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August

21

State Conference
People First of Alabama

Aug. 21-22
Time varies daily
Sheraton Birmingham Hotel: 2101 Richard Arrington Boulevard, Birmingham 35203

National leadership team from SABE will present on leadership and successful adult living; how to organize; Project Vote; and using technology. People First will review Employment First and Young Emerging Leaders projects. Learn how to become you own leader of your life and inspire others. Self determination is about having the power and authority to control your own life!

Registration cost for conference, meals and overnight hotel is $25. You may send your name, address, chapter or other affiliation and a check or money order to People First of AL, 85 Walston Bridge Road, Jasper, AL 35504.

Register online

For more information, please contact Susan Ellis:
205-422-5006 | pf.susan.200@gmail.com

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27

Webinar: Finding and Keeping the Job That's Right for You
Ticket to Work

2:00 - 3:30 PM
Online

If you are a Social Security disability beneficiary and want to make more money through work, Ticket to Work can provide the support you need to transition to financial independence.

This national WISE webinar will present information about special Social Security programs and rules can help you on your path to financial independence! A special guest speaker will teach you about:

  • Exploring your work goals
  • Building your employment team
  • Work Incentives that can help you once you have a job

Register online

For more information, please contact:
support@choosework.net | 1-866-968-7842 (V) | 1-866-833-2967 (TTY)

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28

Mental Health Summit
Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System

TBD
TBD

The MH Summit will provide an opportunity for VA facilities to establish and enhance positive working relationships with their community partners and to nurture community engagement to better address the broad mental healthcare needs of Veterans and their families. The MH Summit is an opportunity for dialogue and active engagement between the VA and the community.

For more information, please contact:
1-800-214-8387 | joy.germanos@va.gov

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September

National Recovery Month
National Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month
7-13: National Suicide Prevention Week

5

ASL Coffee Night
Office of Deaf Services, ADMH and Montgomery Chapter, AAD

6:00 - 8:00 PM
Starbucks: 2107 Eastern Blvd, Montgomery 36117

A monthly community event that takes place every first Friday.

All signing levels welcome.

For more information, please contact:
shannon.reese@mh.alabama.gov

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11

Conducting Serious Incident Investigation
Staff Development, ADMH

Sep. 11-12
Time varies daily
Region V: 11 West Oxmoor Road, Suite 210, Birmingham, 35209

This training is designed to address procedures for conducting investigations into allegations of abuse, neglect, exploitation, or rights violations. It is appropriate course material for clinical staff who conduct incident investigations for ADMH facilities or community mental health programs. The information presented in this course is presented using both lecture and interactive Exercises. It will address identifying types of evidence, organizing an investigation, interviewing witnesses, taking written statements, reconciling conflicting evidence, and preparing written investigation reports. Participants will receive a course manual, certificate of attendance, and verification of Continuing Education credit if paid for and hours are completed.

Event Flyer and Registration Form
Registration Fee: $30, Optional Continuing Education Credits: $20

For more information, please contact:
334-242-3177 | StaffDevelopment.DMH@mh.alabama.gov

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14

Out of the Darkness Walk - Auburn/Montgomery
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Student Center Green Space: 255 Heisman Drive, Auburn University, Auburn 36849

The Out of the Darkness Community Walks are the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention's (AFSP) signature fundraising campaign, bringing together family, friends, colleagues, and supporters at 3-5 mile walks in hundreds of communities across the country.

When you walk in the Out of the Darkness Community Walks, you join the effort with thousands of people to raise funds and awareness for AFSP's vision to create a world without suicide.

Online Registration

*Online registration closes at noon (local time) the Friday before the walk. However, anyone who would like to participate can register in person at the walk during the check-in times listed above. Walk donations are accepted until December 31st.

For more information, please contact Rachael Jones:
334-740-7818 | rrm0013@auburn.edu

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28

Out of the Darkness Walk - Dothan
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Westgate Park: 501 Recreation Road, Dothan 36303

The Out of the Darkness Community Walks are the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention's (AFSP) signature fundraising campaign, bringing together family, friends, colleagues, and supporters at 3-5 mile walks in hundreds of communities across the country.

When you walk in the Out of the Darkness Community Walks, you join the effort with thousands of people to raise funds and awareness for AFSP's vision to create a world without suicide.

Online Registration

*Online registration closes at noon (local time) the Friday before the walk. However, anyone who would like to participate can register in person at the walk during the check-in times listed above. Walk donations are accepted until December 31st.

For more information, please contact Rose Blakey-Phillips:
334-792-9814 | wiregrasssuicidepreventionservice@yahoo.com

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October

National Down Syndrome Awareness Month
National Disability Employment Awareness Month
6-10: Mental Illness Awareness Week
9: National Depression Screening Day

3

ASL Coffee Night
Office of Deaf Services, ADMH and Montgomery Chapter, AAD

6:00 - 8:00 PM
Starbucks: 2107 Eastern Blvd, Montgomery 36117

A monthly community event that takes place every first Friday.

All signing levels welcome.

For more information, please contact:
shannon.reese@mh.alabama.gov

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5

Out of the Darkness Walk - Huntsville/Madison
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Big Springs Park: Huntsville 35801

The Out of the Darkness Community Walks are the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention's (AFSP) signature fundraising campaign, bringing together family, friends, colleagues, and supporters at 3-5 mile walks in hundreds of communities across the country.

When you walk in the Out of the Darkness Community Walks, you join the effort with thousands of people to raise funds and awareness for AFSP's vision to create a world without suicide.

Online Registration

*Online registration closes at noon (local time) the Friday before the walk. However, anyone who would like to participate can register in person at the walk during the check-in times listed above. Walk donations are accepted until December 31st.

For more information, please contact Jan Neighbors:
256-652-9709 | jan.ma@knology.net

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8

AL-APSE Regional Training - Auburn
Alabama Association for Persons in Supported Employment

10:00 AM - 12:00 NOON
Auburn University Center for Disability Research & Service: 215 South Donahue Drive, Auburn 36849

Assistive Technology to Support Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities in Employment
Scott Renner, Michael Papp & Jarrod Young

This presentation will cover AT to support individuals with intellectual disabilities in the employment settings. One focus of the presentation will be on using different Apps for supports. The presentation will also focus on real life scenarios and how to adapt AT to get the job done. Sometimes adapting AT is necessary to accommodate a specific opportunity. Come learn how to adapt the right tool for the right job.

Online Registration

For more information, please contact Tina Dortch:
334-293-7500

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Out of the Darkness Walk - Tuscaloosa
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Ferguson Center Plaza and Quad: Crimson Promenade, Tuscaloosa

The Out of the Darkness Community Walks are the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention's (AFSP) signature fundraising campaign, bringing together family, friends, colleagues, and supporters at 3-5 mile walks in hundreds of communities across the country.

When you walk in the Out of the Darkness Community Walks, you join the effort with thousands of people to raise funds and awareness for AFSP's vision to create a world without suicide.

Online Registration

*Online registration closes at noon (local time) the Friday before the walk. However, anyone who would like to participate can register in person at the walk during the check-in times listed above. Walk donations are accepted until December 31st.

For more information, please contact Lee Keyes:
205-348-3863 | lkeyes@sa.ua.edu

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Out of the Darkness Walk - Daphne
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Daphne City Hall: 1705 Main Street, Daphne 36526

The Out of the Darkness Community Walks are the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention's (AFSP) signature fundraising campaign, bringing together family, friends, colleagues, and supporters at 3-5 mile walks in hundreds of communities across the country.

When you walk in the Out of the Darkness Community Walks, you join the effort with thousands of people to raise funds and awareness for AFSP's vision to create a world without suicide.

Online Registration

*Online registration closes at noon (local time) the Friday before the walk. However, anyone who would like to participate can register in person at the walk during the check-in times listed above. Walk donations are accepted until December 31st.

For more information, please contact Lydia Barber:
251-455-6453 | jlbarber5@bellsouth.net

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20

Quarterly AIACC Meeting
Alabama Interagency Autism Coordinating Council

10:00 AM - 12:00 NOON
AIDT: Fifteen Technology Court, Montgomery 36116

For more information, please contact Anna McConnell:
205-478-3402 | anna.mcconnell@mh.alabama.gov

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Out of the Darkness Walk - Daphne
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Florence High School: Florence

The Out of the Darkness Community Walks are the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention's (AFSP) signature fundraising campaign, bringing together family, friends, colleagues, and supporters at 3-5 mile walks in hundreds of communities across the country.

When you walk in the Out of the Darkness Community Walks, you join the effort with thousands of people to raise funds and awareness for AFSP's vision to create a world without suicide.

Online Registration

*Online registration closes at noon (local time) the Friday before the walk. However, anyone who would like to participate can register in person at the walk during the check-in times listed above. Walk donations are accepted until December 31st.

For more information, please contact Meesha Emmett:
256-394-7141 | meesha.emmett@gmail.com

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November

National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month
National Family Caregivers Month
22: International Survivors of Suicide Day

2

Out of the Darkness Walk - Birmingham
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Heardmont Park: 5458 Cahaba Valley Road, Birmingham 35242

The Out of the Darkness Community Walks are the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention's (AFSP) signature fundraising campaign, bringing together family, friends, colleagues, and supporters at 3-5 mile walks in hundreds of communities across the country.

When you walk in the Out of the Darkness Community Walks, you join the effort with thousands of people to raise funds and awareness for AFSP's vision to create a world without suicide.

Online Registration

*Online registration closes at noon (local time) the Friday before the walk. However, anyone who would like to participate can register in person at the walk during the check-in times listed above. Walk donations are accepted until December 31st.

For more information, please contact Marissa Grayson:
205-613-6630 | marissa.grayson@gmail.com

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5

Customized Employment
Virginia Commonwealth University

Nov. 5-7
Time varies daily
Embassy Suites: 2300 Woodcrest Place Birmingham 35209

Moving Employment First Forward
Certificate-Based Job Coach Training

This training is appropriate for all new job coaches, Disability Resource Coordinators, and other professionals working for community rehabilitation programs, mental health agencies, schools, Alabama Career Center system and other interested in supported/customized employment. This training is dedicated to making job coaches and other placement professionals more successful in achieving employment outcomes for individuals with significant disabilities. Should registrations/applications exceed 50, priority will be given to community rehabilitation and provider agencies funded by the Alabama Department of Mental Health as well as staff affiliated with the Disability Employment Initiative. Others will be accommodated based on availability.

Event Registration

Hotel rooms are available at a rate of $94.00 per night plus tax. This hotel offers a daily cooked to order breakfast as well as evening social. If you require hotel accommodations, please consider staying at this hotel to help sponsoring organization meet room block requirement.

Book your room online or call 1-205-879-7400 Use Group Code: APS

For more information, please contact Byron White:
334-353-7713 | byron.white@mh.alabama.gov

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ASL Coffee Night
Office of Deaf Services, ADMH and Montgomery Chapter, AAD

6:00 - 8:00 PM
Starbucks: 2107 Eastern Blvd, Montgomery 36117

A monthly community event that takes place every first Friday.

All signing levels welcome.

For more information, please contact:
shannon.reese@mh.alabama.gov

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17

Certified Employment Support Professionals Exam
AL-APSE

9:00 AM - 12:00 NOON
AIDT: 1 Technology Court, Montgomery 36116

Alabama & National APSE are partnering to offer the first national certification program for Employment Support professionals!

Job coaches, job developers, transition employment specialists, job placement personnel, and employment specialists/consultants can earn the designation of Certified Employment Support Professionals (CESP) by passing the national CESP examination.
The fee to take the exam is $159.00

WHAT IS CESP?

  • CESP is a national credential for staff who assists people with disabilities with their employment needs.
  • The CESP credential is earned by passing a comprehensive examination based on national standardized competencies, developed via a rigorous process in compliance with the guidelines of the National Commission for Certifying Agencies.
  • CESP is intended as a compliment to program certification and licensing.
  • The CESP is a national, portable individual credential.

Event Flyer
Exam Application
Exam Registration

For more information, please contact Aaron Robbins Wiseman:
301-279-0060 | aaron@APSE.org

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December

5

ASL Coffee Night
Office of Deaf Services, ADMH and Montgomery Chapter, AAD

6:00 - 8:00 PM
Starbucks: 2107 Eastern Blvd, Montgomery 36117

A monthly community event that takes place every first Friday.

All signing levels welcome.

For more information, please contact:
shannon.reese@mh.alabama.gov

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January

2

ASL Coffee Night
Office of Deaf Services, ADMH and Montgomery Chapter, AAD

6:00 - 8:00 PM
Starbucks: 2107 Eastern Blvd, Montgomery 36117

A monthly community event that takes place every first Friday.

All signing levels welcome.

For more information, please contact:
shannon.reese@mh.alabama.gov

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February

6

ASL Coffee Night
Office of Deaf Services, ADMH and Montgomery Chapter, AAD

6:00 - 8:00 PM
Starbucks: 2107 Eastern Blvd, Montgomery 36117

A monthly community event that takes place every first Friday.

All signing levels welcome.

For more information, please contact:
shannon.reese@mh.alabama.gov

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March

5

ASL Coffee Night
Office of Deaf Services, ADMH and Montgomery Chapter, AAD

6:00 - 8:00 PM
Starbucks: 2107 Eastern Blvd, Montgomery 36117

A monthly community event that takes place every first Friday.

All signing levels welcome.

For more information, please contact:
shannon.reese@mh.alabama.gov

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April

3

ASL Coffee Night
Office of Deaf Services, ADMH and Montgomery Chapter, AAD

6:00 - 8:00 PM
Starbucks: 2107 Eastern Blvd, Montgomery 36117

A monthly community event that takes place every first Friday.

All signing levels welcome.

For more information, please contact:
shannon.reese@mh.alabama.gov

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May

1

ASL Coffee Night
Office of Deaf Services, ADMH and Montgomery Chapter, AAD

6:00 - 8:00 PM
Starbucks: 2107 Eastern Blvd, Montgomery 36117

A monthly community event that takes place every first Friday.

All signing levels welcome.

For more information, please contact:
shannon.reese@mh.alabama.gov

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June

5

ASL Coffee Night
Office of Deaf Services, ADMH and Montgomery Chapter, AAD

6:00 - 8:00 PM
Starbucks: 2107 Eastern Blvd, Montgomery 36117

A monthly community event that takes place every first Friday.

All signing levels welcome.

For more information, please contact:
shannon.reese@mh.alabama.gov

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