People with all types of disabilities are employed, pursuing careers and building assets just like people without disabilities.
Through advocacy and education, APSE advances employment and self-sufficiency for all people with disabilities.
To change expectations and achieve outcomes, APSE must:
1.) Champion the EmploymentFirst principle that employment and careers be the expected and preferred outcomes of all publicly funded services for those with disabilities.
2.) Change philosophies, policies, practices and funding to advance employment, career development and economic advancement for people with disabilities.
1.) Promote attitudes and beliefs that fully include and support people with disabilities to be part of the economic and social mainstream, to achieve careers and lifestyles like anyone else.
2.) Empower individuals with disabilities to fully recognize their abilities.
3.) Raise awareness within the business community as to the benefits of hiring individuals with disabilities.