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

Media Advisory

Laura Henning

More than any other segment of the population, people with disabilities are more likely to exit the school system without graduating, be unemployed, and live in poverty. Those dedicated to changing this will descend on downtown Philadelphia for the 26th Annual APSE National Conference, June 22-25. The event is the largest gathering of its kind and is expected to draw nearly 800 professionals, government agencies, businesses, community leaders and others to network, learn best practices and discuss state-of-the-art strategies for advancing employment and self-sufficiency for all people with disabilities.

WHAT: The 26th Annual APSE National Conference: Employment First: A Declaration for Independence. The event will feature over 100 sessions and events, including breakout sessions, keynote presentations, an award luncheon honoring the “best of the best” in advancing Employment First practices, and Students for APSE, a special program for transition-aged students.
WHEN: Tues, June 23 – Thurs, June 25; Preconference events on Mon., June 22
WHERE: Sheraton Downtown Philadelphia
201 North 17th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

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About APSE

Founded in 1988, Association of People Supporting EmploymentFirst (APSE) is a growing national non-profit membership organization with an exclusive focus on integrated employment and career advancement opportunities for individuals with disabilities. APSE has chapters in 37 states and the District of Columbia.  Our members come from all 50 states and Puerto Rico, as well as several foreign countries. For more information, visit our website at