February Events: State Guidelines

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Employment First Community of Practice Webinar Recording Link — February 10, 2021

ODEP’s Employment First Community of Practice (CoP)

Dale Verstegen, a Senior Research Associate at TransCen and Kari Tietjen, Certification Director at APSE and Iowa APSE Chapter President.

The webinar will:

• Describe national training certificates and certification available to Employment Support Personnel

• Acknowledge challenges that states have had to address when requiring a national certificate or certification

• Analyze factors to consider when state agencies are deciding to require a national certificate or certification

• Outline guidelines for state agencies to consider when supporting the professional development of Employment Support Personnel in their state.

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APSE offers Events & Learning to focus on #EmploymentFirst topics. If you have an idea for new learning content, we have launched a Professional Development opportunities form, which will be available all the time at APSE Apply (
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Events & Learning

Come in on Offense to Strive for Greatness
Thursday, February 18, 2021

Presenter: Will Fried

Throughout people’s lives, they have decisions to make if they want to come in on offense or defense. This webinar will mention what Will Fried has done with an offensive mentality to gain employment opportunities in his dream job of becoming a basketball official and a Graduate Assistant in Accessibility Services at the college level. He will share his pillars and strategies with you, which helped him strive for greatness. Will Fried will talk about his path to becoming employed as a basketball referee and Accessibility Services Graduate Assistant. Five essential pillars that he uses will be discussed. As colleagues, we will take away action plans to be created for others with disabilities to have pillars, a mission, and vision created based on what people with disabilities want to accomplish and dream of doing.

This session is pre-approved for 1 CESP CE Credits.

$10 APSE Members | $20 Non-Members

Register for February 18th

Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation

APSE Research to Practice Series 2021

Wednesday, February 24th, 2021 from 1-2pm EST
12 Central, 11 Mountain, 10 Pacific

Topic: The Impact of COVID-19 on Employees with Intellectual or Developmental Disability in Competitive Integrated Employment

Presenters: Carol Schall, Ph.D., Vicki Brooke, M. Ed., Rachael Rounds, M. S., CRC

$10 APSE Members | $20 Non-Members

This session is pre-approved for 1 CESP CE Credits.

Register for February 24

There is live captioning and ASL interpretation available during all live webinars. You’ll receive confirmation emails of attendance after live events and recordings for continuing education (CE) credit. Registration closes one day before events.

Help your staff feel confident in providing employment services!

Special 2021 Webinar Offer through February only!

The APSE Universal Employment Competencies are aligned with the CESP Examination Content Outline and the ACRE Supported/Customized Employment Competencies. Purchase access to 5 webinars, each is 1 hour and filled with Employment First resources.

$40 APSE Members | $80 Non-Members

Registrants will receive a daily email to accompany the webinar with resources and to guide you through the webinars. These webinars are a great primer for those new to Employment First or employment supports to people with disabilities.

Erica Belois-Pacer with National APSE leads through each of the Domains, where you can find training, and some basic knowledge to get you familiar with the Universal Domains.
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Do you provide Pre-Employment Transition Services?
Join the Pre-ETS Collaborative – now monthly on Zoom. Open to APSE members – share with others and encourage them to join APSE!

Pre-Employment Transition (Pre-ETS)
Collaboration Monthly Meetings 2021
Thursday, February 18, 2021 from 1-2 pm EST
12 Central, 11 Mountain, 10 Pacific
Required pre-registration for the Zoom meeting link

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