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Angela (Ohio) – NDEAM2021

Meet Angela Pinson, with Buckeye Community Services in Ohio! She’s a Certified Employment Support Professional™ and works directly with people with disabilities. Listen to a podcast with Angela and National APSE’s Kari Tietjen.

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Nicholas (Ohio) – NDEAM2021

Meet Nicholas (Ohio)! “I am grateful to be going to work this morning. I enjoy going to work and I am always in uniform.” Nicholas is a receiving clerk, responsible…

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

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Self-advocate Riss Leitzke joins host Chris Davies to talk about their experience overcoming dual-sensory loss and landing a dream job at Wilderness Inquiry. The podcast is interpreted in ASL by Emily Engel.

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

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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.

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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

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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!

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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.

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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…

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“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…

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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…

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“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…

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“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…

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