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Announcing the Winners of 2024 National APSE Board of Directors Election

Join Us in Welcoming The Newly Elected 2022-23 National APSE Board of Directors! Read more about each of the newly elected Board Members here.

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Announcing the Winners of 2023-24 National APSE Board of Directors Election

Join Us in Welcoming The Newly Elected 2022-23 National APSE Board of Directors! Read more about each of the newly elected Board Members here.

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MN APSE Podcast: If You Believe It You Can Achieve It

Check out MN APSE’s updated YouTube channel with all content! You don’t want to miss out. Pallavi (Vi) Shattuck joins host Chris Davies. Shattuck is a self-advocate & aspiring chef…

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Announcing the Winners of 2022-23 National APSE Board of Directors Election

Join Us in Welcoming The Newly Elected 2022-23 National APSE Board of Directors! Read more about each of the newly elected Board Members here.

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MN APSE Podcast: If You Believe It You Can Achieve It

Listen in to the MN APSE podcast episode!

Host Chris Davies talks with self-advocate, trainer and psychologist Bob Wagner (St. Paul. Wagner shares his personal story of disability and getting back to work, talks about the failures of the system over the last forty years and what we can all do to do better.

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APSE Podcast: COVID-19, APSE, and Employment

This podcast is a recording of the APSE NDEAM event from Thursday, October 14th. Listen in to hear from Julie Christensen, APSE’s Executive Director and Director of Policy & Advocacy, plus John Butterworth (ICI UMass Boston) and Brian Shepley with Source America. Talking all things disability employment, what COVID-19’s impact has been on the job market, and how providers of employment supports are adjusting as we look forward.

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MN APSE Podcast: If You Believe It You Can Achieve It

Listen in to the MN APSE podcast episode!

Self-advocate Riss Leitzke joins host Chris Davies to talk about their experience overcoming dual-sensory loss and landing a dream job at Wilderness Inquiry. The podcast is interpreted in ASL by Emily Engel.

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APSE Conversations: Brittany Edwards-Sharpe with New Mexico

Brittany Edwards-Sharpe is on the podcast to talk about what training and support have looked like for employment support professionals in the state of New Mexico! Over the last few years, New Mexico has committed to providing training to professionals and Brittany has supported professionals in New Mexico to be trained through the College of Employment Services and go through training and certification to earn their CESP. Listen in to hear more from this conversation, focused on employment and the professionals working in this field.

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APSE Conversations: David King and Kate Travis Talking Employment

Meet David King in Ohio and Kate Travis in Connecticut. Both are Certified Employment Support Professionals™ (CESPs), and lead teams focused on employment supports. In this conversation, David and Kate are joined by National APSE’s Kari Tietjen to talk about leading employment teams, what makes quality employment support professionals, and how they use CESP to supplement their staff development.

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MN APSE Podcast: If You Believe It You Can Achieve It

Listen in to the MN APSE podcast episode!

Long-time APSE contributor and one of the pillars of customized employment in the state, Bob Niemiec joins host Chris Davies to talk about the early days of supported employment, the birth of MN APSE and what’s left to be done today.

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APSE Conversations: CESP With Nikki Chartier, CO

Meet Nikki Chartier of Pueblo Diversified Industries (PDI) in Pueblo, CO in this podcast episode with Kari Tietjen (National APSE’s Certification Director). Nikki leads an employment team supporting individuals with disabilities to find and keep jobs in the community. In this episode, Nikki and Kari talk about the importance of job fit and the considerations of finding a job. Plus, having employment staff that are knowledgeable and trained are essential to the success of Employment First. Hear about Nikki’s team (all CESP certified!) and how they are trained.

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MN APSE Podcast: If You Believe It You Can Achieve It

Two MN APSE board members come together for this next conversation. Host Chris Davies is joined by Ajani Lewis-McGhee, Corporate Associate for Allianz. Chris and Ajani discuss inclusion efforts with…

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APSE Podcast: COVID-19 Survey Updates

Listen in to the Iowa Coalition for Integrated Employment, where APSE Interim Executive Director and Director of Policy and Advocacy Julie Christensen provides updates about employment, the impact of COVID-19,…

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APSE Podcast: ACRE and CESP State Guidelines

Dale Verstegen and Kari Tietjen presented virtually on February 10, 2021 as part of the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) under the Department of Labor. Presenting from APSE and…

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MN APSE Podcast: If You Believe It You Can Achieve It

Host Chris Davies talking with Alli Strong-Martin, Business Development Assistant at Lifeworks Services Inc.. Davies & Strong-Martin discuss the evolving theoretical ‘models’ of how society thinks about disability and how those models have impacted job opportunities for people with disabilities over time.

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