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AL-APSE & ACDD 2014 Conference Continuing Education Information

TARGETED AUDIENCE: Counselors, Social Workers, Nurses, Rehabilitation Professionals and etc.

The AL-APSE/ACDD Conference is intended to disseminate a wide variety of information that would be of interest to professionals in the disability arena as well as individuals with disabilities. **A Continuing Ed Fee of $15 will be required for each person. Checks may be made payable to Al-APSE and submitted at the end of the conference.** Participants must be in attendance for full conference and must attend sessions for all time slots to receive Continuing Education Credit. No contact hours will be awarded for partial attendance. Approved Continuing Education Hours for Counselors, Social Workers and Nurses is pending with the University Of Alabama College Of Continuing Studies! Outline of Course Content (PDF)

Call for Presentation Abstract

AL-APSE & ACDD 2014 Conference: “Waves of Change…Oceans of Opportunity” JUNE 18 - 20, 2014, Mobile, AL Riverview Renaissance Hotel

AL-APSE and ACDD welcome your proposal for a concurrent session on a current and relevant topic that will be of interest to professionals working in the disability field, individuals with disabilities, parents, SE personnel, program administrators, and rehabilitation personnel. Print Request for Presentation Form.

Email completed abstract to Beth Hanks at no later than February 28, 2014 (notify by March 30, 2014).

2014 Alabama APSE Awards Information - Deadline to submit nominations is May 16.

Alabama APSE will host their annual awards recognition ceremony on June 19, 2014 in Mobile at the Riverview Plaza Hotel beginning at 6:30 P.M. The deadline to submit nominations is May 16. 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. Nominations Form (PDF)

Dine Barclay Scholarship - This scholarship is awarded annually to a self-advocate or their family member to attend the National APSE conference. Dine Barclay Nomination Form (Word)

Chuck Sheehan Scholarship - These funds are available in the amount of $1500 to an individual with a disability who is pursuing higher learning. The Sheehan Scholarship will be awarded each year to an individual with a disability seeking higher learning. Chuck Sheehan Application (Word)

Waves of Change image“Waves of Change…Oceans of Opportunity”
2014 AL-APSE & ACDD Conference June 18 - 20, Renaissance Riverview Plaza Hotel Mobile

The Alabama APSE and ACDD Conference is scheduled for June 18 – 20, 2014 in Mobile at the Renaissance Riverview Plaza Hotel. The registration form is available for download below. You will note several options for payment when you register electronically.

  • For those paying by check, select pay by check.

  • We also accept credit card payments via PayPal.

  • For those who are attending from state agencies, etc. utilizing a Purchase Order, please check Registration via Purchase Order, billed at completion of conference. Agencies will be billed at completion of conference and billed amount will depend on membership status, and date of registration.

  • Once again, limited funds are available for individuals with disabilities and/or their family members to attend. Please check AL-APSE Approved Stipend for payment option. Approvals will be notified by April 30, 2014. Stipends are available on a first come first serve basis.

Hotel Reservations can be made here Renaissance Mobile Riverview Plaza Hotel

To register for conference electronically please click: 2014 AL-APSE Conference Registration or Print Registration Form (includes Agenda, Hotel, and Consumer Involvement Fund Application)

To request ACDD Consumer Involvement Funding, available for individuals with disabilities and/or their family members only, please click: Alabama APSE & ACDD Consumer Involvement Fund

Registration Fees:

Registration Fee AL-APSE MEMBERS: $200 after Saturday May 31, 2014 $225.

Registration Fee NON MEMBERS: $230 after Saturday May 31, 2014 $255.

AL-APSE Awards Banquet Option for those not registered for conference: $40.

Registration Via Purchase Order Billed at completion of Conference: Billed at end of Conference at appropriate rate $200.00, $230.00 + ANY LATE FEES

AL-APSE Approved Stipend: No Charge

Dr. Elko Speaking: $30.

Feel free to email if you have any questions.

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.



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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
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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