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“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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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...

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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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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...

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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...

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Legislative News

ALERT: Continuation of Services During HCBS Rule Implementation

State Officials, Providers, and Disability and Aging Groups Issue Joint Statement Praising CMS' Clarification About Continuity of Services During Implementation of its Home and Community Based Services Rule January 15, 2015:  Today APSE and other disability and aging...

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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 and...

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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...

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Employment Resources for Veterans with Disabilities

Today, we would like to thank all past, present, and future servicemen and women for their service to our country. In recognition of Veterans Day, APSE would like to provide some resources available for Veterans looking for employment opportunities. As you know, the...

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Happy NDEAM from Iowa APSE!

Iowa APSE's Legislative Efforts! Happy National Disability Employment Awareness Month from Iowa APSE! Iowa APSE continues to be a leader in Iowa’s Employment 1st initiative and recently wrapped up our Annual Conference highlighting national experts in disability...

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Finding Your Legislators on Twitter!

Did you know your legislators use social media too? There are many different communication strategies that you can use as an APSE leader. Choosing the most effective strategy or strategies will be important as you pursue your advocacy work.  Electronic communications...

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Employment First Policy approved by the MN Olmstead Sub-Cabinet

Press Release: Employment First Policy approved by the MN Olmstead Sub-Cabinet It is with great pleasure that MN APSE announces the approval of an Employment First Policy by the MN Olmstead Sub-Cabinet on September 29, 2014.  The approval of this policy is culmination...

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