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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CESP™ Certification

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The CESP program is the first and only certification program for employment support professionals. Learn more about the benefits of certification.

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APSE Webinars

APSE offers webinars on a variety of topics throughout the year.

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Are You Ready for WIOA?

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…”

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2017 National Conference - Save the Date!

General Conference: June 20-22, 2017. Pre-Conference: June 19, 2017.  Portland, Oregon

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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...

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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...

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Recent Posts from APSE

Some Kinds of Change Are Very Good: APSE is Rebranding

Put simply, a “brand” is an organization’s public persona. It is everything the public thinks it knows about your organization. This means that any organization that wants to effectively communicate its essence to relevant audiences needs to think carefully about brand identity: how the public perceives all of the components of its brand (name, logo, taglines).

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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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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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Legislative News

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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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,...

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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,...

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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)...

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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...

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