Just a reminder that the deadline for the Call for Presentations is Friday March 10.  Please consider presenting at the Vermont APSE Conference on May 10.

Vermont APSE
The Network on Employment
Call for Presentations
Ninth Annual Vermont APSE
Supported Employment Conference:
"Shining a Spotlight on ABILITY"

May 10, 2006
Wyndham Hotel & Conference Center
Burlington, Vermont

Keynote Speaker: Cary Griffin

Cary Griffin is Senior Partner at Griffin-Hammis Associates, a full service consultancy specializing in building communities of economic cooperation, creating high performance organizations, and focusing on disability and employment.  Cary provides training to administrative and direct service level professionals in the rehabilitation field; consultation to businesses and rehabilitation agencies regarding the employment of individuals with significant disabilities; field-initiated research & demonstration; family & consumer case consultation; resource development; organizational development. Recently, Cary has been instrumental in designing self-employment protocols and training for individuals, agencies, and states.

The Association for Persons in Supported Employment (APSE) is a non-profit, national membership organization formed to improve and expand integrated employment opportunities, services and outcomes for persons with severe disabilities.

*Note: Please copy and distribute to employers, employees, families, and advocates who may be interested.

Call for Presentations

We would like to extend this invitation and opportunity for you to share your successes, ideas, innovations, and expertise with your fellow supported employment partners.  Our theme this year is "
Shining a Spotlight on ABILITY."

We invite supported employees, employers, providers, school employment staff, and other interested persons to take this opportunity to be creative and share your expertise, issues, concerns, and solutions with others. 

We are offering a variety of Session Types for you to share your success and expertise. 

Session Types:

Workshop: (1 hour) Presentation of topical information that may include audience participation.

Panel Discussion: (1 hour) Designed to offer information from several individuals on one topic or related issues.  A moderator must be designated to lead the discussion.

Poster Session:  Involves displaying or disseminating information and/or materials on tabletops.  Poster sessions may be on display all day.

 Please submit Abstract with completed Presentation Information Form by March 10, 2006 to:

Bryan Dague/Vermont APSE Conference Committee               
University of Vermont                           Phone: 802-656-1345
Mann Hall, 3rd Floor                         Fax: 802-656-1357
208 Colchester Ave.                            Email: [log in to unmask]
Burlington, VT 05405-1757                                                                                            

Presentation Information Form

Presenter Information

Lead Presenter Name: ___________________________________________________

Title of Presentation: _____________________________________________________

Organization: ___________________________________________________________

Address: _______________________________________________________________

City: ___________________________  State: _____ Zipcode: ____________________

Phone: _________________ Fax: ________________ Email: _____________________

Please list any necessary Presenter Accommodations and Audio/Visual needs:

Co-Presenter Information
Note: Lead presenter is responsible for all communication with co-presenters.

1. Name(s):


2. Name(s):


3. Name(s):


4. Name(s):



Session Type: (please check)

Panel Discussion               
Poster Session         
Theme Track: (please check)
Community Inclusion
Transition services for high school students
Special Populations
Business Partnerships
Consumer Choice/Self-Advocacy
Career Development
Cutting Edge (innovative practices)

Presentation information is concerned with persons with: (check all that apply) 
Deaf or Hard of Hearing
Multiple Disabilities  
Vision Impairment/Blindness    
Psychiatric Disability 
Dual Diagnoses         
Cognitive Disability
Physical Disability    
Traumatic Brain Injury 
Transition Services    

Abstract:  Please use the space below or a separate paper to briefly describe your presentation.  (limit to 100 words)
Bryan Dague
University of Vermont
Center on Disability & Community Inclusion
Mann Hall, 3rd Floor
208 Colchester Ave.
Burlington, VT 05405-1757

Email: [log in to unmask]
Phone: (802) 656-1345
Fax: (802) 656-1357
TTY: (802) 656-8499
Website: http://www.uvm.edu/~cdci/