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Real jobs for real pay for all people with disabilities.

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Are you a business leader looking to hire or recruit employees with disabilities?

APSE offers SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP Recertification Credit for online learning.

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Certified Employment Support Professional™ Credential

Professionals certified as Certified Employment Support Professional™ (CESP)  have demonstrated a sufficient level of knowledge and skill to provide integrated employment services to a variety of populations.

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CESP Certified: Congratulations!

September 15, 2021

The Certified Employment Support Professional™ (CESP) highlights and supports those who have earned and maintained the credential!

The following lists CESPs who successfully earned or recertified their credential in August-September 2021. View the full CESP Directory online.

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October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month.

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month

September 7, 2021

Download the APSE Media Kit which includes images and information. What is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM)? NDEAM is held each October to commemorate the many and varied contributions…

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APSE Conversations: Brittany Edwards-Sharpe with New Mexico

September 3, 2021

Brittany Edwards-Sharpe is on the podcast to talk about what training and support have looked like for employment support professionals in the state of New Mexico! Over the last few years, New Mexico has committed to providing training to professionals and Brittany has supported professionals in New Mexico to be trained through the College of Employment Services and go through training and certification to earn their CESP. Listen in to hear more from this conversation, focused on employment and the professionals working in this field.

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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
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APSE Established 1988

The only national organization to focus exclusively on inclusive employment and career advancement opportunities for individuals with disabilities.