Sue Killam Awarded the 2013 National APSE Professional
Ms. Sue Killam, Coordinator of Employment Initiatives for the Human Development Center, received the National Association of People Supporting Employment First (APSE) Professional award at the 24th Annual National APSE Conference held June 25-27 at the J.W. Marriott in Indianapolis, IN. Sue received this award for her continued leadership and dedication throughout her 25 plus year career as an Employment Support Professional."
"She is very much deserving of the APSE Professional Award..." because she is "a leader and innovator"with a "high degree of dedication to the field of employment of people with disabilities."
-David Hoff, President of the Executive Board for APSE
"She is a tireless advocate for individuals with disabilities especially relative to employment issues …and has been particularly helpful in assisting Louisiana Rehabilitation Services in revising their Supported Employment procedures... I can think of no other person who would be more deserving of this award."
-Chris Anthony, Bureau Administrator of Louisiana Rehabilitation Services (LRS)
"Sue's knowledge, creativity and dedication towards improving the quality employment outcomes of Louisianans are exceptional."
-Dr. Philip Wilson, Director of the LSUHSC Human Development Center
LSUHSC-Human Development Center (HDC) will be providing four statewide Employment Specialist Core Training. The 40 hour training meets LRS vendor training requirements (and Medicaid Employment provider rules) and incorporates APSE's CORE Supported Employment competencies and will include:
Special Education Center
August 6, 7, 8 and 21st (1/2 day)
LSUHSC HDC 1900 Gravier Street New Orleans
October 15, 16, 17, and 30th(1/2 day)
UpLifted1979 Beaumont Drive Baton Rouge, LA
December 10, 11, 12 and 18th (1/2 day)
Lafayette - 2014
Affiliated Blind of Louisiana
January 21, 22, 23 and 29th (1/2 day)(1/2 day)
Houma/Thibodaux - 2014
LWC/Louisiana Rehabilitation Services 1979 Beaumont Drive Houma, LA
April 1, 2, 3 and 16th (1/2 day)
Managing SE Programs - Sept. 11, 2013
Job Developer - Nov 20, 2013
SSA Benefits and Work Incentives - Oct. 9, 2013
Managing SE Programs - Jan. 8, 2013
Job Developer - Feb. 5, 2013
SSA Benefits and Work Incentives - Mar. 19, 2013
Managing SE Programs - May 7, 2014
Job Developer - May 8, 2014
SSA Benefits and Work Incentives - June 11, 2014
Links to employment specific we links such as APSE, Work Support at VCU-RRTC, WISE, Institute for Community Inclusion, and more.
Links to disability specific organizations such as AAIDD (American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities); NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness); NDSS (National Down Syndrome Society); ASA (Autism Society of America); Autism at Work and more.
Links to national councils and technical assistance centers as well as journals and disability networking sites; Links to AAPD (American Association of People with Disabilities); Disaboom; Family Village; Quality Mall and more are listed on this page.
Links to sites that specialize in Assistive Technology - such as Abledata, LA TAN (Louisiana Assistive Technology Access Network), Resna (Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America), USSACC (United States Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication), Closing the Gap and more.
Links to the old favorites: Social Security's The Work Site, the national Ticket to Work web site, EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission); Disability Info and more.