APSE believes in Employment First
Real jobs for real pay for all people with disabilities.
Employment First Is
Advocacy & Professional Development Updates
The application is closed until January 2021. Employment support professionals (ESPs) can earn their Certified Employment Support Professional™ (CESP) credential.
Professionals that have demonstrated a sufficient level of knowledge and skill to provide integrated employment services to a variety of populations.
Meet the new APSE National Board of Directors. Pamela Grider-Cross talks about her work on the new APSE Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee, how she made her way into the #EmploymentFirst field, and her love for coloring. Plus, you’ll never guess her secret talent!Read More
Meet the new APSE National Board of Directors. Jan Dougherty chats with Erica Belois-Pacer of National APSE. Jan shares how she’s taken up running during the pandemic, how her role as a parent brought her to #EmploymentFirst, and the importance of mentors.Read More
Meet the new APSE National Board of Directors. Duane Shumate is featured in this episode, as he chats with Erica Belois-Pacer of National APSE! Duane shares what he wanted to be growing up, his secret life as a Trivia MC, why he has a passion for #EmploymentFirst, and about his work in the state of Missouri.Read More
APSE in Your Community
APSE — the Association of People Supporting Employment First
- 3,000+ members and growing national non-profit membership organization
- Chapters in 39 states and the District of Columbia, with members from all 50 states and Puerto Rico, and several foreign countries
- Members include individuals with disabilities, families, disability professionals, and businesses
APSE Established 1988
The only national organization to focus exclusively on inclusive employment and career advancement opportunities for individuals with disabilities.