We are preparing for the 2020 National APSE conference and we want YOU to join us as a presenter, planner, participant or all three! No matter what roles you take on, you will serve an important role in making this THE premier conference on inclusive employment for all people with disabilities.

This year our conference is titled Employment First: Elevated. Mark the important dates below on your calendar, and join us in Denver, Colorado!

  • Pre-conference begins June 15, 2020
  • General conference begins June 16-18, 2020
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Present at the Conference

Over the years, we have learned from some amazing presenters during our national conferences, and APSE2020 in Denver will be no different. We are excited to announce that the request for proposals for APSE2020 "Employment First: Elevated," are now open. Find out more information here: 2020 National APSE Conference Website

APSE 2020 Call for Proposals document - find full details about the submission process here
Submit a proposal. Your colleagues want to hear from you! The deadline to apply is December 13, 2019.
Optional RFP Webinar with APSE Staff: Attend this webinar if you have questions about the submission or review process, tracks, or the application.
October 30, 2019 at 1pm EST: Click to register (link will be posted afterward for recorded video)
Based on the feedback we received from last year's conference, we've expanded our options:
  • Updated tracks: Innovative Practices, Emerging Trends in Research and Public Policy, Organizational Growth, Grassroots Advocacy, and Best Business Practices
  • Conference sessions formats: Topical Breakout Sessions, APSE Talks, Campfire Conversations, and Pre-Conference
  • A separate Request For Proposal (RFP) notice will be sent to conference registrants for the Power of 5 Sessions
APSE is accepting proposals for the pre-conference & general conference. We can't wait to hear from you!

Plan: Join a national conference planning committee

Make the 2020 National APSE conference the best one yet by contributing your skills an expertise. Any APSE member who is interested in planning should click here for details.

Committees are a great way to get involved, get to know other APSE members, and gain resume-building experience!

APSE Conversations with the National Board: Bridget Hassan

January 15, 2021

Meet the APSE National Board of Directors. Bridget Hassan has served in many roles, including as North Carolina APSE President, Treasurer, and now Secretary with the APSE National Board. Bridget is passionate about Employment First, the work of talking to legislators, working with Direct Support Professionals, and the CESP credential! Hear her chat with National APSE’s Erica Belois-Pacer including about COVID vaccine releases, CESP credential updates, and more!

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Action Alert: Round 3 COVID-19 Impact Survey

January 13, 2021

Help Us Tell Congress #WhatWeNeed to Continue to Provide Employment Supports During the COVID-19 Crisis! It is critical that we hear from disability employment service providers so we have current data to share with Congress. Please complete our follow up survey: www.apse.org/covidsurvey This survey will take 10-15 minutes of your time.

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Seeking Virtual Conference Presenters

January 12, 2021

Start Your Presentation Proposal Each session is encouraged to feature advocates and stories of real-live people impacted by the topic covered. Researchers can consider which track within which their research best fits. The APSE Universal Competencies are a great resource for building your session. Proposals are due March 15, 2021. Enroll in APSE’s Potential Presenters Workshops: https://apse.org/presenter-workshops2021These 1-hour workshops…

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