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Taylor (Mississippi) – NDEAM2020

Meet Taylor (Mississippi)! “My advice is to keep looking as the holidays are coming and many places are offering limited seasonal positions that can lead to being hired full-time. Keep…

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Fred (New York) – NDEAM2020

Meet Fred (New York)! When asked why he chose to work through the pandemic versus staying at home and receiving pay, Fred’s response was, “This is what I was hired…

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Meet Keshod (Missouri)! " "The job I do is very important to the hospital. My team members count on me to be at work and do the best I can do.” Click to read Keshod’s story!

Keshod (Missouri) – NDEAM2020

Meet Keshod (Missouri)! “The job I do is very important to the hospital. My team members count on me to be at work and do the best I can do.”…

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APSE Podcast: NDEAM Employment Panel

Join for a National Disability Employment Awareness Month #NDEAM event with APSE! This was presented virtually on October 6th, 2020. Hear from four individuals working across the country, led in…

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Oscar (Maryland) – NDEAM2020

Meet Oscar (Maryland)! “People with disabilities want to work harder and earn a paycheck. We focus on what the supervisor says, are loyal to the company, and help customers.” Download…

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Matt (Iowa) – NDEAM2020

Meet Matt (Iowa)! “While many people chose not to work during the pandemic, Matt and many other individuals with disabilities chose to continue working to ensure that the needs of…

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APSE Podcast: COVID-19 Survey Updates

Kick-off National Disability Employment Awareness Month #NDEAM with an APSE Policy Update! Julie Christensen presented virtually on October 1st, 2020. During the last three months, APSE has convened two national…

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Eddy (Florida) – NDEAM2020

Meet Eddy (Florida)! “I believe that people with disabilities have equally served as a vital component of the workforce and economy throughout the pandemic.” Download the PDF EDDY’S STORY: Eddy…

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Katie (Kentucky) – NDEAM2020

Meet Katie (Kentucky)! “Katie could have easily been temporarily let go during COVID. Her supervisors saw her as an essential part of the team, so she’s continued to work during…

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USCCR Releases Report on Subminimum Wage

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights released a report, ​Subminimum Wages: Impacts on the Civil Rights of People with Disabilities. This report is the culmination of a year-long process of examining…

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MN APSE Podcast: With Co-Director of PACER’s Parent Center on Transition and Employment

This podcast is a production of MN APSE, the Minnesota state chapter of APSE. Link to YouTube: www.apse.org/mn-podcast-09-20 MN APSE’s video podcast will feature stories from people involved in the…

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MN APSE Podcast: If you believe it, you can achieve it

This podcast is the first production from MN APSE, the Minnesota state chapter of APSE. Link to YouTube: www.apse.org/mn-march-podcast MN APSE’s video podcast will feature stories from people involved in the…

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APSE Podcast: A Federal Update

This update is with Julie Christensen, APSE’s Director of Policy and Advocacy with National APSE. Julie spoke virtually on August 20th, 2020 with the Iowa Coalition for Integration & Employment…

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APSE Conversations: Intersectionality, Disruptive Movements, and the Ongoing Fight for Civil Rights

This discussion centers around the many issues we are facing right now. This podcast is the final APSE Virtual Conference Conversation. Led by APSE Executive Director Jenny Stonemeier, APSE National…

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National #HCBS Call-In Day (8/4/20)

Contact your Senators Today! Tell Your Senators that #WhatWeNeed in the Next COVID-19 Relief Package in #HCBS Funding! Join us for a call-in day on Tuesday August 4 to push for the…

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