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AL-APSE Regional Workshop

Technology for Supported Employment - Presented by Beth Warren

February 27, 2015 | 9:00 am - 11:00 am
ADRS Conference Room
2419 Gordon Smith Drive
Mobile, AL

Please join AL-APSE as we host an informative discussion regarding assistive technology and how it can be used in the supported employment process. Come learn about the role of the Rehab Technology Specialist, the Assistive Technology Evaluation Process and discuss case studies to gain a better understanding of low and high tech options.

Click on the following link to register: http://tinyurl.com/ozlnay5

Print workshop flyer (pdf)

For questions contact:
Beth Hanks
251-479-8611
Email: alabamaapse@aol.com


Action imageAL-APSE 2015 Conference

Lights, Camera, Action - Directing Your Path to Employment
June 17 - 19, 2015
Renaissance Riverview Plaza Hotel, Mobile, AL

Please see attached RFP if you would like to present a breakout session at this year's AL-APSE conference. Other sponsors are currently pending. Also, you can click on links below to register and to reserve your hotel room.

 

To register for conference: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07eadervf3a9239e5c&oseq=&c=&ch=

For hotel reservations:Renaissance Mobile Riverview Plaza Hotel

Printable Forms:

Call for Presentation Abstract - Email completed abstract to Beth Hanks at beth.hanks@rehab.alabama.gov no later than Feb 28, 2015

Registration Form

~ 2015 ALABAMA APSE AWARDS ~ (Deadline: May 1st)

Alabama APSE will host their annual awards recognition ceremony on June 18, 2015 in Mobile at the Riverview Plaza Hotel beginning at 6:30 P.M. The deadline to submit nominations is May 1. Nominations must be scanned and emailed or mailed through U.S. Postal Service. No faxed nominations will be accepted. This is an opportunity to recognize an individual, organization, employer, professional, etc. that is committed to competitive employment for people with disabilities.

Awards Nominations Form

Please Complete Information on Both Sides of Form and Return to:
Byron White
ADMH 100 North Union Street, Suite 486
Montgomery, AL 36130
Email: Byron.white@mh.alabama.gov
No Faxed Nominations Accepted!!!

 

~ AL-APSE Barclay and Sheehan Scholarships ~ (Note that each has a deadline to apply)

2015 CHUCK SHEEHAN SCHOLARSHIP - DEADLINE for APPLICATION is May 1st!

These funds are available in the amount of $1500 to an individual with a disability. The Sheehan Scholarship will be awarded each year to an individual with a disability seeking higher learning. The award criteria are listed in the Chuck Sheehan Scholarship Application. Click here for the Application (pdf)

Attach letters of recommendation and mail or fax to:
Lisa Alford
ADRS
1305 James I Harrison Parkway East
Tuscaloosa, AL 35405
Phone: 205-554-1300 Fax: 205-554-1369

2015 DINE BARCLAY SCHOLARSHIP - DEADLINE for APPLICATION is April 30!

This scholarship is awarded annually to a self-advocate or their family member to attend the National APSE conference. The award criteria are listed in the Dine Barclay Scholarship Application. Click here for the Application (pdf)

Applicants should complete this application and return to:
Byron White
DMH
100 North Union Street, Suite 486
Montgomery, AL 36130, 334-353-7713.

You can also email the information to byron.white@mh.alabama.gov


Agencies partner to offer innovative Project SEARCH program

Project SearchSeeks 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

Al-APSE is currently seeking hard working members to serve on the Board of Directors. If you would like to become a leader within AL-APSE please submit your letter of interest with the following information to Beth Hanks and Byron White: Membership ID number and how you are connected to the enhancement of employment for people with most significant disabilities. The Board meets every other month via conference call with two face to face meetings per year - June and December generally. More information


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:

  • Facilitate Alabama's supported employment process for people with disabilities
  • Provide useful employment related information for Alabamians with disabilities
  • Encourage the hiring of people with disabilities on a statewide level
Employment Opportunities
Post your job announcements here.

 

Best Practices


Visit our Lending Library for resources on Best Practices in Supported Employment


AL-APSE, The Network on Employment

8228 Royal Oak Court
Montgomery, AL 36117
Email: byron.white@mh.alabama.gov

This site is made possible by a grant from the Alabama Council for Developmental Disabilities