Mississippi APSE


Established in 2007

Are you interested in starting an APSE chapter in Mississippi?


Christa Rainwater, Director of Member and Chapter Engagement



Cindy Burns

Chapter Training & Events

More information coming soon!

Policy & Advocacy

Public Policy Liaison
Matt Nalker, matt@arcms.org

State Employment First Efforts: Legislation & Directive/Executive Order

  •  MS Legislation (passed): HB 836, enacted in July 2015, implemented an Employment First policy for working age citizens of Mississippi with disabilities.
  • MS Executive Order: January 2014 Governor’s Executive Order (1335) directing Mississippi state agencies to ensure employment in integrated settings as the first priority option to the extent feasible.

Contact Your Governor
Contact your state governor.

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

Find Your 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.


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Essential Worker Story: Meet Taylor

Basics of Benefits 2016 – MS
Employment Policy Resource LIst
News Stories on Disability and Employment
WIOA APSE Connections Dec 2014
WIOA Institute Brief
WIOA Youth Overview – National