75th Annual National Disability Employment Awareness Month - October 2020

This year's theme is Increasing Access and Opportunity.

National APSE welcomed more than 1,000 participants to October's free and live events!

Access these events until December 31st, 2020 at no charge, below!

APSE highlighted 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. Join us on social media!

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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 each October, including not only the official poster, but also sample articles, a press release, proclamation, and social media content.

ARE YOU A BUSINESS LEADER LOOKING TO HIRE OR RECRUIT EMPLOYEES?

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. 

AVAILABLE ON-DEMAND FOR WATCHING

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. 

NOW AVAILABLE FOR ON-DEMAND VIEWING

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.

Approved for 1 CESP Continuing Education (CE) Credit. 

NOW AVAILABLE FOR ON-DEMAND VIEWING

APSE Conversation: If Not Us: Why We Need to Talk About Race

Photo of the 3 panelists, all of whom identify as BLack, Indigenous, or Persons of Color. Title of the event.

Amber Boydston and Chisa O'Quinn were joined by Wes Anderson, National APSE Board Member, for a Facebook Live session to discuss race and Employment First. In case you missed it. You can watch the full panel discussion here. We look forward to providing more opportunities to expand APSE’s commitment to social justice and to make concrete commitments to action.