2015 APSE Annual Conference
Join your colleagues, businesses, individuals with disabilities and community leaders from around the world to network and discuss state-of-the-art strategies for ensuring equitable employment for people with disabilities.
Early bird rates end Mon, March 23!
WIOA: What it Means for Employment First
APSE representatives Ces Coulson, Ruby Moore and David Mank were joined by Alison Barkoff at the WIOA Advisory Committee on Increasing Integrated Competitive Employment for Individuals with Disabilities, held March 23 and 24 in Washington, DC.
Are you ready for WIOA implementation? Join our two-hour webinar on Tuesday, April 28 at 2 pm EST for an update on WIOA implementation and its impact on Employment First. Learn more and register.
APSE supports Employment First to facilitate the full inclusion of people with disabilities in the workplace and community.
Lead in the advancement of equitable employment for citizens with disabilities.
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Make plans now to join us for the 2015 KY APSE Conference!
When: February 25, 26-27, 2015
Where: Clarion Hotel & Conference Center, Lexington
Pre-Conference Day focus is Rehabilitation Technology on Feb. 25
CESP Exam will be held on Feb. 27
State Officials, Providers, and Disability and Aging Groups Issue Joint Statement Praising CMS’ Clarification About Continuity of Services During Implementation of its Home and Community Based Services Rule
January 15, 2015: Today APSE and other disability and aging groups, state officials, and providers issued a joint statement regarding guidance recently released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) services about its Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) rule. This guidance — Questions and Answers Regarding Home and Community-Based Settings — directly addresses a misunderstanding that people are at immediate risk of losing services as a result of the rule.
In January 2014, the CMS released a final rule establishing requirements for settings that are funded under Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) programs. The rule requires HCBS settings to, among other things, provide opportunities for participants to engage in community life, have access the community, control their personal resources, and seek employment and work in competitive settings. The rule, which became effective in March 2014, allows states time to transition their HCBS programs into compliance with the new settings requirements. States are required to submit “transition plans” by March 17, 2015, and plans may be up to five years in length.