Community Stories

Microphone with APSE logo. The podcast.

MN APSE Podcast: If You Believe It You Can Achieve It

Listen in to the MN APSE podcast episode!

Long-time APSE contributor and one of the pillars of customized employment in the state, Bob Niemiec joins host Chris Davies to talk about the early days of supported employment, the birth of MN APSE and what’s left to be done today.

'More
Microphone with APSE logo. The podcast.

APSE Conversations: Jim Warne, #2021APSE Keynote Speaker

Listen in to hear from one of the #2021APSE Virtual Conference keynote speakers, Jim Warne! Jim gives a preview of what he’ll be talking about during the 2021 Virtual Conference keynote. Listen to get to know Jim and his background. Join June 14th-18th for the Virtual Conference! www.apse.org/virtual-conference

'More
APSE logo. Employment First, Employment for All.

April Policy Updates

For a change of pace, let’s start with some good news! Congratulations to Washington State as SB5284, a bill to eliminate subminimum wage for people with disabilities, was signed into…

'More
Microphone with APSE logo. The podcast.

APSE Conversations: Hasan Davis, #2021APSE Keynote Speaker

Listen in to hear from one of the #2021APSE Virtual Conference keynote speakers, Hasan Davis, J.D.! In conversation with National APSE’s Erica Belois-Pacer, they dive into why #EmploymentFirst needs to…

'More
Microphone with APSE logo. The podcast.

MN APSE Podcast: If You Believe It You Can Achieve It

Two MN APSE board members come together for this next conversation. Host Chris Davies is joined by Ajani Lewis-McGhee, Corporate Associate for Allianz. Chris and Ajani discuss inclusion efforts with…

'More
APSE logo. Employment First, Employment for All.

March Policy Updates

Did you know that National APSE provides support to members who are engaged in state-level policy and advocacy work? Here’s a great recent example. Check out this short video for a summary of things we are tracking!

'More
Microphone with APSE logo. The podcast.

MN APSE Podcast: If You Believe It You Can Achieve It

Host Chris Davies talking with Alli Strong-Martin, Business Development Assistant at Lifeworks Services Inc.. Davies & Strong-Martin discuss the evolving theoretical ‘models’ of how society thinks about disability and how those models have impacted job opportunities for people with disabilities over time.

'More
Microphone with APSE logo. The podcast.

MN APSE Podcast: With the Arc Minnesota’s Public Policy Director

MN APSE’s video podcast will feature stories from people involved in the disability employment community in the state. This episode was released in November 2020, with host Chris Davies is…

'More
“Sara is an essential worker for the School District because the students must be fed a nutritious meal. This even applies if the school has closed.”

Sara (Missouri) – NDEAM2020

Meet Sara (Missouri)! “Sara is an essential worker for the School District because the students must be fed a nutritious meal. This even applies if the school has closed.” Download…

'More

Ulises (Florida) – NDEAM2020

Meet Ulises (Florida)! “Ulises is part of a very vital component of the hospital and he does an exceedingly good job.” Download the PDF ULISES’ STORY: Ulises is a tech…

'More
“Aaron’s demeanor has changed as well. He seems to be thriving in this new environment, doing meaningful work. He has a swagger when he walks and is smiling and talking more than I’ve ever witnessed.”

Aaron (Ohio) – NDEAM2020

Meet Aaron (Ohio)! “Aaron’s demeanor has changed as well. He seems to be thriving in this new environment, doing meaningful work. He has a swagger when he walks and is…

'More
“Despite the scary and worrisome nature of the COVID-19 virus, Roberto has maintained his extremely friendly and caring nature with his coworkers and the residents of the center, making his workplace feel like a safe and positive home environment.” Click to read Roberto’s story!

Roberto (Florida) – NDEAM2020

Meet Roberto (Florida)! “Despite the scary and worrisome nature of the COVID-19 virus, Roberto has maintained his extremely friendly and caring nature with his coworkers and the residents of the…

'More
“Kenneth has thrived in this position, even more so during this pandemic because having this job shows him that he truly matters. His job has brought him new life, and a greater sense of significance.” Click to read Kenneth’s story!

Kenneth (California) – NDEAM2020

Meet Kenneth (California)! “Kenneth has thrived in this position, even more so during this pandemic because having this job shows him that he truly matters. His job has brought him…

'More
“Berani is extremely happy to be bringing home a respectable paycheck and have many benefits from her employer.” Click to read Berani’s story!

Berani (Florida) – NDEAM2020

Meet Berani (Florida)! “Berani is extremely happy to be bringing home a respectable paycheck and have many benefits from her employer.” Download the PDF BERANI’S STORY: Berani is employed by…

'More
“Tommy’s position is considered essential, as part of his job is to clear the hallways of equipment, mattresses, stretchers, and beds… during the initial surge his work was vital to the safety of patients and UPMC employees.” Click to read Tommy’s story!

Tommy (Pennsylvania) – NDEAM2020

Meet Tommy (Pennsylvania!) “Tommy’s position is considered essential, as part of his job is to clear the hallways of equipment, mattresses, stretchers, and beds… during the initial surge his work…

'More

Blog Archive

Archives

Categories