HCBS Regulations Q&A Heightened Scrutiny

This Q&A provides an overview of the requirements of 2014 federal rules that any setting receiving Medicaid home and community based services (HCBS) funding must have certain community qualities and...


WIOA State Plan Status

Under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), states are required to submit a plan to the US Department of Labor by April 1, 2016. (This date has been extended...


WIOA Plan Review Guide

By David Hoff Institute for Community Inclusion, UMass Boston   Overview The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) was passed by the United States Congress and signed into law by...


Wells Fargo Brings Holiday Cheer to Four Nonprofits Supporting People with Disabilities; Donates $450,000

December 17, 2015. Business Wire SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) announced that it has donated $450,000 to four key nonprofits that help empower people with disabilities to...


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...


Fruits of Employment (FOE): A Farm Manager's Journey Through Disability

This story, written by Cyndi O’Bannon, Fruits of Employment (FOE) Disability Consultant*, illustrates the company’s initiative to employ individuals with autism and other disabilities at competitive agricultural sites. APSE’s HR...


APSE Joins with Other National Disability Groups in Letter to CMS

APSE joined with other national groups in a letter to CMS as a follow-up to meetings where implementation of the Home and Community-Based (HCBS) state transition plans were discussed. Our...


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

By Alison Wohl, APSE Executive Director My name is Allison Wohl and I am the Executive Director of the Association of People Supporting EmploymentFirst (APSE). APSE is the only national...


APSE 14C Information Collection Comments

By Allison Wohl, October 5, 2015 APSE, the Association of People Supporting EmploymentFirst is pleased to provide comments on the proposed revisions to the information collection pertaining to special employment...


APSE Joins Other Leading Organizations for Reform of AbilityOne Program

WASHINGTON, Sept. 15, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Seven leading organizations comprised of Americans with disabilities announced today that they are calling for reform of the AbilityOne Program and set forth seven...


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