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Staff & Supports Ed Butler Mary Ann Robinson The Arc of Mississippi President Patty Horton MS Department of Rehabilitation Services Vice President Faye Jordan Hudspeth Regional Center

2nd Annual MS APSE Conference

Treasurer April Sanderson MS Department of Rehabilitation Services Secretary Cassondra Holly MS Department of Rehabilitation Services

“Opening The Doors To Employment…Making it Happen”

Member @ Large Joyce Adair MS Department of Mental Health

Member @ Large Cynthia Cross MS Department of Rehabilitation Services Member @ Large Lisa Ladner MS Department of Rehabilitation Services Past President Matt Nalker The Arc of Mississippi


Member @ Large Brent Hurley MS Department of Mental Health

The Arc of Mississippi/APSE Office 7 Lakeland Circle # 600, Jackson, MS 39216

Member @ Large Danny Cowart Millcreek Community Services

September 2-3, 2009 Eagle Ridge Convention Center Raymond, MS Golf Tournament September 1, 2009 @ Eagle Ridge Golf Course Grant funded by the Mississippi Council on Developmental Disabilities

About the Conference Join us for our 2nd Annual Mississippi APSE Conference. We plan for this year's meeting to be as successful as last year. Come enjoy the speakers, gather information, join in the fun with "APSE Idol" and bid on a treasure at the silent auction all in one place! Hope to see you there! Patty Horton, President

What is APSE? APSE is a National organization to support people with disabilities in community employment. Thirty-three states belong to National APSE. Mississippi recently became the 34th state to become a member. As a member, you can be a part of APSE history in our state!

Conference Highlights

⇒ A “Silent Auction” will be an ongoing activity until

Speakers Include: ⇒

H.S. “Butch” McMillan, Executive Director, Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services

Ed LeGrand, Executive Director, Mississippi Department of Mental Health

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Laura Owens, Executive Director of National APSE

Dr. Rick Green — (Keynote) Enjoying Your Job Ann Maclaine, J.D. — (Keynote) “New Directions for Disability Rights Mississippi, (DRMS): Employment Support” Roma Kidd — (Keynote) What a Day Should Look like for Persons with Significant Disabilities

Golf Tournament: (Eagle Ridge Golf Course) September 1, 2009 MS APSE Idol/Karaoke:

Meeting Location/Hotel Accommodations

(September 2, 2009 @ 7 p.m.) Show off your talent.

All meetings will be held at The Eagle Ridge Convention Center, (601-857-7100) in Raymond, Mississippi. The Convention Center is located off Highway 18 West toward Raymond, across from the entrance of Hinds Community College. We would like all participants to stay at the Convention Center Hotel for the rate of $72 a night (single & double). Make arrangements prior to August 26, 2009 by calling (601) 857-7100.

Who Should Attend:

Conference Schedule: Wednesday, September 2, 2009 11:00 — 12:45 1:00 — 1:30 pm 1:30 — 2:30 pm 2:45 — 3:45 pm


Registration Welcome Keynote (Dr. Rick Green) Breakouts

Business & Industry Personnel

Policy Makers

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Special/Regular Education Personnel

Parents & Persons with Disabilities

Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors

7:30 — 8:30 am Breakfast 9:00 — 10:30 a.m. Keynote (Roma Kidd) 10:30 — 10:45 a.m. Break 10:45 — 12:00 noon AWARDS Ceremony

Social Workers

All Persons interested in employment & community inclusion for individuals with disabilities

*(Note: The focus is applicable to all disabilities)

Name/Title: __________________________________ First Name (For name tag):_______________________ Address: ____________________________________ ___________________________________________ Phone: _____________________________________ Agency: _____________________________________ Email: ______________________________________ Do you need accommodations? Please describe: ___________________________________________

PRE — REGISTRATION Must be postmarked or delivered by August 20, 2009 APSE Member ($ 50) Non-Member ($ 75) Family Member/Person with a disability ($40) Amount Enclosed $_____________________

Services — Focus on Employment)

Employment Personnel

2nd Annual MS APSE Conference

& Responsibilities, Benefits Planning, MS Redesign of

Case Managers

the end of the conference. Bidders may pick up their purchase after 3:30 on Thursday.


4:00 — 5:00 pm 5:00 — 6:00 pm 6:00 — 7:00 pm 7:00 — until

Conference Highlights

Late Registration (After August 20, 2009) add $10

Keynote (Ann Maclaine, J.D.) Break Dinner MS APSE IDOL

for each category Make checks payable to Mississippi APSE Mail to: 7 Lakeland Circle, Suite 600 Jackson, MS 39216 REGISTRATION FEES ARE NOT REFUNDABLE For Information call: (Vendors & Sponsorship) Ed Butler or Mary Ann Robinson (601) 982-1180

(Laura Owens, National APSE Executive Director )

12:00 — 1:00 pm 1:15 — 2:15 pm

Lunch Breakouts

(HCBS Waiver Update, Transition, Job Negotiation)

2:15—2:25 pm Break 2:30 — 3:30 pm Breakouts (Supports on the Job, Employers’ Discussion, Employees’ Panel) 3:30 — until Conference Closing — Business Meeting

CEU’s & CRC’s will be available