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Maximizing Employment for Individuals with Disabilities: 4th Statewide Conference Focused on Advancing Employment For Persons with Disabilities
May 4 – 6, 2022 • In-person Conference
Early Bird Rates are open until March 25!
After a great 2021 virtual conference, FL APSE is excited to welcome you back in-person for our fourth statewide conference supporting Employment Specialists, Businesses, and Agencies.
We can’t wait to connect with you and provide valuable employment-focused training at this exclusively live event. The APSE Conference will allow you to connect with attendees, speakers, and subject matter experts, all who support and work toward equitable employment for all. ** CEUs available for the Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD) and Certified Employment Support Professionals (CESP), pending approval.
Register Today: https://bit.ly/FLAPSE2022
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Policy & Advocacy
Public Policy Liaison
State Employment First Efforts: Legislation & Directive/Executive Order
- Employment 1st Legislation (passed): The Individuals with Disabilities Act (CS/HB 7003), enacted in January 2016, established the cross-disability Employment First Act, the Financial Literacy Program for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities and the FL Unique Abilities Partner Program.
- Employment First Executive Order: October 2013 Executive Order 13-284 directing state agencies to identify financing and contract methods that will prioritize employment
- FL Interagency Agreement: Interagency agreement among 9 Florida agencies to implement E1.
- Developmental Disabilities Council Employment First Statement: Statement from Florida DD Council in support of Employment First.
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