APSE believes in Employment First.
Real jobs for real pay for all people with disabilities.
Employment First Is
Advocacy & Professional Development Updates
Policy work & advocacy opportunities, including:
The U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) is hosting a national online dialogue until June 14th to gather perspectives on Section 14(c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Input from people with disabilities, families, employment providers and employers is critical.
CESP™ Eligibility application opens Dec 30 for Feb 2020 testing. Deadline Jan 27.
The Employment Support Professional Certification Council (ESPCC) is looking for individuals who are interested in participating with the ESPCC through either serving on a committee or helping with examination development. More here.
Recertification committee seeks input about a pre-approval process for continuing education (CE) credits. Survey here.
Find a practice test from the Professional Development committee here.
Need more resources or have questions about the certification? You can find answers on the FAQ page here.
Diverse learning experiences, including:
From Workshops to Workplaces: Achieving the Goals of Employment First
Many service provider agencies want to change their business model but aren’t sure how to do it. This comprehensive eLearning course provides the best tips and strategies from experts in the field for transformation from a congregate service delivery model to integrated and community-based employment services …
National APSE signed a letter addressed to the Acting Assistant Secretary Mark Shultz of the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS). The letter opposes the opening Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)…Read More
National APSE Director of Policy and Advocacy Invited to Testify before the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights
National APSE Director of Policy and Advocacy Invited to Testify before the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights about 14(c) and Subminimum Wage for People with Disabilities On November 15, 2019,…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.