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Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch

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315 Chestnut St
St. Louis, MO 63102 United States

June 2019

Presentation: Increasing Today’s Diverse Workforce

June 18
Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch, 315 Chestnut St
St. Louis, MO 63102 United States
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Increasing Today’s Diverse Workforce: The Customized Employment Model for Disadvantaged Populations Presenters: Wendy Quarles and Kim Osmani During this session at the 2019 National APSE Conference, the presenters will provide a focused look at Customized Employment (CE) and the Essential Elements of Customized Employment document which is critical for supporting disadvantaged youth in obtaining employment. Participants will propose ideas for how CE can be used to benefit disadvantaged youth and employers and leave with the knowledge and skills to begin…

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Presentation: Mental Health and Transition

June 19
Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch, 315 Chestnut St
St. Louis, MO 63102 United States
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Mental Health and Transition: Intersectionality with Other Disabilities Presenters: Jessica Queener and Karin Grandon   Youth with mental health conditions are often overlooked in the transition process. Oftentimes, they do not qualify as a student with a disability under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) or provided accommodations/services through a Section 504 Plan. What happens as they navigate through high school? Join us as we discuss research- and evidence-based strategies for ensuring youth with mental health conditions have the…

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Presentation: Ethical Intersection of Culture and Disability

June 19
Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch, 315 Chestnut St
St. Louis, MO 63102 United States
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The Ethical Intersection of Culture and Disability Kim Osmani and Wendy Quarles   Students and youth with disabilities are required to have transition planning coordinated between schools and other agencies as mandated under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. However, there is no emphasis on consideration of the cultural values and beliefs of the students, youth, and their families. This session will discuss this intersectionality and how to be culturally responsive in our…

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