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Established In December 2016
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Kathy Wangen

Vice President

Carla Dean-Ogene


Sheila Wright


Tami Young

General Board Members

Luke Fairbotham:
Francisco Gamboa:
Gwen McNeal:
Theresa Neu:
Victoria Vink:


Charles Nickolaus
Missouri Development Disabilities Council
PO Box 687
Jefferson City, MO 65102

Chapter Training & Events

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Regional Meeting and Networking Event

Friday, May 19, 2017

Community Mental Health of Clinton-Eaton-Ingham Counties (CMHA-CEI)
812 E. Jolly Road Atrium, Lansing, Michigan 48910


9:45 – 10:00 Registration and Coffee
10:00—10:10 Welcome!
10:10—11:30 Business Development vs. Job Development and Job Development Techniques
11:30-1:00 Networking Activities and Box Lunch: Please bring your business card to enter the drawing for an opportunity to win a complimentary APSE membership!

Anna D’Agostino, Executive Director, Excel Employment Options
Anna has been a leader in the development and implementation of community based employment programs for individuals with disabilities since 1990. Anna started her company, Excel Employment Options; with one small office serving 25 people. Excel now serves over 400 people per year with 4 offices in three counties and continues to deliver all programs and services in the corresponding communities, whether rural or urban.

Cory McQuistion, ETS, Vocational Evaluation Specialist, Customized Employment Specialist, Job Developer
Cory began working with individuals with Special Needs on a volunteer basis in grade school and began a career in this field (entirely by chance) in college. Since that time he has been serving individuals with special needs for almost 20 years, primarily with individuals with ASD and ID. Cory has worked from Arizona to Detroit to Washington D.C. in a variety of settings from residential to both facility and community based vocational settings.


Business Development vs Job Development. Tips, Techniques and Tools to Maximize Community Involvement and Integration
This workshop will focus on how traditional Supported Employment and ETS training intersects with Customized Employment and Individualized Placement. Will provide tools necessary for staff, individuals served, business and the community.

Topics covered:

  • Parallels between traditional Supported Employment Model vs Customized Employment.
  • Importance of educating the community and local businesses
  • Connecting businesses with career clusters
  • References/Tools
  • What works, what doesn’t and how some terms have been redefined/reworded


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