2017 Employment Matters! Conference

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Contact

David Hoff 
Massachusetts APSE 
david@apse.org
www.massachusettsapse.org

When

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

8:30 AM to 9:00 AM   Registration & Continental Breakfast

9:00 AM to 4:00 PM  Conference (Buffet Lunch provided)

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Where

College of the Holy Cross, Hogan Campus Center 
1 College Street
Worcester, MA 01610
 
Note: Holy Cross is approximately 2 1/2 miles from Worcerster's Union Station (train and bus). 
 
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Join us on Wednesday May 17th to learn the latest on efforts to advance employment and economic opportunities for Massachusetts citizens with disabilities.

TO REGISTER FOR THE CONFERENCE, GO TO "REGISTER NOW!" LINK AT BOTTOM OF PAGE.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS MAY 10, 2017.
 
Cost: Conference registration is only $50 for APSE members. For non-members, the cost is $75. Interested in joining APSE? You can receive a discounted 1-year individual membership to APSE and MA-APSE plus conference registration for only $125! (New members only.) Continental breakfast and lunch provided. 

ACCCOMMODATIONS – PLEASE NOTE: Indicate on your registration form if you will need a reasonable accommodation for the conference. Please request accommodations as early as possible. ACCOMMODATION REQUESTS MUST BE RECEIVED BY MONDAY APRIL 24TH. In addition, please contact David Hoff at david@apse.org or at 617-287-4308 to confirm your accommodation request has been received.

CRC/CONTINUING ED: CRC credits will be available as well as documentation for continuing education.

THANK YOU TO THE MASSACHUSETTS REHABILITATION COMMISSION
FOR ITS SPONSORSHIP OF THIS EVENT.

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CONFERENCE HIGHIGHTS

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Jonathon Delman, PhD : Jon Delman will share his thoughts on the critical role of employment and employer responsibilities from his personal perspective as a mental health consumer as well as his professional role as an Research Assistant Professor at UMass Medical School. 

OPENING WELCOME: DMH Commissioner Joan Mikula: We are very pleased to have DMH Commissioner Joan Mikula join us to provide an opening welcome and discuss the efforts by the Department of Mental Health to advance employment.

Breakout Sessions: The conference features the following exciting breakout sessions.

  1. The Growing Role of the Employer in Generating Job Success for People with Disabilities
  2. Expanding Rights and Employment Self-Direction
  3. Customized Employment for Transition-Age Youth: An Action Research Project
  4. A Dialogue with Employers
  5. You Can Make it Work: An Overview of Social Security Work Incentives
  6. What You Need to Know About Going to Work: Disclosure and Requesting a Reasonable Accommodation
  7. Balance: Joy in Work and Keeping Recovery
  8. Organization Transformation for Employment Success
  9. Identifying Transportation Options
  10. Public Policy Update: National and State Perspectives
  11. Partnerships for Transition Success
  12. Power of 5: 5 minute presentations on an array of topics



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If you have any questions regarding the conference or MA-APSE please contact Chapter President David Hoff at: david@apse.org; 617-287-4308