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Customized Employment Job Coach Training, November 5-7, 2014

Moving Employment First Forward - Certificate-Based Job Coach Training, Taught by Virginia Commonwealth University

Location: Embassy Suites, 2300 Woodcrest Place Birmingham, AL 3520

This training is appropriate for all new job coaches, Disability Resource Coordinators, and other professionals working for community rehabilitation programs, mental health agencies, schools, Alabama Career Center system and other interested in supported/customized employment. This training is dedicated to making job coaches and other placement professionals more successful in achieving employment outcomes for individuals with significant disabilities. Should registrations/applications exceed 50, priority will be given to community rehabilitation and provider agencies funded by the Alabama Department of Mental Health as well as staff affiliated with the Disability Employment Initiative. Others will be accommodated based on availability. Print the training flyer (PDF)

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Alabama & National APSE are partnering to offer the first national certification program for Employment Support professionals!

Date & Time: November 17, 2014 | 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Location: Alabama Industrial Development Training (AIDT) Center, 1 Technology Court, Montgomery, AL 36116

Job coaches, job developers, transition employment specialists, job placement personnel, and employment specialists/consultants can earn the designation of Certified Employment Support Professionals (CESP) by passing the national CESP examination. Print the CESP Exam Flyer (PDF)

To register visit:

CESP Exam Application (Print Pdf)

AL-APSE 2015 Save the Date! AL-APSE 2015 Conference

Save the DateJune 17-19, Mobile, Renaissance Riverview Plaza
Registration and other information available in January 2015. Print the Flyer (PDF)
Co-Sponsors Pending!!!
Submission to Present can be emailed to



Email completed abstract to Beth Hanks at no later than February 28, 2015 (notify by March 30, 2015)
Print the Application (Word)


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.



Visit the Southeast TACE Region IV

A Project of the Burton Blatt Institute Southeast

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

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