Alabama APSE THE INDEPENDENCE Fall 2013 Newsletter
Employment First in Alabama Training
Montgomery, Mon. Oct. 21, 10:00 - 12:00
Employment First is a concept to facilitate the full inclusion of people with the most significant disabilities in the workplace and community. Under the Employment First approach, community-based, integrated employment is the first option for employment services for youth and adults with significant disabilities. Come learn more about the Employment First Movement in Alabama! The discussion will include the shift from day services to more community based services as well as a review of other initiatives of the Alabama Department of Mental Health and the Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services to improve employment outcomes.
Presenters: Associate Commissioner ADMH Courtney Tarver; ADMH Employment Coordinator Byron White; ADRS Supported Employment Coordinator Tina Dortch (EF Training Flyer - PDF)
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Agencies partner to offer innovative Project SEARCH program
Seeks to secure competitive employment for students with developmental disabilities
By Kristi Gates and Peggy Olson, Alabama Department of Mental Health Outlook
When 11 high school seniors in the Montgomery area leave for school each morning, they are actually going to Baptist Medical Center South in Montgomery to participate in a unique school-to-work program called Project SEARCH. Read the full text article.
AL-APSE Seeks Board Members
The AL-APSE, The Network on Employment was formed in 1997 as a chapter of APSE, The Network on Employment. It is our goal to improve and expand integrated employment opportunities, services, and outcomes for persons with disabilities through employment with supports (supported employment). AL-APSE is a membership organization with members from all part of Alabama. This website is designed as an Internet resource to:
8228 Royal Oak Court
Montgomery, AL 36117
This site is made possible by a grant from the Alabama Council for Developmental Disabilities