2019 Conference of Kentucky APSE


Supported Employment Works!
October 23 – 25, 2019
Clarion Hotel Conference Center, Newtown Pike, Lexington

REGISTRATION IS SOLD OUT as we have reached conference center capacity. If you would like to be put on a wait list, please email kyapse@apse.org. 

Click here for the full agenda

Pre-Conference, 10/23—A full day on Employment Supports for people who are blind or visually impaired, deaf or hard of hearing

Conference 10/24—25—Opening and Closing Plenary sessions plus 16
concurrent sessions including: Let’s Talk IPS • Opening Doors: Supported Employment for Kentucky Waiver Participants • Your Yelp Guide for Understanding Benefits & Work • What’s Really Expected in a PCEP? • Figuring Out Long Term Supports • Allyship • How to Avoid Burnout Among your Staff • Working with your OVR Office • Effectively Managing a Remote Workforce through Staff Empowerment • Workforce Development in Kentucky—How to Connect in Your Local Community • Understanding Different Perspectives: A History of the Independent Living Movement• Transportation Resource you can Use • Engaging with Businesses to Grow You Network • Disability & Disclosure • My Story to Employment • Advocacy in an Adversarial World

Our conference will open with Lisette Johnson and Jenny Stonemeier.  Ms. Johnson resides in Monticello, Kentucky and will share her story of having worked in a sheltered workshop, for less than minimum wage, and how she was able to secure competitive integrated employment that she enjoys and what her life looks like now! Ms. Stonemeier is the Executive Director of APSE and will share Employment First from a national perspective. This opening session will explore the direction of our field and the impact it is having on real lives!

Our closing session will feature Margaret Gilbride, of the Boggs Center at Rutgers University, sharing ideas about the direction of our field and the real impact we can have every day! She brings a wealth of experience, knowledge & humor and will recharge our batteries for the work that lies ahead.

Thursday after the sessions, join us for our annual Meet & Greet as Trivia Night returns Family Feud Style! Bring a team or come and join a team and have fun!

Kentucky APSE Awards Breakfast will be held Friday morning. Interested in nominating someone doing amazing work? Nominations can be found here 

Continuing Education: 12 hours available – Supported Employment/CESP/CRC (including 1.25 of Ethics) approved!

Reduced fees for APSE members!   Early Bird Rate through October 7th!

JOIN APSE NOW to receive a reduced introductory membership rate AND
the reduced conference rate! Join at
Use code KYAPSE when you join!

We will have a door prize drawn from among all attendees at the close of the conference on Friday! We will have an additional door prize for NEW MEMBERS on Friday! (must be present to win) 
We will again have fun door prizes drawn throughout the conference for APSE MEMBERS!

Photo Booth to #KYAPSE with your friends will return!

Overnight reservations can be made at the Clarion by calling 1-888-390-4918 and state you are with “APSE Annual Conference” or click here to book online. Reservations MUST be made by October 1st to guarantee the reduced rate of $104/night.