NJ APSE offers opportunities year round for professionals in Supported Employment to further enhance their skills and to network with peers and leaders who all share the mission of employment outcomes for people with disabilities.  We encourage you to learn more about our annual events described below and become involved!

Professional Development

Facing The Future Conference


An annual conference for professionals highlighting best practices in supporting people with disabilities in career planning, customized employment, and transition from school to work. 

Co-sponsored by:

The Boggs Center and NJAPSE. 

2019 Conference Date Time Location   

Facing the Future 27th Annual Conference
Hired: Blueprints for Employment Success

Friday, March 23, 2018 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Hyatt Regency New Brunswick, New Jersey       

Registration and Awards Nominations Open! 

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NON-Member Registration 

Until 2/9 $175

After 2/9 $195

Member Registration 

Until 2/9 $140

After 2/9 $175

Leadership Link


The Leadership Link is NJ APSE’s annual event to acknowledge “National Disability Employment Awareness Month” each October.  This event provides directors/coordinators of supported employment services the opportunity to network with each other and speak with a panel that usually includes the leadership of numerous New Jersey State Division leaders. Speakers have included leaders from the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services (DVRS), Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD), Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired (CBVI), Department of Education (DOE), the New Jersey Division of Disability Services (DDS) and Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS). Supervisors and Administrators of agencies providing Supported Employment Services are encouraged to attend. 

Free for Members 

$25 for Non-Members

Community Conversation


The Community Conversation in an annual open forum discussion that provides NJ APSE Members the opportunity to go beyond just identifying the barriers to employment for people with disabilities and share ideas and solutions to advance equal employment for people with disabilities. It is a think tank type of activity where we share what is working, what needs improvement and where we are all accountable for making BOLD moves that will make a difference! Job Coaches and Job Developers are encouraged to attend. 

Takes place in December each year.

Free and Open to Members Only

Summer Training


Through ideas, suggestions and input provided at the Annual Facing the Future Conference, the Leadership Link and the Community Conversation, NJ APSE will offer its members and other guests an educational forum or training that meets their professional training needs. 

Recent educational sessions included. Customizing Job Development: An Introduction to What it is and How it’s Done and Job Development for Individuals with a Criminal Background 

Free for Members 

$25 for Non-Members