Diversity & Inclusion

The National Conference is committed to fostering an environment that embraces and celebrates diversity, inclusion, and accessibility.  The following resources are available to all conference attendees.


Accessible Hotel Rooms
Rooms are available in all our official conference hotels.  Please contact our housing bureau at 504/670-5403.

 Accessible Registration
Variable height counters available at onsite registration, Foyer of Grand Hall, Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

Accessible Transportation 
Special lift vehicles available throughout the convention campus.  Please call Special Assistance Transportation at 321-201-8302 during daily shuttle hours.

Bilingual Services
Available at registration and information booths.

A reserved section the front and toward the right of the Plenary Sessions will be available with a monitor that provides English captioning.

Child Care Services
For more information or to register, contact Kiddie Corp at https://jotform.com/kiddiecorp/aapkids or 858/397-8909.

Family Center
The Family Center in the Connections Corner of the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center is a space for families with children to take a quick break together.

Friends of Bill W. meetings
Held daily at 5:30 pm Friday, October 25 through Monday, October 28, Hilton New Orleans Riverside, Durham Room

Gender Neutral Restroom
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center near Meeting Room 283 and Hall B2
Hilton New Orleans Riverside near Warwick

Lactation Lounge
A complimentary Lactation Lounge offers Symphony® hospital-grade breast pumps and kits, refrigerated milk storage, and other equipment for each mother in a comfortable and private setting.

Reserved Seating in the Plenary Sessions and All Meeting Rooms
Look for mobility floor decals in each meeting room for scooters and wheelchairs.

Quiet Room
Quiet space allocated for meditation, prayer, or to recharge.  Ernest N Morial Convention Center, Ma Maison

Scooters Available for Rental
Visit the Conference Services Desk in the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Lobby A to rent a scooter or wheelchair.  Click here to make a reservation online.

Service Animals are Welcome

Spanish/English Simultaneous Translation
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Room 243-245