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Supporting inclusive workplaces is rewarding and challenging work. Questions about funding, federal and state requirements and how to best meet the needs employees can all seem overwhelming. APSE knows the real and complex problems that arise when transforming a business into a welcoming workplace or an organization into an ally that supports individuals in looking for inclusive employment. With more than 30 years of experience with businesses and organizations like yours, APSE has prepared and saved some of our best advice to share with you online.

To help your business or organization address these challenges, we’re excited to offer:

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There is live captioning available during all live webinars. Transcripts are available for recorded webinars.

There are free and paid webinars available.

Future Webinar Offerings will be listed here. In the meantime, check out recorded webinars and other online offerings below!

National Disability Employment Awareness Month - October 2020

APSE Members Are Encouraged to Participate in NDEAM 2020

NDEAM 2020 Poster in English.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2020: 1:00-2:00 PM EST/ 12 PM CST/ 11 AM MST/10 AM PST

Free APSE Policy Webinar

During the last three months, APSE has convened two national surveys on the impact of COVID-19 on disability employment services and outcomes. A summary of findings was compiled and sent to Capitol Hill as part of our ongoing advocacy efforts around COVID-19 relief.

Join this session to learn more about our findings from the two surveys, and what this information means for policy and advocacy as we head into the November election.

Approved for 1 CESP Continuing Education (CE) Credit. 

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2020: 1:00-2:00 PM EST/ 12 PM CST/ 11 AM MST/10 AM PST

FREE National Disability Employment Awareness Panel Discussion

Join APSE for a panel discussion moderated by Judy Warth (IA) about employment and how people have used employment supports to get, maintain, and move forward in employment.

Panelists: John Lemus (WA), William Del Toro Vargas (PA), Olivia Ash (KY), Michael Elkhorn (NY)

Approved for 1 CESP Continuing Education (CE) Credit. 

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2020: 1:00-2:00 PM EST/ 12 PM CST/ 11 AM MST/10 AM PST

FREE Forging a Framework for Our Future: ODEP’s Center on Advancing the Employment of Youth (CAPE Youth) Emerging Work

In October 2019, the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) launched a new endeavor called the Center on Advancing the Employment of Youth (CAPE Youth) to equip policymakers with evidence-based research, tools, and resources to ensure that services for all youth and young adults with disabilities are designed and implemented to lead to successful education, employment, and economic outcomes. Learn about the new Center’s emerging work, and how to utilize this work to impact your own state.

Approved for 1 CESP Continuing Education (CE) Credit. 

Available Resources

The Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) offers a range of resources to help employers and other organizations plan NDEAM observances, including not only the official poster, but also sample articles, a press release, proclamation, and social media content.

Recorded Webinars

We’ve gathered some of our best webinars for your viewing – many at no charge. Get expert advice on funding, best practices, the history and context of Employment First, the details of CESP, and more.

CESP Practice Test

Created by the APSE Professional Development Committee, this 11-question practice test can help candidates prepare for the Certified Employment Support Professional certification. 

By taking this practice test, APSE does not endorse or imply that these preparatory materials are the best, or the only means for preparing adequately for the certification examination. There is no advantage given to candidates who participate in this practice test. 

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APSE 2020 Virtual Conference

Purchase your All-Access pass to the 2020 APSE Virtual Conference, which features 40 hours of actionable ideas, state-of-the-art programming, as well as tools, solutions, and technologies that will empower you to take directly back to your business, home, and community to impact change. 

Watch live or on-demand through 12/31/2020.


From Workshops to Workplaces: Achieving the Goals of Employment First

A 13-hour comprehensive e-learning course, where nationally renowned Subject Matter Experts offer practical, time-saving lessons on achieving integrated employment and organizational change. (Eligible for nine CESP™ CE credits)

Financial Literacy: Increasing Your Knowledge to Take Charge of Your Finances

Designed for direct support professionals, individuals with disabilities and their families, this webinar offers four separate lessons that describe the options available to a person who receives SSI and for a person who receives SSDI. Viewers may be surprised to learn there are actually a number of options available to people who receive Social Security Disability benefits! (Eligible for three CESP™ CE credits)