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Columbus selected as 2023 National APSE Conference City!

It’s official! APSE will be in Columbus, Ohio for the 2023 National APSE Conference! The Association of People Supporting Employment First (APSE) will host its National in-person conference June 12-15,…

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October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month

What is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM)? NDEAM is held each October to commemorate the extensive contributions of people with disabilities to America’s workplaces and economy. APSE Chapters and…

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APSE Thanks Our Winter 2022 Intern, Molly!

In partnership with Broad Futures, the National APSE staff wants to say thank you to our Winter 2022 Intern, Molly McGovern! While interning at APSE, Molly has designed graphics that support communications around programming and news at APSE.

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APSE Conversations: Chanel (WA)

Listen in to this podcast between National APSE’s Erica Belois-Pacer and Chanel Keenan, the Intersectionality Consultant for the Seattle Kraken who assists the Seattle Kraken & partnering groups on all things related to disability. From assisting fans with disabilities, employee experiences, and how they can better improve it each season. Pursuing the goal of creating a flourishing and diverse hockey community, from the youth level all the way to our Pro’s.

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APSE Conversations: Chrissy (NJ)

Listen in to this podcast between National APSE’s Erica Belois-Pacer and New Jersey Business & Industry Association Chief Government Affairs Officer Chrissy Buteas as they talk about her background in health care and legislative initiatives, plus the workforce shortage and how policymakers are listening to stories told by the people.

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APSE Conversations: Suad (CA)

Meet Suad Bisogno, Vice President of California APSE (Cal APSE). Suad is the Executive Director of an organization providing employment, and other supports to people with disabilities. In this podcast episode, Suad talks with National APSE’s Kari Tietjen about Cal APSE’s efforts in supporting the 5-year elimination of 14(C) or sub-minimum wage for people with disabilities. Cal APSE has organized to be an efficient chapter, hear how tools like Slack have supported the chapter to be responsive to legislative advocacy, HCBS changes, and Employment First in the state of California!

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APSE Conversations: Christine (GA)

Meet Christine Gudgin, President of Georgia APSE and employment support professional with Briggs & Associates. She talks with National APSE’s Erica Belois-Pacer and Kari Tietjen about how she started in…

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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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