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APSE's Message is Clear: Proposed Medicaid Cuts Would Be Catastrophic for Americans with Disabilities and Agencies that Serve Them

After months of draft proposals, Congressional Republican leaders have made their move on repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

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APSE Offers a New Tool for Transformation

APSE has heard your call for cost-effective, reliable resources. That’s why we developed our new, comprehensive eLearning course, From Workshops to Workplaces: Achieving the Goals of Employment First.

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The Affordable Care Act: Where Are We?

How Does the Affordable Care Act Benefit Americans with Disabilities?

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Strong Leadership for Uncertain Times: APSE Is Ready for 2017

Uncertainty is a dominant theme as we begin 2017. Whatever difficulties confront the integrated employment community, one thing will remain steadfast throughout 2017 and beyond…

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Reflecting on 2016 and Looking Ahead to 2017

As we prepare to close the book on 2016, I think we can we all agree that it has been a year of big changes.

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3 Ways eLearning Serves People with Disabilities

At APSE, we are always on the lookout for tools to help make comprehensive employment easier both for employers and for employees. One tool that is especially beneficial for people in both worlds is eLearning.

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The Results Are In! You’ve Spoken. We’re Listening.

Since you took the time to share such useful information with us, we wanted to let you know what we are doing with it and how your opinion will shape the APSE of the future. There is so much that we could say, but what follows is more of a snapshot.

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Awareness is Good, Action is Better: APSE’s Approach to National Disability Employment Awareness Month

While we certainly want to raise awareness and celebrate the strides we’ve made on the Employment First front, we also think it’s important to keep things in perspective.

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Some Kinds of Change Are Very Good: APSE is Rebranding

Put simply, a “brand” is an organization’s public persona. It is everything the public thinks it knows about your organization. This means that any organization that wants to effectively communicate its essence to relevant audiences needs to think carefully about brand identity: how the public perceives all of the components of its brand (name, logo, taglines).

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Summer, APSE, and Cincinnati…A Great Combination

by Susan Rinne, APSE Board President Summer time has always been a time for me to look forward to being with old friends, making new ones, and making a list…

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APSE’s Public Testimony to the Advisory Committee in Increasing Competitive Integrated Employment for Individuals with Disabilities (ACICIEID)

My name is Allison Wohl and I am the Executive Director of the Association of People Supporting Employment First (APSE). We are a national membership association of over 3,200 members…

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The Perfect Storm of Opportunity

by Allison Wohl, APSE Executive Director

One of the many reasons that I wanted to join the APSE national team just over a year ago is that I realized that there were a number of distinct and strong movements that were developing that seemed to be converging at a national level. A perfect storm of opportunity to fully achieve competitive integrated employment was clearly on the horizon.

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The Tide is Turning

by Allison Wohl, APSE Executive Director

“Progress,” Secretary of Labor Tom Perez is fond of saying, “does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability.” This is certainly true when we talk about employment for Americans with disabilities. It would seem to be inevitable that in 2015, with so many movements demanding economic equality and social inclusion for groups that have been left out of the mainstream, people with disabilities would be part of that tide lifting all boats. But why has it taken so long to get to this point, when the outcome data and government dollars for supported employment were available 20 years ago?

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Change is Hard

Our world is going through so many changes so quickly that it sometimes seems impossible to keep pace. In the past five years, we have seen radical changes in our…

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Thoughts on the National Conference

When I came into this role as APSE’s Executive Director in January, it was inconceivable to me that we would be putting on the national conference in just six months….

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