Save the Date: Michigan Disability Summit.

Thursday, October 12, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Okemos Hotel & Conference Center, 2187 University Park Dr, Okemos, MI

This is a summit open to consumers, families, support staff and professionals to engage in learning opportunities regarding self-determination and community-based living and employment options for people with disabilities.

This summit is presented by Michigan Disability Rights Coalition, Disability Network/Michigan and the Michigan Statewide Independent Living Council.

Michigan-APSE Annual Meeting and Networking Event

Friday, October 20, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Holiday Inn, 2209 University Park Dr., Okemos, MI

Please read the attached brochure for more detailed information and to register.

CESP™ Exam Opportunity

Friday, October 20, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Holiday Inn, 2209 University Park Dr., Okemos, MI

Earn the Designation of Certified Employment Support Professionals (CESP™) by Passing the National CESP™ Examination


  • Job Coaches
  • Job Developers
  • Transition Employment Specialists
  • Job Placement Specialists
  • Employment Specialists/Consultants
  • Employment Managers and/or Directors


  • CESP™ certification is a national credential for Employment Support Professionals who assist people with disabilities in finding and maintaining regular, community-based employment.
  • The CESP™ credential is earned by passing a comprehensive examination based on national standardized competencies.
  • CESP™ certification is a complement to program certification and licensing, demonstrating a level of professionalism has been achieved.
  • The CESP™ certification is a national, portable, individual credential that remains valid for three years.

Please read the attached brochure for more detailed information

Register NOW for the 14th Annual FOCUS - Fall Residential Symposium!

October 26th & 27th, 2017
at the Bavarian Inn & Conference Center in Frankenmuth, Michigan

Clinical Practice | Management | Human Resources

Featuring Peter Leidy: Wellbeing (What Makes Life Worthwhile?)

Join us for a broad array of general and breakout sessions in the general areas of clinical practice, management and human resources. Each session is taught by an expert in their field and each session is designed to be practical and functional to ensure attendees are provided with information that directly translates into utility in their respective work places.

9.0 hours of approved Social Work CE's and MCBAP accepted relating to substance abuse. Pending Nursing Home Administrators.

This training is designed for: Social workers, AFC licensees & administrators, supports coordinators, long term care staff, mental health professionals, residential staff, case managers, nursing home administrators, health care professionals, assisted living providers, clinicians, personal care assistants, human resources professionals...

If you are a helping professional, this Symposium has something for you!

Please read the attached brochure for more detailed information.

For more information on this training or any other FOCUS trainings contact us at:
Toll Free: 1(866) 412-8767
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Employment Training Specialist (ETS) Certification Program

November 6, 7, 8 & 9, 2017
Offered in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Please read the attached brochure for more detailed information

Job Coaching Web Course: NOW ON DEMAND

Due to the volume of demand and numerous requests for immediate training of new hires and new job responsibilities, TRN has modified our Job Coaching course so it can be accessed as needed. Course opens on purchase and lasts 14 days to time of purchase. 18-hour certificate awarded for successful completion. Effective job design, instructional and behavioral support strategies, and the development of natural and co-worker supports.

Principles of Job Design: Steps to take after getting the job, including analysis and task design.

Job Training and Instructional Support: Setting up learning strategies using task analysis, systematic instruction, natural learning and reinforcement, and data collection.

Natural Supports: Learn to develop supports using natural features of the work site, including co-workers.

Social-Behavioral Support: Develop strategies to support workers to interact in socially expected ways to enhance job success.

Users proceed at any time during the course period by interacting with readings and video, along with activities and downloadable forms. Registration is $159 US. Group rates available; 10% discount for single users automatically granted on purchase till July 31.

Register Now!