2016 Regional Institute

The 2016 Regional Institute -“From Workshops to Workplaces: Achieving the Goal of Employment First” will be held from November 1-2 (with a CESP exam and opening reception on October 31st) in Sacramento, CA.

 

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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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Executive Director Blog

“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…”

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Perfect Storm of Opportunity

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About National and Chapter Events


Summer, APSE, and Cincinnati…A Great Combination

by Susan Rinne, APSE Board President Summer time has always been a time for me to look forward to being with old friends, making new ones, and making a list of all the things I have learned and want to put into practice….Summer means the APSE Conference.  For over 25... read more

Hillary Clinton Calls for the End to SubMinimum Wage

APSE Applauds Hillary Clinton for Calling for the End to Subminimum Wage and Calls On Other Candidates to Do the Same On Monday, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton became the first presidential candidate to support ending the subminimum wage for people with... read more

Recent Posts from APSE


The Perfect Storm of Opportunity

by Allison Wohl, APSE Executive Director

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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Action Alert: National Organizations Release Toolkit to Help Stakeholders Advocate for Strong Implementation of the Home and Community Based Services Settings Rule in Their States

January 25, 2016:  Today the Bazelon Center, together with other disability and aging advocacy groups, issued a toolkit to help advocates push for strong implementation of the new Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Settings Rules in their states.  The new HCBS... read more

HCBS Settings Advocacy Abridged

Home and community based services (HCBS) provide opportunities for Medicaid participants to receive services in their own home and in the broader community. These programs provide services to a variety of populations, including people with mental illnesses,... read more

HCBS Setting Rules Setting Advocacy

The process for states to come into compliance with the new Medicaid home and community based services (HCBS) settings rules is ongoing, and involvement from advocates remains important. The HCBS rules require all HCBS settings (residential and non-residential)... read more

WIOA State Plan Status

Under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), states are required to submit a plan to the US Department of Labor by April 1, 2016. (This date has been extended from the original due date of March 3, 2016.) Each state is required to issue a draft plan for... read more

WIOA Plan Review Guide

By David Hoff Institute for Community Inclusion, UMass Boston   Overview The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) was passed by the United States Congress and signed into law by President Obama in July 2014. WIOA is the legislation that authorizes six... read more

Legislative News


HCBS Settings Rules – What You Should Know!

These rules are an important step forward in federal policy, supporting inclusion and integration of people with disabilities in the community. They build on decades of disability policy, including major federal legislation such as the Americans with Disabilities Act,... read more

HCBS Settings Advocacy Abridged

Home and community based services (HCBS) provide opportunities for Medicaid participants to receive services in their own home and in the broader community. These programs provide services to a variety of populations, including people with mental illnesses,... read more

HCBS Setting Rules Setting Advocacy

The process for states to come into compliance with the new Medicaid home and community based services (HCBS) settings rules is ongoing, and involvement from advocates remains important. The HCBS rules require all HCBS settings (residential and non-residential)... read more

HCBS Regulations Q&A Heightened Scrutiny

This Q&A provides an overview of the requirements of 2014 federal rules that any setting receiving Medicaid home and community based services (HCBS) funding must have certain community qualities and not be institutional in nature. It also covers when a setting... read more

WIOA State Plan Status

Under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), states are required to submit a plan to the US Department of Labor by April 1, 2016. (This date has been extended from the original due date of March 3, 2016.) Each state is required to issue a draft plan for... read more

WIOA Plan Review Guide

By David Hoff Institute for Community Inclusion, UMass Boston   Overview The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) was passed by the United States Congress and signed into law by President Obama in July 2014. WIOA is the legislation that authorizes six... read more

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