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AL-APSE 2017 ConferenceAL-APSE 2017 Conference

Celebrate Independence! Employment First! Employment Now!
June 28 - 30, 2017 Mobile, AL

Location: Renaissance Riverview Plaza Hotel | 64 South Water Street | Mobile, AL 36602

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**CALL FOR PRESENTATION ABSTRACT - Deadline March 31st, 2017

AL-APSE welcomes 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. Email completed abstract to Beth Hanks at no later than March 31st, 2017 (notify by April 30th, 2017) Presentation Abstract Form



Award Alabama APSE will host their annual awards recognition ceremony on June 29, 2017. This is an opportunity to recognize an individual, organization, employer, professional, etc. that is committed to competitive employment for people with disabilities. Deadline to submit nominations is May 15.

Award Categories and Descriptions

Nomination Form (Word | PDF)


2017 AL-APSE Dine Barclay Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded annually to a self-advocate or their family member to attend the National APSE conference. Applicants should complete this application and return to:
Byron White
100 North Union Street, Suite 486,
Montgomery, AL 36130,

You can also email the information to

DEADLINE: April 30, 2017 | Download Application

Certificate Based Job Coach TrainingCertificate-Based Job Coach Customized Employment Training - April 17-19, 2017

Where: Taylor Road Baptist Church 1685 Taylor Road Montgomery, AL 36117
Vicki Brooke, M.Ed & Jennifer McDonough, M.S., VCU

This training is designed to make job coaches and other professionals more successful in achieving employment outcomes for individuals. Limited to 50 participants. Priority given to individuals working in ADRS and ADMH funded programs. Others accommodated based on availability.

You are encouraged to apply early! Download Flyer

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AL-APSE Regional Training - April 7, 2017

What would you do?Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
AIDT, One Technology Court, Montgomery, Alabama
Presented By:
Corporal Jess Thornton, Alabama Law Enforcement

Officer Thornton will share information about how to defend yourself in an active shooter situation at your workplace, and in your community. Download Flyer

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2017 Chuck Sheehan Scholarship

The Sheehan Scholarship will be awarded each year to an individual with a disability seeking higher learning. This is a one-year scholarship in the amount of $1500.00. The award criteria are listed below:

  • The recipient must be enrolled in an accredited program.
  • The recipient must have a disability.
  • The recipient must provide proof of registration in the training program.

DEADLINE for APPLICATION is May 1st! [Download Application]

SELN Findings and Observations ReportState Employment Leadership Network

SELN Findings and Observations Report – Alabama

Alabama Department of Mental Health/Division of Developmental Disabilities (DMH/DD)
Site Visit Dates: Sept. 30th – Oct. 2nd, 2013
Report (first draft): January 2014
DMH/DD comments: January 2015
Report (final): February 2015

SELN Member State Agency: Alabama Department of Mental Health/Division of Developmental Disabilities (DMH/DD)

SELN Findings and Observations Final Report – Alabama (PDF)


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

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