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AL-APSE 2017 Conference Handouts

To access handouts from 2017 AL-APSE & ACDD conference, click on the following link,

AL-APSE The Independence Newsletter Fall 2017: Volume 4, Issue 10

Fall Newsletter 2017

INSIDE THIS ISSUE: Mark Your Calendar | Fundraising | Work Environment | Happy Birthday AL-APSE| Award Winner | Featured Keynote | Employment First Alabama | Training Opportunities


The 2018 AL-APSE conference will be held in Birmingham at the Hyatt Regency, The Wynfrey Hotel. This sopthiscated hotel is connected to the Riverchase Galleria and is a chic, upscale hotel in the heart of Hoover. This former Wynfrey Hotel blends traditional Southern hospitality with all the modern conveniences of home. Guests will enjoy state-of-the-art StayFitTM Gym, sauna, and seasonal rooftop outdoor pool, to soak in the Southern sun with a view all day (when not in sessions of course)! (Co-sponsors Pending!)

Conference updates can be found at when available!

Read the Fall Newsletter (PDF)


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 a 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