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

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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…”

 

 

 

 

 

 

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About National and Chapter Events

Thoughts on the National Conference

When I came into this role as APSE’s Executive Director in January, it was inconceivable to me that we would be putting on the national conference in just six months. While much of the groundwork had been laid and much of the planning done, the road ahead was...

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Legislative News

ABLE Act Update

Photo credit: NDSS The Senate Finance Committee has announced that it had reached a bipartisan agreement to move the ABLE Act, allowing the creation of tax-exempt savings accounts for people with disabilities. Congress is expected to move forward on the bill after it...

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Alert: Senator Harkin Needs Your Help in October!

We need your help in October! On Wednesday, Senator Harkin went onto the Senate floor to ask for a vote for the Disability Treaty. Unfortunately, he was opposed by Senator Mike Lee of Utah, and a vote was not taken. The Senate recesses THIS Friday, and will return...

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US Senate HELP Committee Hearing on Disability and Poverty

On Thursday, September 18th, Senator Harkin held what might be is last disability hearing as a U.S. Senator. The hearing was entitled "Fulfilling the Promise: Overcoming Persistent Barriers to Economic Self-Sufficiency for People with Disabilities" and featured a...

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Alert: The Senate Returns and Needs to Hear From You!

Last week, the House and Senate both returned for a two week work session before the election. We need to urge them to take action on the Disability Treaty (CRPD) before September 23rd or 24th, while the Senate is in session. We are asking for you to let YOUR Senator...

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Kids Speak the Truth: Subminimum Wage

The National Federation of the Blind has released a great video featuring six children providing their opinions on workers with disabilities getting paid subminimum wages. The video is intended to educate the public on the discrimination people with disabilities face...

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Let CMS Know: Employment in the Community is Important!

CMS, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, will soon be issuing guidance regarding how Medicaid funds can be used for employment. It’s very important that CMS hear from you! APSE members and all like-minded advocates need to ask CMS to fully support...

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WIA and Rehabilitation Act Reauthorization: It’s Done!

APSE is pleased to let its members know that President Obama has just signed the Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act, reauthorizing the Workforce Investment Act and Rehabilitation Act through 2020. Please see the attached bill summary – and stay tuned for...

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In 10 Minutes, You Can Make a Difference

APSE Members: Comments are due this Thursday, July 17th regarding the rules for implementing President Obama’s February 2014 Executive Order raising the minimum wage for federal contractors to $10.10 per hour. Due to the advocacy efforts of APSE and other...

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APSE Public Statement on WIA Reauthorization

On Wednesday May 21, 2014, agreement on a bill to reauthorize the Workforce Investment Act (which includes the Rehabilitation Act) was announced by a key group of Democrats and Republican legislators in the Senate and House, led by Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA). This...

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