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APSE 2022: Recruitment of Presenters

The theme for the 2022 National APSE Conference is “Moving Mountains Together.” We will recruit breakout and post-conference session presenters starting December 15-February 15, 2022. Join one of the question and answer sessions and learn more!

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“Luis reminds us that work provides a purpose and places individuals in an environment where their capabilities are recognized. They just need the opportunity!”

Lorie and Luis (Arizona) – NDEAM2021

New APSE podcast! Meet Lorie (Arizona)! Lorie Sandaine is an Arizona APSE leader and CESP credential holder. She and moved to Tucson Arizona from Washington state. In this APSE podcast, Lorie and National APSE’s Kari Tietjen speak about AZ APSE, NDEAM, and how Lorie found inspiration from her mother to do this work.

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“I’m making a difference for young adults to have an option of going to post-secondary education programs.”

Stirling (Vermont) – NDEAM2021

New APSE podcast! Meet Stirling (Vermont)!

“I’m making a difference for young adults to have an option of going to post-secondary education programs.”

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“I always have believed in myself and knew I could do anything I want if I put my mind to it.”

Shannon (Washington) – NDEAM2021

New APSE podcast! Meet Shannon (Washington)! Shannon is new to the field of employment supports, working out of the Northwest Center in Spokane. She has a background in Special Education and shares her experience with having a disability herself impacts her work.

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APSE Conversations with the National Board: Cindy Burns

Meet the APSE National Board of Directors and their newest members. Cindy Burns joins the podcast from the state of Georgia. Cindy shares her background in this field, how she grew up and how that impacted her career, and highlights the successes of the last several decades. Cindy is the incoming delegate for the Southeast region, serving chapters in Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, and Florida.

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Denver selected as 2022 National APSE Conference City!

It’s official! APSE will be in Denver, Colorado for the 2022 National APSE Conference.   The Association of People Supporting Employment First (APSE) is the only national organization focused exclusively…

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APSE Conversations: CESP With Renee Cencer, MI

Today’s podcast features National APSE’s Kari Tietjen (Certification Director) and Renee Cencer, CESP of Michigan. Renee shares how she learned about the Certified Employment Support Professional™ credential, and the role it has played in her own professional development. Renee has been a volunteer with CESP and serves as one of the folks available to answer questions about the credential. Join the Q&A Wednesday, learn more about the CESP, ask questions, and feel confident that you know how to earn and keep your credential.

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APSE Conversations: Conference Session 2020 Shared!

Hear from Colorado leaders and national partners around certification and training.

This panel discussion includes a review of how Employment First legislation was written and passed with funding to professionalize Colorado’s thriving supported employment workforce. Lessons learned are shared, plus the path for sustainability and how this opportunity can be applicable to your workforce and most importantly the current and future impact on people with disabilities getting and keeping great jobs.

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APSE Conversations: Post-Conference Emerging Leaders

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 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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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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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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