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Some Kinds of Change Are Very Good: APSE is Rebranding

Put simply, a “brand” is an organization’s public persona. It is everything the public thinks it knows about your organization. This means that any organization that wants to effectively communicate its essence to relevant audiences needs to think carefully about brand identity: how the public perceives all of the components of its brand (name, logo, taglines).

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What the election means for Employment First

The 2014 Midterm Elections are over and APSE would like to provide our members, and others in the disability advocacy community, with information about the results and the importance of building…

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Employment Resources for Veterans with Disabilities

Today, we would like to thank all past, present, and future servicemen and women for their service to our country. In recognition of Veterans Day, APSE would like to provide…

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Happy NDEAM from Iowa APSE!

Iowa APSE’s Legislative Efforts! Happy National Disability Employment Awareness Month from Iowa APSE! Iowa APSE continues to be a leader in Iowa’s Employment 1st initiative and recently wrapped up our…

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Finding Your Legislators on Twitter!

Did you know your legislators use social media too? There are many different communication strategies that you can use as an APSE leader. Choosing the most effective strategy or strategies…

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New Bipartisan Poll Shows Voters with Disabilities Influence in Elections

Battleground Poll: Will America’s 56 Million Citizens with Disabilities Swing the Elections? A new poll recently published shows that candidates in tight election races should be supporting the CRPD and other…

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Alert: Reid's NCD Appointee Supports Subminimum Wages & Segregation!

APSE is concerned that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nevada) has appointed Bob Brown to the National Council on Disability (NCD). Mr. Brown is a strong supporter of subminimum wages and…

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Employment First Policy approved by the MN Olmstead Sub-Cabinet

Press Release: Employment First Policy approved by the MN Olmstead Sub-Cabinet It is with great pleasure that MN APSE announces the approval of an Employment First Policy by the MN…

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Governor Cuomo Signs Executive Order to push Employment First in the State!

On September 17th, New York’s Governor signed an executive order to establish the Employment First Commission, tasked with creating an Employment First policy for New York, which makes competitive, integrated…

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CPSD Issue Brief: Do Work Incentives Support the Transition to Employment for Youth with Significant Disabilities?

For youth with significant disabilities, the preparation for transition from school to adult life requires an examination of the qualifications for financial and health care supports from two different government…

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ABLE Act Update

Photo credit: NDSS The Senate Finance Committee has announced that it had reached a bipartisan agreement to move the ABLE Act, allowing the creation of tax-exempt savings accounts for people…

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Labor Dept. announces $14M grant for Disability Employment Initiative

September 25th, 2014 – The U.S. Department of Labor has announced $14 million in grants to six states to improve employment opportunities for adults and youth with disabilities.

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US Senate HELP Committee Hearing on Disability and Poverty

On Thursday, September 18th, Senator Harkin held what might be is last disability hearing as a U.S. Senator.

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Alert: The Senate Returns and Needs to Hear From You!

Last week, the House and Senate both returned for a two week work session before the election.

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Subminimum Wage Protest: Disability Advocates Protest SourceAmerica

On Thursday, August 28, members of APSE, the National Federation of the Blind, the National Council on Independent Living, ADAPT, Little People of America, and TASH participated in a protest outside…

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