Updated January 12, 2020
We have been closely monitoring the situation with the COVID-19 pandemic, especially in terms of ensuring the health and safety of job coaches, job developers, and individuals and families receiving services. APSE is working closely in collaboration with other national disability organizations and appropriate Federal government entities to develop and promote a unified and timely response that meets the needs of our most significantly at-risk citizens.
Please ensure you are on our mailing list for APSE Action Alerts. If you are not, click here to sign up and see past Action Alerts sent during this time.
We understand that these are difficult times, and we appreciate the efforts of the APSE Community to persevere and continue to promote Employment First principles and values.
Here are a few additional links and resources that may be of interest:
8 Questions Employers Should Ask About Coronavirus (HBR, 3/2/20)
Lack of Paid Sick Leave a Coronavirus Threat (WebMD, 3/10/20)
Recovery Rebates Fact Sheet (3/27/20)
See APSE Stories from Across the Country of Essential Workers with Disabilities
In the meantime, stay healthy and safe. And don't forget...
🧼Wash your hands
🙅🏽♂️Don't touch your face
🤒Stay home if you're feeling sick
Resources for Distance Service Delivery
The Workforce Innovation National Technical Assistance Center (WINTAC) has a special area on its website focused on resources to support vocational rehabilitation professionals during this period of tele-work, tele-health, and possibly diminished services. They will be adding resources daily, so please check back frequently. Click to access the COVID-19 Resources. Click to access the Resources on Distance Service Delivery.
Users will find: Click each topic for more information (You'll be taken to WINTAC's page)
- General COVID-19 Resources
- Federal Disability Resources Related to COVID-19
- COVID-19 Resources for Individuals with Disabilities
- State Resources Related to COVID-19
- Articles of Interest Related to COVID-19
- Resources for Community Rehabilitation Providers
- Register to participate in discussion forums with other VR agencies and their partners. Users must be registered at the WINTAC website to register for the discussions.
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