Iowa APSE will hold its annual conference a little differently this year like most things are and have been.
Iowa APSE can suggest several hotels near Smash Park for this year's APSE festivities. These are walkable for Monday evening but you will need to drive Tuesday morning to DMACC.
Monday, September 27th, 7-9 PM at Smash Park West Des Moines
Tuesday, September 28th, 9 AM - 2 PM
Want to sit for your Certified Employment Support Professional™ Examination? We're hosting an examination on Monday, September 27th, 1-4pm in Des Moines.
- At least 9 months to a year?
- Been working in community-based employment?
- Supporting individuals with disabilities?
Consider earning your CESP Credential! Learn more at apse.org/cesp-central.
Apply with APSE on APSE Apply first, then you can sit for the exam.
Iowa APSE Awards
Iowa APSE recognizes annually professionals, employers, and self-advocates for their contributions to Employment First.
Awards will be presented at the in-person chapter event on September 28th, 2021.
Iowa APSE will honor those who have excelled in the following categories:
● Professional Award
Description: To recognize an IA-APSE member for outstanding state-of-the-art practices and professional achievements in Employment First as a Job Coach, Job Developer, Employment Specialist, or others in the profession.
● Personal Achievement Award
Description: To recognize the achievement of a person with a disability, through integrated employment or self-employment.
● Advocacy Award
Description: To recognize an outstanding advocate for the employment of individuals with disabilities in Iowa. An individual, family member, or professional may be considered.
● Employer Award
Description: To recognize an employer who practices inclusive hiring and who values the contributions of persons with disabilities in the workforce.
Learn More about National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) 2021
The theme for NDEAM 2021, “America’s Recovery: Powered by Inclusion,” reflects the importance of ensuring that people with disabilities have full access to employment and community involvement during the national recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.