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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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Some Say “Employer,” Others Say “Congregate Employment Setting”

Be aware of the details on Trump team’s potential changes to rules on jobs for individuals with disabilities.

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It’s time to #ExpandABLE

Contact your member of Congress or U.S. Senators TODAY and ask them to cosponsor the ABLE Adjustment Act! #ExpandABLE Join APSE in supporting passage of important legislation designed to expand…

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CESP Growth: Feature on Minnesota

In the world of supported employment, the need for effectively trained, professional direct support staff – often referred to as job coaches, employment specialists and career counselors – has never…

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APSE’s Letter of Support for the Introduction of the Disability Employment Incentive Act of 2018

On behalf of the Association of People Supporting Employment First (APSE), I write in support of your introduction of the Disability Employment Incentive Act of 2018. We commend you for your leadership in championing disability employment in the Senate.

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Statement Regarding the Department of Education’s Notice to Revise the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Regulations

The Collaboration to Promote Self Determination (CPSD), the Association of People Supporting Employment First (APSE), and the National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) are dedicated to the full inclusion, independence and…

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If you love the Americans with Disabilities Act, it’s time to call your representative!

It’s Valentine’s Day, which is a day to celebrate the things and people we keep close to our heart. With a bill to amend the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)…

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A Statement from APSE on the Proposed ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017

A Statement from APSE on the Proposed ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017 If passed the act would chip away at the rights of American with disabilities. APSE stands…

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Get Your Game Face On: APSE Offers the Tools to Expand Your Advocacy Strategy

APSE believes that it’s important to make your voice heard –that effective advocacy goes beyond just finding your voice.

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House GOP Passes Bill to Gut ACA, APSE is Taking the Fight to the Senate

Now is the time to get ready. Now is the time to become active in the advocacy efforts. Now is the time to prepare for the work we will need to do to stop this bill in the Senate.

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I’m Just a Bill…Effective Legislative Advocacy Starts with the Basics

Do you still remember how a bill becomes law?

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