APSE Interim Executive Director Announced

We are pleased to announce that Julie Christensen, MSW, PhD has been appointed the APSE Interim Executive Director. Julie is most recently the Director of Policy & Advocacy for APSE,…

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APSE Podcast: COVID-19 Survey Updates

Kick-off National Disability Employment Awareness Month #NDEAM with an APSE Policy Update! Julie Christensen presented virtually on October 1st, 2020. During the last three months, APSE has convened two national…

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Katie (Kentucky) – NDEAM2020

Meet Katie (Kentucky)! “Katie could have easily been temporarily let go during COVID. Her supervisors saw her as an essential part of the team, so she’s continued to work during…


USCCR Releases Report on Subminimum Wage

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights released a report, ​Subminimum Wages: Impacts on the Civil Rights of People with Disabilities. This report is the culmination of a year-long process of examining…


MN APSE Podcast: If you believe it, you can achieve it

This podcast is the first production from MN APSE, the Minnesota state chapter of APSE. Link to YouTube: MN APSE’s video podcast will feature stories from people involved in the…


APSE Podcast: A Federal Update

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…


APSE Awards the Employer Award

The Association of People Supporting Employment First (APSE) awarded the APSE Employer Award during the #APSE2020 Virtual Conference on June 25, 2020. APSE and its members emphasize the importance of…


APSE Awards the Torch Award

Employment First has a long history and when we examine that history we see the distinct and incredible stories of individuals with disabilities, their families, their allies, and the remarkable…


A Statement of Solidarity

APSE has always supported, and always will support, equal rights and fair treatment for everyone, both in the workplace and in the community. As our community has demonstrated time and…


APSE Conversations: Jenny and Kelly

In this APSE conversation, Executive Director Jenny Stonemeier talks with Kelly Nye-Lengerman, APSE National Board member and researcher in the area of effective practices for employment support professionals. Jenny and…


Announcing the Winners of National APSE Board of Directors Election

Join Us in Welcoming The Newly Elected & Re-elected 2020 National APSE Board of Directors We want to thank everyone that took the time to run for the 2020 National…


Recertification by CE Credits Updates

Reviews of Applications: Beginning April 15, 2020, the recertification review process will allow each applicant two (2) reviews of your application. If after two reviews the application does not meet the…


APSE Conversations: Jenny and Maya

In APSE’s first podcast conversation, Executive Director Jenny Stonemeier talks with Maya Cox, APSE National Board member and Consultant with Public Consulting Group, Inc. Together, they talk about creating meaningful…


Action Alert: Tell Congress #WhatWeNeed in Package #4

It is a critical time for advocacy for the needs of people with disabilities and the service system that supports them. For more information, check out this BRIEF video: Tell…


Action Alert: Tell Congress to Increase HCBS Funding

COVID-19: What Was Included in Package #3? Thank you for your advocacy in support of the COVID-19 Stimulus Package #3, which was signed into law late last week! This was a…


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