2022 Conference

Registration Open Now!

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This statewide event is the only Iowa conference focused solely on advancing integrated employment for individuals with disabilities.

We bring in the best of the best. National, state, and local leaders focused on disability, employment, and moving the needle forward.

View sessions and descriptions here

CESPPlus, an option to sit for the CESP Credential examination on September 28th from 9 AM - 12 PM! Learn more and register


Conference Registration Bundles

  • $275.00, $375 for Non-Members
  • $200.00, $300 for Non-Members

Pre-Conference ONLY $100.00
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2017-2018 Iowa APSE President Daryn Richardson at a lectern with a powerpoint seen behind that says "Iowa APSE: The Heat is on!"

Earn Continuing Education credits toward your CESP or CRC credentials.

Take away key learning about how to support an inclusive workforce.

Rachel and Toni holding an award.

Meet others who care and advocate for the employment of people with disabilities.

Start Your Planning

We will have content on Wednesday and Thursday, so book your hotel room and travel to get there early and stay through the whole event!

September 28-29, 2022

West Des Moines, Iowa
Sheraton Hotel, 1800 50th St.

Chase receiving an award from Eva.

Become an Event Sponsor

Iowa APSE relies on sponsors across the state to provide support for this event! Want to become a sponsor? Contact us and learn more!

What do our attendees say?

I love networking. The presenters and fellow attendees have an incalculable wealth of experience.

Each year, I come away with solutions, fresh strategies, and a feeling of community.

Thanks for the tools to learn more!

It is important for family members who often advocate with the people they care about to be involved in the process and also partner with the people, including agencies that support competitive, integrated employment and the Employment First movement.

Presented really great ideas for employment recruitment and retention.

Best speakers I’ve seen in a while! Great engagement, information, and relatable.

I attend the APSE conference to connect with other providers and to find new innovative ways community-based employment is being delivered.

I always leave the conference feeling positive about the work we do and excited to find ways to implement the ideas I take away.

Thanks to our 2022 sponsors!

Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services logo.
Disability Rights Iowa.
Christensen Development.
Iowa Association of Community Providers
Doll Distributing Ltd Beverage Company.
West Bank.
Iowa Total Care.
JT's Firestarters. Adults with Disabilities. Fire logo.
New Hope logo.

2022 Iowa APSE Awards

We invite you to nominate professionals, employers, and self-advocates you would like to honor for their contributions to Employment First.

Awards will be presented at the in-person chapter event on September 29th.

2018 winners.

Award winners were recognized during our 2021 APSE Membership Meeting held on September 28, 2021. Video on Facebook Live here.

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