“Employment First”: employment in the general workforce as the first and preferred outcome in the provision of publicly funded services for all working age citizens with disabilities, regardless of level of disability.
(APSE) Association of People Supporting Employment First
APSE leads in the advancement of equitable employment for citizens with disabilities.
GOOD NEWS: The House Ways and Means Committee just passed the ABLE Act out of committee. APSE is very supportive of this legislation that would create tax preferred savings accounts for individuals with disabilities to promote financial security without endangering access to public benefits. We look forward to seeing this bill on the House floor soon! #passtheABLEact ... See MoreSee Less
APSE is pleased to let its members know that President Obama has just signed the Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act, reauthorizing the Workforce Investment Act and Rehabilitation Act through 2020. Please see the attached bill summary – and stay tuned for further updates from APSE regarding the opportunities and impact of this new law!
Comments are due this Thursday, July 17th regarding the rules for implementing President Obama’s February 2014 Executive Order raising the minimum wage for federal contractors to $10.10 per hour. Due to the advocacy efforts of APSE and other organizations, employees with disabilities who work for federal contractors were included within the Executive Order. But the work is not done!