March 14, 2013 | 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Lake Charles Civic Center
900 Lakeshore Drive, Lake Charles, LA 70601 United States

Additional Information

Registration is Now Open for Families Helping Families of Southwest Louisiana's Annual Education/Family Empowerment Conference and Resource Fair-"KEYS TO SUCCESS." The Conference/Resource fair will be held Thursday, March 14, 2013 from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM in the Lake Charles Civic Center on the 2nd Floor in the Contraband Room & Mezzanie areas, 900 Lakeshore Drive, Lake Charles, Louisiana.

PLAN NOW to join us for this full-day, information packed conference that promises to offer "something for everyone".


 Scheduled Speakers:

Charlene Comstock-Galagan = Bullying Prevention

As a special education teacher for 10 years, Charlene taught students with various disability labels in self contained and resource settings. Teaching in a pilot inclusive education program changed so much for Charlene. After moving back to Louisiana, Charlene founded I.D.E.A Works. Now as Coordinator of Training and Development for Families Helping Families of Jefferson, Charlene continues activities in which she has been long engaged providing training and consultation on special education issues to families, parent organizations and school districts.


Bruce Hamilton presents... NO BAD DAYS


Debra Dixon and Marve Sevier - Louisiana Department of Education - Common Core Standards for ALL Students

 Also Featured:

AREA PROVIDER/AGENCY RESOURCE FAIR - Information tables from area agencies that provide services to individuals with disabilities and their families. Conference participants can stop by and visit resource booths where local agencies and organizations will spotlight services and support available throughout Southwest Louisiana. Agencies and organizations who would like to reserve free booth space for the "KEYS TO SUCCESS" Conference Resource Fair should contact Carla Chenier at Families Helping Families of SWLA (337) 436-2570.

Booth Registration is separate from attendee registration.

There is no registration fee, but you must be registered to attend!

Limited Seating is available, so register today by calling Families Helping Families of SWLA at (337) 436-2570 or 1-800-894-6558 or by email at

"KEYS TO SUCCESS" Conference is co-sponsored by Families Helping Families of SWLA, the Louisiana Department of Education, the Louisiana Children's Trust Fund and the Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities.