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APSE is the only national organization with an exclusive focus on integrated employment and career advancement opportunities for people with disabilities. As a nonprofit membership organization, APSE provides professional development opportunities, legislative advocacy, and the only national certification program for employment support professionals.

APSE supports Employment First in that employment in the general workforce is the first and preferred outcome in the provision of publicly funded services for all working age citizens with disabilities, regardless of level of disability.

If you are a member of the media, please contact:

Allison Wohl
Executive Director
301.279.0060 (main line)

APSE “In the News”

February 12, 2016 – Washington Post – “Disabled People are Allowed to Work for Pennies Per Hour – But Maybe Not for Much Longer”
APSE Executive Director Allison Wohl was interviewed “…The providers that want to maintain the status quo are fighting particularly hard right now, because they’re trying to defend a dying industry, but the tide has really turned in the last two years on this issue,” says Allison Wohl, director of the Association for People Supporting Employment First.
Read the Full Article.

February 4, 2016 – The Minneapolis Star Tribune – “Minnesota Man’s Fight for a Promotion Spurs Disability Rights Debate, Galvanizes Co-Workers”
The series continues to focus on the issues that APSE promotes: Employment First as the primary services option in any publicly-funded system….“There is no incentive … to find the client a real job in the community,” said Allison Wohl, executive director of APSE, a national organization that promotes integrated employment…” Read the full article.

December 17, 2015 – Business Wire
Wells Fargo Brings Holiday Cheer to Four Nonprofits Supporting People with Disabilities; Donates $450,000

April 24, 2015 – Podcast Interview with Griffin-Hammis Associates 
APSE ED, Allison Wohl, podcast interview with Cary Griffin of Griffin-Hammis Associates.

March 31, 2015 – Warwick Beacon

Emily Shows Legislators Benefit of Integrated Employment Programs

Current Press Releases and Media Advisories

May 18, 2016 – Press Release  
2016 APSE National Conference

April 25, 2016 – Press Release  
APSE Elects 2016-2017 Board 

April 20, 2016 – Press Release  
APSE National Conference Announces Keynote Speakers

December 7, 2015 – Media Advisory  
Cincinnati to Host 27th Annual APSE National Conference

October 19, 2015 – Press Release
APSE Announces Inaugural Regional Institute Detroit Event

April 16, 2015 – Press Release

Philadelphia to Host APSE National Conference Focused on Employment and Self-Sufficiency for People with Disabilities

April 1, 2015 – Press Release
APSE National Elects it 2015-16 Board of Directors

Please contact Allison Wohl for media kits, copies of articles and Employment First resource materials.