This update is with Julie Christensen, APSE's Director of Policy and Advocacy with National APSE. Julie spoke virtually on August 20th, 2020 with the Iowa Coalition for Integration & Employment (ICIE), a group of stakeholders in Iowa focused on competitive, integrated employment.
Julie provides a realistic update about what is happening at the Federal Level, including:
- The upcoming election and its impact on COVID relief
- Background about the COVID relief packages and disability community needs
- Details about the APSE COVID survey (results posted here). You can find at www.apse.org/covidsurvey and take the most current version!
- Two asks for you to act on, including support for HCBS funding and the full allocated VR funds