Real Jobs For All: The Expectation, not the Exception!

Welcome to the registration site for the 2012 GA-APSE state conference, "Real Jobs For All: The Expectation, not the Exception!" We anticipate a wonderful conference filled with presentations focusing on moving Georgia forward towards a more inclusive workforce. Changing hearts, minds, and policy to reflect numerous employment options for all people will be a great beginning in our state.

Invited keynote presenters include Dr. Lisa Razzano, Associate Director of Training and Education for the University of Illinois, Chicago, Department of Psychiatry. We wanted to make sure she made it back to Georgia after her rousing speech at The Carter Center SE Forum.

We also look forward to finalizing keynote agreements with Dr. Lori Davis and Michael Callahan, and will feel fortunate to have both of these stars in the fields of Customized and Supported employment available to share their prospective visions.

We anticipate hearing from Rich Toscano and David Lynde, both nationally known employment experts with a wealth of experience, who will share their ideas about the IPS model and how implementation depends not just on the "front line", but also how policy and administrative decisions can positively affect evidence-based supported employment.

We are anticipating a large roster of sessions including an encore appearance by Jennifer McGee, advocate and mother of sons who experience autism. We will have appearances by a well-renown motivational speaker and self- advocate who is also a business person, and a father and son whom will share their ideas about what it takes to make a real life in the community. Ruby Moore, ED of The Georgia Advocacy Office, will present "Real Jobs, Real Lives." Ruby has over thirty years of experience in advocating for people previously considered "unemployable". GA-APSE's own Doug Crandall will share "Creating Communities of Excellence," a panel discussion which is sure to get conversation and ideas flowing. We are working hard to offer meaningful sessions on job development, collaboration around funding for SE, and other topics sure to add tools to the toolbox of SE for all in attendance. The GA-APSE Board of Directors welcomes you to Athens!

Date: 
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - Friday, October 12, 2012
Location: 
UGA Hotel and Conference Center
1197 South Lumpkin Street, Athens, GA 30602
United States
Cost: 
  • GA-APSE Member Registration - $165
  • Non-Member Registration - $205
  • Optional APSE Member Breakfast on 10/11/12 (In addition to the Conference Registration Fee) - $13 

Event Cancellation Policies
(1) A cancellation received by 5:00 p.m. ET on or before October 3, 2012 will be refunded, minus a $35 processing fee. No refunds will be issued thereafter; substitutions will be allowed. (2) To change or cancel your registration, call 800-884-1381, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET. (3) If an event is cancelled for any reason, the UGA Hotel and Conference Center will not be responsible for any charges related to travel. 

Hotel Costs: 

You'll be given the opportunity to make a hotel reservation as you proceed through the online registration process. 

Contact information: 

Debbie Walker-Lass
Dwalkerlass [at] gmail [dot] com
(404) 966-0030
GA-APSE website

Special Needs
If you require special services or have dietary restrictions, contact Jean [dot] Mann [at] georgiacenter [dot] uga [dot] edu, by October 3, 2012.