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Action Alert: House Introduces Bill to Phase Out 14(c)

APSE Supports the Transformation to Competitive Integrated Employment Act – Call Congress to let them know that we support competitive integrated employment for people with disabilities!

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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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ACRE, APSE, and CESP: Competency and State Guidelines

Watch this 90-minute presentation and discussion about ACRE, APSE, and CESP on March 11, 2021. Find details about what each organization offers, and how competency-based requirements can have a potential impact.

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APSE Podcast: COVID-19 Survey Updates

Listen in to the Iowa Coalition for Integrated Employment, where APSE Interim Executive Director and Director of Policy and Advocacy Julie Christensen provides updates about employment, the impact of COVID-19,…

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APSE Podcast: ACRE and CESP State Guidelines

Dale Verstegen and Kari Tietjen presented virtually on February 10, 2021 as part of the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) under the Department of Labor. Presenting from APSE and…

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APSE Podcast: COVID-19 Survey Updates

Listen in to the first APSE session as part of the Therap Services National Conference. Find more at www.therapservices.net Julie Christensen presented virtually on February 2, 2020. Kevin Dierks opened…

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APSE Conversations: How Did You Get Into Research?

How did you get into research around disability and employment? Hear from panelists John Butterworth, Kelly Nye-Lengerman, and Alberto Migliore discuss this topic from a recent APSE webinar (see more at www.apse.org/online-learning).

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Action Alert: Round 3 COVID-19 Impact Survey

Help Us Tell Congress #WhatWeNeed to Continue to Provide Employment Supports During the COVID-19 Crisis! It is critical that we hear from disability employment service providers so we have current data…

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Connecting with Congress in a Virtual Environment

Topic: Connecting with Congress in a Virtual Environment If you’re looking for the transcript, please use the Zoom version. Meeting Recording:https://zoom.us/rec/share/_ebOBEiU8-XnFv7eKgWTVvMJ0ac260ShX_IwkwtjZzZLeDtB0YJLHD5-pRib89Fr.Uh1wkHLb_CNlyAY6 Otherwise listen in on the podcast to hear from…

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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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Action Alert: Call your Senators TODAY About HCBS

Tell Congress that We Can’t Wait Any Longer for COVID Relief! Contact your Members of Congress Today! Please continue to reach out to your Members of Congress. They need to…

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Tomorrow is Election Day!

A Message from APSE’s Interim Executive Director 2020 has been a difficult year for a lot of reasons. It’s been a really difficult year for the Employment First movement; it’s…

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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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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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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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