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Association Of People Supporting Employment First (APSE)

Call to Phase Out 14(c) and Sub-Minimum Wage by 2022

As the only national, non-profit membership organization dedicated to Employment First – a vision that all people with disabilities have a right to competitive employment in an inclusive workforce – APSE is calling for the complete phase out of the use of 14(c) certificates and sub-minimum wage for all individuals with disabilities by 2022. This coincides with the implementation deadline for the Medicaid Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) settings final rule.

Advocacy in Action

Read below to learn about APSE's latest accomplishments surrounding public policy and advocacy. 

E1 Executive Order Signed in NC

March 29, 2019

On March 28, 2019, Governor Roy Cooper signed Executive Order No. 92 – “Employment First for North Carolinians with Disabilities.” The EO can be viewed…

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Washington State Looks to End Subminimum Wage

February 27, 2019

Advocates in Washington State have been working to end Subminimum wage for people with disabilities by helping create and supporting legislation in the 2019 Washington…

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Subminimum Wage Hearing in Oregon

February 22, 2019

On Thursday, February 21, 2019, members of the Oregon Self Advocacy Coalition (OSAC) – including APSE National Board Member, Ross Ryan – testified before the…

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Hearing on Employment First bill in Kentucky

February 19, 2019

On Tuesday, February 19, 2019, APSE National Board member Katie Wolf-Whaley, and former APSE National Board Member Karen Lee, testified before the KY legislature this…

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