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Hillary Clinton Calls for the End to SubMinimum Wage

APSE Applauds Hillary Clinton for Calling for the End to Subminimum Wage and Calls On Other Candidates to Do the Same On Monday, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton became the...


MD APSE Chapter February 10, 2016 Testimony for HB 420 & SB 417

The Maryland APSE Chapter presented testimony on February 10 in Annapolis at the bill hearing for the Equal Employment Act in Maryland in Annapolis (HB420/ SB 41). Maryland APSE strongly supports HB...


Action Alert: National Organizations Release Toolkit to Help Stakeholders Advocate for Strong Implementation of the Home and Community Based Services Settings Rule in Their States

January 25, 2016:  Today the Bazelon Center, together with other disability and aging advocacy groups, issued a toolkit to help advocates push for strong implementation of the new Home and...


HCBS Settings Rules – What You Should Know!

These rules are an important step forward in federal policy, supporting inclusion and integration of people with disabilities in the community. They build on decades of disability policy, including major...


HCBS Settings Advocacy Abridged

Home and community based services (HCBS) provide opportunities for Medicaid participants to receive services in their own home and in the broader community. These programs provide services to a variety...


HCBS Setting Rules Setting Advocacy

The process for states to come into compliance with the new Medicaid home and community based services (HCBS) settings rules is ongoing, and involvement from advocates remains important. The HCBS...


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...


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...


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