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APSE Supports the Transformation to Competitive Integrated Employment Act
Call Congress to let them know that we support competitive integrated employment for people with disabilities!
If your Member of Congress is a member of the House Education & Labor Committee, please call and thank them (and make sure they are a co-sponsor of the bill!). A list of committee members can be found by clicking here.
Advocacy in Action: Steps for State Advocacy
Share your stories about the impact of COVID-19 in your local community.
In particular, we want to tell:
- Stories of people with disabilities who are working in essential jobs during the crisis, and the ways employment supports help to keep them safe and successful during the crisis.
- Stories of people with disabilities who have been unable to keep jobs during the pandemic, and why.
- Stories of how the disability provider system has adapted in real-time to ensure continued delivery of services (and the challenges faced).
This podcast is a recording of the APSE NDEAM event from Thursday, October 14th. Listen in to hear from Julie Christensen, APSE’s Executive Director and Director of Policy & Advocacy, plus John Butterworth (ICI UMass Boston) and Brian Shepley with Source America. Talking all things disability employment, what COVID-19’s impact has been on the job market, and how providers of employment supports are adjusting as we look forward.Read More