APSE 2013 Mini Brochure

You are invited to… The 24th Annual APSE National Conference The only national conference focusing solely on integrated ...

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You are invited to… The 24th Annual APSE National Conference The only national conference focusing solely on integrated employment! JW Marriott Indianapolis, IN June 25-27, 2013 Pre-Conference Day June 24, 2013 CESP Exam given daily June 24-27, 2013


About APSE APSE is the only national organization with an exclusive focus on integrated employment and career advancement opportunities for individuals with disabilities. APSE is a growing national non-profit membership organization, founded in 1988 as the Association for Persons in Supported Employment, now known as the “Association of People Supporting EmploymentFirst”! Our members include employers, citizens with disabilities, employment providers, researchers, advocates, family members, transition specialists, university faculty, vocational rehabilitation counselors, and other professionals interested in integrated employment from around the world. APSE has chapters in 38 states and the District of Columbia.

Mission: Every person with or without a disability is employed.

2013 APSE National Conference Race to Success Employment Comes in First! APSE supports the only annual national conference focused solely on the advancement of integrated employment. For the past 23 years, the National APSE Conference has brought together business and community leaders from across the country to network and focus on state of the art strategies to ensure equitable employment for citizens with disabilities. The conference will officially kick-off with an inspiring keynote presentation from Handicap This !The opening keynote presentation will help audiences measure the level to which their mind is handicap accessible. Local heroes, Mike Berkson and Tim Wambach bring their true-life adventure to the stage with music, humor and honesty. It is a provocative look at friendship, breaking down barriers, living with disabilities and most of all about living to your potential. This stage show is their real story! Tim and Mike’s overall mission and compelling true story will raise awareness about people born with severe physical handicaps and inspire individuals to achieve their own goals and dreams. APSE has established the Employment Support Professional Certification Council (ESPCC) to oversee the first national certification program for employment support professionals. Now job coaches, job developers, transition employment specialists, job placement personnel, and employment specialists/ consultants can earn the designation of Certified Employment Support Professional (CESP) by passing the national CESP examination. The exam will be offered each day during at the Conference on June 24 to 27, 2013. The fifth annual APSE Community Conversation will continue this year using the World Cafe format. Audience members will share ideas on how to keep the Employment First movement going forward, and how we as a community can come together to deal with these challenging times. We invite you to join us in Indianapolis, IN for an exciting conference that is sure to energize everyone and continue the Employment First conversation! 2

Who Attends? The National APSE Conference is attended by passionate leaders from all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and several other foreign countries, who come to learn, share and grow through advocacy, networking and education. Conference attendees are influential in the provision of services and supports for individuals and organizations in their respective states.

2012 APSE National Conference Attendees Job Coach/Job Developer 11%

Agency Director 31%


K-12 Educator University Staff/Researcher Employer


Family Member

3% 4%

Individual with a disability 8%


State Agency Personnel Other


I learned quite a bit and enjoyed myself at the Conference. This was my first APSE conference for myself and for my company Trinity Services. I plan on attending future APSE conferences due to the great info and experience. Thank you. Kevin Cunningham

Conference Highlights

Keynote Speakers

Keynote Speakers  State-of-the-Art Breakout Sessions  Annual National Awards Program  Community Conversation  Employer Leadership Forum  Membership Meeting &  Raffle  Karaoke Night  Exhibit Hall

Opening -Handicap This Day 2 - Allan Bergman Closing - John Riley

Exhibits, Sponsorships and Advertising Available Contact us...301-279-0060 [email protected] 3

APSE 2012 National Conference Registration Online Registration is Available at www.apse.org

First Name

Last Name_____________________________________________

Job Title

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Please answer the questions below:

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___I will attend the Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, June 26th included in my registration fee. ___Guests are welcome at $50 per person. Name of Guest (s): __________________________________ ___Vegetarian Meal requested Conference fees include the Membership Breakfast and Awards Luncheon. APSE Cancellation Policy: April 8th is the final day to cancel with a full refund minus a 25% processing fee. After April 8th, you will receive half of the registration fee minus a 25% processing fee. Please list any disability related accommodation needs and special dietary needs (e.g. sign language interpretation, Braille, or large print materials, etc.) All requests need to be made by May 15, 2013.

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Payment due on or before January 15, 2013

Payment due on or before May 15, 2013

Payment due on or before June 27, 2013

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(Please send a copy of the PO

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Please note: Professional rates are intended for anyone who works in supported employment, rehabilitation, or related fields. Please return this form & payment to APSE Questions:

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APSE, 416 Hungerford Drive, Ste. 418, Rockville, MD 20850 301-279-0075 Email: [email protected]