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CONTACT: (225) 928 - 1400


Tuesday, February 12, 2019 

7:30AM - 8:30AM

7:45AM - 8:30AM

9:00AM - 5:00PM

8:30AM - 9:30AM

9:40AM - 10:40AM

10:50AM - 11:50AM

12:00N - 1:00PM

1:10PM - 2:10PM

2:20PM - 3:20PM


Monday, February 11, 2019 

Networking Breakfast

LRA/Southwest Regional Meeting

Exhibit Hall Opening

General Session

PTSD: What Is It, What Do I Do With It?

Presenter: Dr. Mark Zimmerman

Concurrent Sessions:

A Direct Approach to Competitive Integrated Employment for ALL

Presenters: Ernest J. Reilly & Tiffanie Lyon, MBA, CESP

Employment Preparation & Placement for Incarcerated Adults

Presenter: Rhett S. Covington 

Concurrent Sessions

Working with LGBTQ+ Consumers with Disabilities 

Presenter: Sharae Vicknair, M.S. 

Neuropsychology & Rehabilitation 

Presenter: Heather Pedersen, Ph.D., ABPP-CN

Lunch and General Session 

The Americans with Disabilities Act, as Amended 

Presenters: Shawn Brignac & Marvis Hicks 

Concurrent Sessions

Supervision: Promoting Positive Performance 

Presenter: Shawn Delvisco 

Understanding ACE's: Adverse Childhood Experiences 

Presenter: Angela Golden

Communications and Conflict: What is Your Resolve?

Presenters: David Kiviaho & Sharon Sandifer, M.Ed.

Concurrent Sessions

Mental Health & Culture in the Workplace

Presenter: Anthony Germade

DSM-V: Substance Use Disorders

Presenter: Rick Jackson

Louisiana Work Incentives Planning & Assistance Services: Planning for Sucess!

Presenters: Susan Killam, M.Ed., CWIC, CESP & Laura Stazio, M.Sc.Eng., CESP

Closing Remarks 

2019 LRA Training Conference Schedule 

9:00AM - 10:00AM

9:00AM - 5:00PM

10:00AM - 10:45AM

10:45AM - 11:00AM

11:00AM - 12:00N

12:00N - 1:30PM

1:30PM - 2:30PM

​ 2:40PM - 3:40PM

3:45PM - 4:00PM

4:00PM - 5:00PM 


Exhibit Hall Opening

Opening Ceremony

Networking Break/Exhibit Hall Bingo

Concurrent Sessions:

The Role of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) in Supported Employment 

Presenter: Donyelle Clark Kennedy, M.Ed., BCBA

CRCC 2017 Code of Ethics Update & A Review of an Ethical Decision-Making Model

Presenters: Kellie G. Camelford, Ph.D. & Erin Dugan, Ph.D.

LRA Awards Ceremony Luncheon

Miss Wheelchair Louisiana

Concurrent Sessions

Resiliency & Neurocognitive Rehabilitation Part I

Presenter: Dr. Darlyne Nemeth

Quality & Effective VR Case Management: Creating Individualized Transition Career Pathways

Presenters: Susan Killiam, M.Ed., CWIC, CESP & Laura Stazio, M.Sc.Eng., CESP

Clinical Interviews & Psychological Assessments

​Presenter: Sonia S. Blauvelt, Ph.D.

Concurrent Sessions

Resiliency & Neurocognitive Rehabilitation Part II

Presenter: Dr. Darlyne Nemeth

Comprehensive Automotive Mobility Solutions (CAMS)

Presenter: Derek Hinsey

Networking Break (Snacks) 

Concurrent Sessions

Employer Perceptions Toward Hiring People with Disabilities

Presenter: Clarence Merckerson, Ph.D., CRC, LPC-S

Intersectionality Between Addiction and Disability 

Presenter: Dawn Collins, MPA