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Thanks to the 700+ people who joined us for #APSE2024 in Charlotte, North Carolina!

Announcing the 2024 APSE Award Winners!

Rebecca McDonald Chapter Leader Award

Brian Babin

Brian Pier, Indiana

Organizational Best Practice Award

Blackford County Junior/Senior High School, Indiana

Employer of the Year Award

Biltmore Estate, North Carolina

Biltmore Estate

Lois Curtis Advocacy Award

Libbi Higgenbotham, Indiana

Public Policy Leader

Jan Dougherty

Jan Dougherty, Ohio

Wendy M. Wood Leadership Award

Bridget Hassan

Bridget Hassan, North Carolina

David Hammis Innovation Award

Sue Babin

Sue Babin, Rhode Island

CESP of the Year Award

Janna Redding

Janna Redding, Texas

Save the Date!

APSE's 2025 National Conference

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Advocacy Day on the Hill & Employment First Gala:
Tuesday, June 10, 2025

Regular Conference:
Wednesday, June 11 - Friday, June 13, 2025

Grand Hyatt
Washington, DC

The National APSE Conference provides access to top-tier training and networking opportunities to Employment First professionals across the country. Bringing together the very individuals and organizations working toward and impacted by Employment First—people with disabilities and their families, service providers, universities, rehabilitation counselors, as well as, state and federal agency representatives.

Calling All Chapter Leaders!

Is your Chapter interested in being a host for a future APSE conference? We are currently accepting applications for Host Chapters for 2025 and beyond. Please download and complete the application, and email it to julie@apse.org.

Thank you to our 2024 Sponsors and Exhibitors!

Accessibility Partners

Corporate Partner

Gold Level Sponsor

Silver Level Sponsor

Bronze Level Sponsor

Supporter

Host Chapter

NC APSE

Chapter Sponsors

CO APSE
IA APSE
KY APSE
MA APSE
NY APSE
PA APSE
MN APSE
OH APSE
RI APSE
NJ APSE
OR APSE

Exhibitors

  • ACRE
  • Attainment Company, Inc.
  • Center on Community Living and Careers
  • CESP
  • Colorado Office of Employment First
  • de Moya Foundation
  • DirectCourse / Elsevier
  • ICI UMass
  • Kennedy Krieger Institute
  • LifeSpan
  • Mass Mutual
  • NADSP
  • North Carolina Division of Rehabilitation Services
  • North Carolina APSE
  • On Target
  • Project SEARCH
  • SetWorks
  • Therap
  • ThinkCollege
  • Wise

Venue Location

Le Meridian and Sheraton* Charlotte

555 S. McDowell St.
Charlotte, NC 28204

(704) 372-4100

Room Block Reservation Link:
(Valid through May 17, 2024)

*Note - As of May 1, 2024, there is limited availability at the Sheraton.