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APSE Conversations: Post-Conference with Colorado IPS

TWO Colorado presenters Deidre Sage and Rachel Hoard talk with Erica Belois-Pacer of National APSE ahead of the APSE Virtual Post-Conference event. The August 13th session will cover What is Individual Placement and Support (IPS)?

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APSE Conversations: Post-Conference Presenter Karen Lee

Erica Belois-Pacer of National APSE and Karen Lee of SEEC in Maryland talk ahead of the APSE Virtual Post-Conference event. Karen Lee is a presenter for these workshop-style events, focusing on a new policy product from the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP). Karen also talks about how she started in this field, and some of the unique issues facing employment supports today.

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APSE Conversations: Fermina Lopez, Intern with APSE

This summer Fermina Lopez has joined the National APSE team to complete her summer internship. Join Fermina as she shares her journey through high school, Project Search, and how she has benefited from Pre-ETS services. This was an original webinar shared in July 2021.

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CESP Certification: Summer Updates

Virtual round tables to be held in October 2021 focused on state competency initiatives. Join in October for up to 4 sessions with other state agencies about how to use certification to promote professionalism and elevate workforce development.

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APSE Conversations with the National Board: Tricia Jones

Meet the APSE National Board of Directors and their newest members. Tricia Jones joins from the state of Utah. Tricia shares her background in finding the direct support professional (DSP) role and how it led to her work at the University of Utah and her passion for advocacy. Erica and Tricia talk about the way professionals find the field of employment and the importance of the voices from lived experiences. Tricia is the incoming delegate for the Rocky Mountain region, serving chapters in Utah, Colorado, North Dakota, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, and Louisiana. Tricia will be serving on the Professional Development and Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committees with APSE.

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CESP Certified: Congratulations!

The Certified Employment Support Professional™ (CESP) highlights and supports those who have earned and maintained the credential!

The following lists CESPs who successfully recertified their credential from April – June 2021, plus new CESPs in May – June 2021. View the full CESP Directory online.

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APSE Post-Conference Workshops: Virtual Learning

Workshops Held Monday-Friday, August 9-13th from 1-4 PM Eastern each day! ☀️ Put the learning to work right away – we want you to leave ready to implement tools for #EmploymentFirst!

Each course is three hours – allowing attendees to go more in-depth than a regular conference session or webinar.

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APSE Welcomes Summer Interns

APSE welcomes two (paid!) summer interns in 2021, Ellie Kishter and Fermina Lopez! In partnership with Broad Futures and the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD), National APSE staff…

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APSE Conversations with the National Board: Matthew Shapiro

Meet the APSE National Board of Directors and their newest members. Matthew Shapiro joins from the Commonwealth of Virginia, as an Employment First lobbyist for the Virginia APSE chapter. Hear Matthew’s conversation with National APSE’s Erica Belois-Pacer about his work in Virginia, his consulting work, and his fun travels. Matthew will be serving as a Chair of the Public Policy Committee and on the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee with APSE.

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APSE Conversations with the National Board: Emily Munson

Meet the APSE National Board of Directors. Emily Munson joins from Indiana, as a Senior Attorney position at Indiana Disability Rights. Emily’s work and lived experiences bring her to the APSE Board, and she shares about her Indiana chapter, and some fun experiences she’s had! Hear her chat with National APSE’s Erica Belois-Pacer in this episode.

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APSE Selects Julie Christensen as Its New Executive Director

Rockville, MD — June 23, 2021. APSE’s (Association of People Supporting Employment First) National Board of Directors has selected Julie Christensen, MSW, PhD, as the organization’s Interim Executive Director and Public Policy and Advocacy Director, as its new Executive Director.

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#2021APSE Awards

Learn about the 2021 APSE Award Winners. The Association of People Supporting Employment First (APSE) awarded the 2021 APSE Awards during the 2021 Virtual Conference on Friday, June 18th, 2021. Celebrating #EmploymentFirst #RealWorkRealPay

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#2021APSE Employer Award

Learn about the 2021 APSE Employer Award Nominees. Join APSE Friday June 18th for a live event to recognize nominees and winners of multiple award categories. Celebrating #EmploymentFirst #RealWorkRealPay

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Join us for the 2021 APSE Member Meeting

Join us for the 2021 APSE Member Meeting! Live on Facebook, plus celebrate APSE Awards! This closing session is open to all! Join us for the APSE Membership meeting where we’ll share past accomplishments and future plans.

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APSE Conversations: SETWorks

Listen in to this conversation with Erica and Erynn at National APSE speak with two members of the SETWorks team. SETWorks is a sponsor of the #2021APSE Virtual Conference. The…

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