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WIOA: What it Means for Employment First

This two-hour webinar provides an update on WIOA implementation and its impact on Employment First. Did you miss this webinar? The recording is now available to purchase. 


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“One of the many reasons that I wanted to join the APSE national team just over a year ago is that I realized that there were a number of distinct and strong movements that were developing that seemed to be converging at a national level.  A perfect storm of opportunity to fully achieve competitive integrated employment was clearly on the horizon…

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Recent Posts from APSE

APSE Announces Board of Directors

APSE National Members Elected 2018-2019 Board Chair, At-Large Board Member and Regional Delegates For Immediate Release Contact: Jeannette O’Connor 202-302-3268 ROCKVILLE, MD – April 25, 2016. APSE (Association of People Supporting Employment...

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APSE Seeking Professional Development Manager

Founded in 1988, APSE has played a critical role in establishing supported employment as a viable service for individuals with significant disabilities who were considered to be unable to become employed in the workforce. Since 1988, APSE has been the only national...

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The CESP™ is going digital!

The Certified Employment Support Professional certification exam will be transitioning to computer-based testing in July/August 2018. All examinations will be scheduled and taken in person at an approved testing center location over a one-week period of time....

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LinkedIn 101: Using LinkedIn to Land a Great Job

LinkedIn’s goal is to provide economic opportunity for the global workforce. We do this by continually working to make LinkedIn a more inclusive platform for people to use. That includes making it possible for individuals with disabilities to access the LinkedIn sites...

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Legislative News

ASPE and CPSD oppose Medicaid work requirements:

The majority of non-elderly, adult Medicaid recipients are already either working or are caregivers for family members. Medicaid work requirements are a thinly-veiled attempt to reduce the number of people on Medicaid! STATEMENT ON WORK REQUIREMENTS The Collaboration...

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DOL Releases WIOA Final Regulations

June 30, 2016 The U.S. Departments of Labor and Education released the final regulations to implement the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). Click here to access the rules through the DOL website. APSE will review and analyze the regulations and release...

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