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2015 Regional Institute: From Workshops to Workplaces

November 17 and 18 2015: The two-day program is designed to help disability services providers transition to a supported employment business model with the goal of serving their clients in competitive, integrated jobs in their communities.

For more information & the overall schedule of events-click here!

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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. Learn more.

Save the Date! 2016 National APSE Conference

The 2016 National APSE Conference will be in Cincinnati OH!

June 21st-23rd 2016
Hilton-Cincinnati Netherland Plaza

June 20th 2016-Preconference

APSE’s ED Talks Shop

Hear Allison Wohl, APSE’s ED talk Employment First, APSE, the APSE National Conference and more in this podcast with Cary Griffin of Griffin-Hammis Associates.

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Upcoming National and Chapter Events


Change is Hard

Our world is going through so many changes so quickly that it sometimes seems impossible to keep pace. In the past five years, we have seen radical changes in our service system: WIOA’s sweeping attempts to focus on competitive, integrated employment for people with... read more

Thoughts on the National Conference

When I came into this role as APSE’s Executive Director in January, it was inconceivable to me that we would be putting on the national conference in just six months. While much of the groundwork had been laid and much of the planning done, the road ahead was... read more

Recent Posts from APSE


Change is Hard

Our world is going through so many changes so quickly that it sometimes seems impossible to keep pace. In the past five years, we have seen radical changes in our service system: WIOA’s sweeping attempts to focus on competitive, integrated employment for people with... read more

Legislative News


National HSBC Rule Letter: Joining In Support

APSE joins with ANCOR and other national disability groups to convey our support for the goals of the final Home and Community Based Settings (HCBS) rule issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in January 2014. Read and/or download the letter... read more

ABLE Letter to Senator Burr State Residency Amendment

APSE signed on with other national disability groups to an amendment that would have allowed ABLE account holders to open an account in any state (as with traditional 529 plans), rather than the state in which the designated beneficiary resides. The amendment was... read more

APSE Applauds Introduction of TIME Act of 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   APSE Applauds Introduction of Transitioning to Integrated and Meaningful Employment (TIME) Act of 2015   Rockville, Maryland (January 9, 2015): APSE applauds Mr. Harper’s leadership in introducing the Transitioning to Integrated... read more

What the election means for Employment First

The 2014 Midterm Elections are over and APSE would like to provide our members, and others in the disability advocacy community, with information about the results and the importance of building new partnerships with newly elected legislators! The nationwide voter... read more