What Will It Look Like?
Occurring over a consecutive three-week period, the Virtual Post-Conference is an opportunity to deeply explore several pertinent topics related to Employment First directly with National Subject Matter Experts.
These workshop-style sessions are longer than the general conference sessions. Sessions will be broken into one-hour sessions (weekly for three weeks). These will be more of a workshop-based experience, with a maximum of 40 learners per course.
Unlike the main Virtual Conference, which will be available for on-demand viewing, these are live only events. Participants are expected to participate in all three of the sessions for a given topic for optimum learning to occur.
See the descriptions below for more information.
- Access to up to 2 post-conference sessions. Select these when you register!
- A live learning environment with Employment Support Professionals across the world!
- One-on-one time with Subject Matter Experts over a 3-week period
- 3 weeks of learning, with opportunities to implement ideas into your work during the week!
- Plan to use a webcam and have audio capabilities to fully participate.
Mondays 8/3, 8/10, 8/17 at 11am EST
An interactive session offering tools, tips, project findings, and lessons learned during the Promoting Readiness of Minors in Supplemental Security Income (PROMISE) project. An interagency effort from SSA, DOE, DOL, and HHS, the six national model demonstration projects focused on enhancing education and employment outcomes for youth on SSI and their families. Relevant to anyone providing Pre ETS, moving from facility-based to community-based services, engaging youth and families, and in policy advocacy.
Jade Gingerich, PROMISE Project Director/Director of Employment Policy, Maryland Department of Disabilities
Ellie Hartman, Wisconsin PROMISE Project Director, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Carol Ruddell, ASPIRE Project Director, Utah
Brent Williams, AR PROMISE Principle Investigator, University of Arkansas-Fayetteville
Cayte Anderson, Researcher, Wisconsin PROMISE, University of Wisconsin-Madison
- Learn new approaches and strategies to implement WIOA and Pre-ETS in your state or agency while developing and refining pipelines to employment for youth and families.
- Explore early project findings and results from PROMISE and learn what works for youth in transition and their families.
- Access tools to enhance staff training, interagency collaboration, managing community-based staff, youth/family engagement, creation of work-based learning experiences, and more.
Tuesdays 8/4, 8/11, 8/18 at 1pm EST
Advancement of employment of people with disabilities is highly dependent on effective public policies. Have you ever wondered how to be part of the process of informing the local, state and/or Federal policy agenda? Have you been engaged as an advocate, but wish to learn how to have a greater impact? This is the session for you.
Nicole LeBlanc, Disability Rights Advocate (Maryland APSE)
Page Eastin, Program Manager, Iowa Department of Human Rights (Iowa APSE)
Nicholas Kaasa, Community Engagement Facilitator, Oregon Council on Developmental Disabilities and Ryley Newport, Communications Director, Oregon Council on Developmental Disabilities (Oregon APSE)
Matthew Shapiro, Founder, 6 Wheels Consulting LLC (Virginia APSE)
Matthew Snyder, Executive Director Wyoming State Advocates in Leadership (Wyoming APSE)
Julie Christensen, Director of Policy and Advocacy, National APSE
- Participants will learn about the basics of policy and advocacy, including strategies for online engagement.
- Strategies for meaningfully engaging self-advocates will be discussed.
- Attendees will learn about APSE’s public policy priorities and will be provided the latest updates on national and state efforts to promote Employment First outcomes within the current political and economic context.
Wednesdays 8/5, 8/12, 8/19 at 12pm EST
Dale Verstegen, Research Associate, TransCen
- Attendees will improve their understanding of the foundational elements of customized employment and their ability to collaborate to provide students with high support needs meaningful work experiences.
- Attendees will improve their understanding of the role families play in employment success for students and increase their capacity to build relationships and utilize family interviews to enhance assessment and work experience options.
- Attendees will improve their understanding of effective employer engagement through employer informational interviews and matching of labor needs to student skills and interests.
Wednesdays 8/5, 8/12, 8/19 at 1pm EST
- Discuss and evaluate an employment and accommodation scenario in the context of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
- Determine if the ADA applies to the situation using the information provided.
- Identify publications or resources that might be used to provide additional information.
Thursdays, 8/6, 8/13, 8/20 at 1pm EST
- Learn about interviewing techniques for people of all support needs.
- Learn how to implement a tool used to learn about people and help people plan for employment.
- Learn about integrating this research-based tool with the Discovery process and DPG for better employment outcomes.
Registration: Open Through July 29th!
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Attendees already registered for the APSE 2020 pre-conference will automatically be registered for the post-conference.
No refunds will be given for cancellations. Should you want to transfer your registration to another individual, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the individual's information by July 29th.