Alaska APSE


Established in 2015

Are you interested in starting an APSE chapter in Alaska?


Christa Rainwater, Director of Member and Chapter Engagement


Jaimie Laitinen

Chapter Training & Events

More Information Coming Soon!

Policy & Advocacy

Public Policy Liaison
Kristin Vandagriff,

State Employment First Efforts: Legislation (passed)

  • HB 211 was enacted in May 2014. This legislation is cross disability and specifies that Employment First applies to individuals receiving transition services as well as adults. A Supporting Research Packet was developed for legislators as part of the effort to pass this legislation.

Contact Your Governor
Contact your state governor.

Alaska State Legislature
Find the names and current activities of your state legislators.

Find Your U.S. Senators
Contact your state’s senators in the U.S. Senate.

Find Your U.S. Representatives
Contact your representatives in the U.S. House of Representatives.


CIE Success Story: Meet Rebecca

Alaska Transition Handbook: Pathway to Adulthood and Employment
This publication was produced by the State of Alaska, Department of Health & Social Services, Governor’s Council on Disabilities & Special Education to provide high school students and their families local information and resources to help with the transition into productive, meaningful adult life.