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2021 APSE Missouri Employment Summit
"Navigating a New and Changing Virtual World"

July 21-23, 2021



This past year has been difficult. But it is through difficult times that we learn, reach out for new ideas and try different ways to reach our goals and support others in reaching theirs. Join us in learning new strategies in employment services. Engage in discussions with old and new friends and let’s celebrate our achievements together!

We can’t wait to see you at this year’s Summit.

Key Note Speaker: Wesley Hamilton

Wesley Hamilton’s journey after surviving multiple gunshots in the abdomen will inspire every human on the earth. His quintessential stories
of courage, strength and perseverance resonates with participants long after any talk he’s ever delivered. Wes instills the essential tools of
positivity, self-awareness, empowerment, resilience, and acceptance in the face of any challenge. He believes “the highest human act is to inspire” – and that is exactly why he is profoundly affecting human hearts of all ages, races, lifestyles and backgrounds worldwide. Wes, now an official CNN Hero (announced in March 2021), also shared one of the most powerful stories on Netflix’s Queer Eye, Season and has been featured countless times in the media, including CNN, ABC News, BBC, CNN, CTV and TMZ.

As of 4/10/21 our other confirmed speakers are:

Kathleen Lee, Cornell University – Business Engagement

David Baker, Missouri Assistive Technology – The use of Technology in Employment Supports

Connie Cunningham, Dir. Mental Health Commission - Avoiding Burn Out and Compassion Fatigue

Sean O’Brian, Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center for Quality Management - Customized Employment

Our speaker line-up is growing every day. Stay tuned for updates!

Employment University & Summit

Employment University

Schedule: July 21: Registration, noon to 1pm.
Class: July 21 from 1-5 pm & July 22: 8:30 – 11 am
Cost: $60 APSE Members / $80 Non-members

Please note that EU attendees must pay a separate fee to attend the full Summit.

Employment Summit

Employment University’s goal is to build employment support best practice skills for new and entry-level employment support professionals.

Schedule: July 22nd: Registration, Noon - 1pm
Conference: July 22nd from 1- 5 pm & July 23rd: 8 am – 1:30 pm
Cost: $100 APSE Members / $120 Non-members


Individual & Family Scholarships

Are you an individual with a disability or a non-professional family member? There are a limited number of scholarships available! Individuals and families wishing a complimentary registration should send an email to Board President Chaz Nickolaus who will process your request. Scholarships are for conference registration only. Hotel and transportation is not included.

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