This discussion centers around the many issues we are facing right now. This podcast is the final APSE Virtual Conference Conversation. Led by APSE Executive Director Jenny Stonemeier, APSE National Board Members grapple with and acknowledge the complicated, uncomfortable circumstances of our time and the work that remains. #EmploymentFirst #RealWorkRealPay
The COVID-19 pandemic is a primary issue but certainly, systemic racism, a contracting economy, disparities in access to services, and a serious Direct Support Professional workforce crisis are realities that the Employment First movement cannot afford to ignore. These realities, rooted in a policy context, set the stage for a holistic conversation about Employment First NOW.
The APSE community must work together. None of us alone have answers, but we recognize the strength in this community. Join us for a final call to action to culminate the #APSE2020 Virtual Conference experience.