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October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month.

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Download the APSE Media Kit which includes images and information. What is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM)? NDEAM is held each October to commemorate the many and varied contributions…

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APSE Welcomes Summer Interns

APSE welcomes two (paid!) summer interns in 2021, Ellie Kishter and Fermina Lopez! In partnership with Broad Futures and the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD), National APSE staff…

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National APSE 2020 Call for Board of Directors Nominations

National APSE will accept nominations for its 2020-2022 Board of Directors from now until Tuesday, March 10, 2020 (8 p.m. EST, 7 p.m. CST, 6 p.m. MST, 5 p.m. PT)….

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CESP Certification Allows Employment Staff to Showcase Professionalism

Are you looking for ways to assist employment staff with professional development? Or are you already working as an Employment Support Professional, and you would like to strengthen your skillset?…

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Submit USCCR Commentary

On November 15, 2019, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights held a hearing to examine the impact of the subminimum wage and use of 14(c) certificates on people with disabilities….

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Call for State APSE Chapters to Support Competitive, Integrated Employment

National APSE signed a letter addressed to the Acting Assistant Secretary Mark Shultz of the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS). The letter opposes the opening Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)…

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October is National Disability Awareness Month

There are many opportunities for APSE members and state chapters to get involved! APSE will be sharing stories of competitive, integrated employment (CIE) from across the country via social media…

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Call to Phase Out 14(c) and Subminimum Wage by 2022

As the only national, non-profit membership organization dedicated to Employment First – a vision that all people with disabilities have a right to competitive employment in an inclusive workforce –…

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CESP™ Exam Development Updates: Job Analysis

The exam development process for the Certified Employment Support Professional (CESP™) certification is important to understand, as the process ensures that the exam continues to reflect the scope and purpose…

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APSE 2019 Universal Employment Competencies

The APSE National  Professional Development Committee members are pleased to release APSE’s  2019 updated competencies, in response to the changing landscape in the field of supported employment. The original competencies…

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Washington State Looks to End Subminimum Wage

Advocates in Washington State have been working to end Subminimum wage for people with disabilities by helping create and supporting legislation in the 2019 Washington State session.  Representative Noel Frame…

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APSE Welcomes Broad Futures Interns

Please join us in welcoming APSE’s new interns. Christian Souvenir, of Gaithersburg, MD, (left) and Sam Flood, of Ridgewood, NJ, (right). We are thrilled and excited to have their enthusiasm and skill…

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Hearing on Employment First bill in Kentucky

On Tuesday, February 19, 2019, APSE National Board member Katie Wolf-Whaley, and former APSE National Board Member Karen Lee, testified before the KY legislature this morning regarding SB76 – a…

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116th Congress calls for the phasing out of 14(c), advances Competitive Integrated Employment

Welcome to the 2019 legislative season and the 116th Congress! It’s been a wild ride so far. Yet while January got off to a rocky start, being in the midst…

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Seattle High Schoolers Celebration of National Disability Employment Awareness Month Shows a Bright Future

You are never too young to recognize that success and disability are not mutually exclusive. Seattle’s Roosevelt High School used National Disability Employment Month (NDEAM) to drive that point home….

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