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Each year, the TASH Conference brings together our constituents to share resources and success stories, learn about field-driven best practices, and network within a community engaged in shared values. The Conference is attended by passionate leaders, experts, and advocates from every corner of the disability community. Conference attendees are influential in their fields and communities, and play an important role in the provision of services and supports for the millions of individuals and organizations around the world; and include professors and researchers from leading institutions; those involved in local, state, and federal governments and public policy; special and general educators, and school administrators; self-advocates, adult service providers; students, family members, and many others.  This year’s conference theme, Building Diverse and Inclusive Communities, reminds us that equity, opportunity, and inclusion relies on the input of broad perspectives and experiences.
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Friday, December 6 • 9:45am - 10:35am
The Time is Now: APSE Universal Employment Competencies Seating Available

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This interactive session will provide an explanation of APSE's updated competencies that were released in early 2019. APSE first developed and adopted supported employment competencies in 2001. The significant shifts in the policy and practice landscape for employment services require that APSE periodically review these competencies. APSE's Professional Development Committee reviewed and revised these competencies in 2018 to ensure they reflect current best practices and standards in the field of employment support. As a result, APSE presents an updated, universal, set of competencies for employment professionals across that U.S. that reflect the evolving knowledge and skill sets needed to support job seekers with disabilities to find, secure, and succeed in the competitive job market. We will explore the changes in the competencies and how they can be used to improve services from a top-down level. We will review language updates using competitive, integrated employment and the importance of "universal" competencies and approach in three areas (SE, CE, Self Employment). Throughout the session, national groups and coalitions working in the areas of competency and skills development will be acknowledged and provided as resources. We will draw a connection between knowledge and skills that are critical to make Employment First a reality nationwide.

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Kelly Nye-Lengerman

Research Associate, University of Minnesota
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Erica Belois-Pacer

Professional Development Director, APSE National
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Maya Cox

Consultant, Public Consulting Group, Inc.
I'm passionate about employment and supporting individuals living their good life. My passion is both professional and personal. My career is committed to making systems and services better for individuals with disabilities and their families. I also have a sister with developmental... Read More →

Friday December 6, 2019 9:45am - 10:35am MST
Meeting Room: Coyote 5594 West Wild Horse Pass Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85226