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EPI Program Director Named to ASPE Board

posted on Friday, July 27, 2012

Waterloo, IA - Nicole Rand, EPI program director, has been appointed to the Iowa ASPE board of directors.

Iowa APSE (Association for Persons in Supported Employment) is an organization which supports employment professionals, supported employees, family members, employers, rehabilitation counselors, advocates and others with an interest in employment for persons with disabilities. 

“Nicole’s passion for ensuring all persons have opportunities for employment makes her a valuable member of the ASPE board as the State of Iowa pursues various incentive programs making work available for people with disabilities,” says Susan Seehase, EPI’s Services Director.

The Iowa APSE Chapter was formed to improve and expand integrated employment services and outcomes through supported employment for persons with disabilities. Members of the Iowa APSE board are committed to Supported Employment (SE) and the impact it has on improving the quality of life of anyone associated with SE programs.

EPI, founded in 1957 in Waterloo, Iowa, as Exceptional Persons, Inc. is a private, non-profit organization created as a catalyst for community based services for people with developmental and other related disabilities. Today’s EPI fosters the active community participation of people with disabilities through residential and transportation services, day activity centers, community living, as well as works to expand child care options and to improve the quality of child care available for families in Northeast Iowa. EPI serves over 5,500 children, adults, and families in Northeast Iowa a year and employs more than 400 dedicated individuals.