National Disability Employment Awareness Month 2020

There are many opportunities for APSE members and state chapters to get involved!

Throughout the month, APSE will be highlighting stories of essential workers with disabilities who worked throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the employment services professionals who supported them, and businesses who employed them.

I have a great story to tell! How can I share it?

  • Download the submission form here.
  • Complete the form.
  • Email the form and a photo to
What else can you do NOW?
  • Register for the free and paid events put on by APSE - links below!
NDEAM 2020 Poster in English.
Cartel del Mes Nacional de la Concientización Sobre la Discapacidad en el Empleo 2020

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.


SHRM Provider Training
Available On-Demand for watching

FREE APSE Policy Webinar

Watch this 1-hour webinar to hear updates from the 2020 APSE COVID-19 Impact surveys. Or listen on the APSE podcast.

Approved for 1 CESP Continuing Education (CE) Credit. 


FREE National Disability Employment Awareness Panel Discussion

Listen in to this lively panel discussion with four advocates, led in discussion by Judy Warth of Iowa 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 Allcorn (NY)

Approved for 1 CESP Continuing Education (CE) Credit. 


APS Conversation led by Natalie Miller, Indiana

While working at the Marion County Prosecutor's Office in Indianapolis, Natalie Miller noticed there was a considerable misunderstanding between job seekers with disabilities and prospective employers that impeded with the success of disability employment efforts. In hopes of increasing communication and improving hiring results, she aims to bridge the gap with knowledge acquired from her experiences while providing practical advice so that change can begin today.


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

Cape Youth Logo.

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.

APSE 2020 virtual conference

We Heard You!

If you're looking to register for the APSE 2020 Virtual Conference, we can help! We've opened up registration during NDEAM 2020 (with a $50 discount) for those looking to participate and learn!

By purchasing a registration, you'll have access to 40 hours of content through 12/31/2020 on-demand. Sessions focus on strategies for disability employment and Employment First, and best supports for individuals with disabilities in their careers.