Professional Development

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Professional Development Opportunities

There is constant change in the field of supporting people with disabilities. Stay ahead in developing your skills and knowledge by obtaining the Basic Certificate in Employment Services (ACRE) or becoming a Certified Employment Support Professional (APSE). Depending on your role, you may be required by the state of Pennsylvania to have one of these in order to render services.

Resources for Employment Support Professionals

PaTTAN: Organization that provides professional development and technical assistance targeted to improving student results

APSE: Organization that promotes Employment First policies

ACREDUCATORS National membership organization for trainers & educators in the field of employment for people with disabilities

LEAD Center: Learn about resources, programs and partnerships that can create an inclusive workforce system

Be My Eyes: Connect people needing on-the-spot sighted support with volunteers and companies through live video around the world, apps available for IOS and Android

Mobile Accommodation Solution: Streamline the disability accommodation process for applicants, employers, employees, and service providers.