Iowa Coalition for Integration & Employment logo. 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 and take the most current version!
  • Two asks for you to act on, including support for HCBS funding and the full allocated VR funds

Transcript is accessible by clicking here.

APSE Employment First, Employment for All. The Podcast with microphone.