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Subject: APSE CALL: 2008 CONFERENCE SESSION PROPOSALS
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APSE Newsletter - March 2006 Visit APSE | Send this Alert
THE WINNERS CUP ...EVERYBODY WORKS! EVERYBODY WINS!
APSE THE NETWORK ON EMPLOYMENT
2008 CONFERENCE: LOUISVILLE, KY
/CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS/
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: FEBRUARY 15, 2008
The 19th Annual National APSE Conference will take place from July
9-11, 2008 in Louisville, Kentucky. The APSE conference is exclusively
focused on employment of people with significant disabilities in the
community, and is the forum for sharing knowledge and expertise on the
latest developments and innovations in the field with APSE members
from across the country. This year’s conference will have nine theme
tracks and we are inviting proposals for sessions addressing these and
related issues. For more information and to submit a proposal, go to
/(Note: The APSE website has been undergoing major redesign and we
have been experiencing some technical difficulites during the
changeover. If you are having difficulty accessing this information,
send an e-mail request for assistance to [log in to unmask]/.)/
* BEST PRACTICES – What gets you to the employment winner’s
circle? Innovative and creative best practice strategies for achieving
high quality integrated employment for people with significant
disabilities, including planning, assessment, placement and support
strategies, and effective program models.
* JOB DEVELOPMENT – Finding and creating jobs that truly fulfill
dreams and aspiration. Job search strategies including marketing to
employers and developing effective business partnerships.
* SCHOOL TO CAREER TRANSITION – As you reach the backstretch in
school, making sure you’re ready for employment when you cross the
finish line. Facilitating integrated employment outcomes post
graduation including transition planning, community work experiences
during the school years, creating interagency partnerships, and
working with families through the transition process.
* PUBLIC POLICY – The thoroughbreds! Legislative, policy, and
legal issues and trends, including how public systems can best support
integrated community employment.
* PROGRAM MANAGEMENT – Operating an organization that’s a Gold
Cup! Tools for program directors and managers to achieve quality
outcomes, including such topics as managing a person-centered program,
finding and maintaining a direct service workforce, data as an
effective management tool, meeting the needs of diverse cultures, and
staff supervision issues.
* PLACEMENT SUPPORT – Strategies for ensuring a smooth ride for
long-term employment success. Support strategies such as job coaching,
natural supports, benefits management, accommodations, assistive
technology, behavior supports, and transportation.
* FAMILY AND CONSUMER ISSUES – Tools that are a sure bet for
individuals and families to take charge. Strategies to empower
individuals and family members including consumer-driven service
strategies, person-centered planning, facilitating consumer choice,
self-advocacy, individual control of funding, working with families,
and overcoming resistance to employment.
* CUSTOMIZED EMPLOYMENT – Innovative strategies in customized
employment. Includes such topics as negotiating individualized jobs
with employers, the discovery process, self-employment, and braided
* RESEARCH TO PRACTICE – What’s the latest research and how it
can help individual’s achieve employment that’s a triple crown?
The latest research findings and their application to enhancing
integrated community employment.
Celane McWhorter, Executive Director
APSE: The Network on Employment
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