disability Services Day at the Capitol

GODA Newsletter May 2019: Developmental Disabilities Council Chairperson, GODA Coordinator, April Dunn to Receive National Honor

GODA Newsletter April 2020:  In Loving Memory of April Dunn