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Are you interested in joining the Texas APSE Board of Directors or one of our
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Employment First means real jobs for real wages. It means that people with disabilities can choose what kind of work they want to do, where they want to do it, and how much they want to earn. It also means that they can get the support they need to succeed in their jobs. It means that employment in the general workforce should be the first and preferred option for individuals with disabilities receiving assistance from publicly-funded systems
About APSE The National Association of People Supporting Employment First (APSE) is the only national organization focused exclusively on Employment First. Employment First means that people with disabilities should have the same opportunities to work as anyone else.
Vision: All people with disabilities have competitive employment in an inclusive workforce.
Mission: TX APSE advances employment and self-sufficiency for all people with disabilities.
Values: We believe that everyone can and should work, and have the dignity of determining their career path.
Policy: This committee works on advocating for policies that support Employment First at the local, state, and national levels.
Communications: This committee works on spreading the word about Employment
First and TX APSE through social media, newsletters, webinars, podcasts, and other
Professional Development: This committee works on providing training, such as our
annual state-wide conference and certification opportunities for employment
professionals who work with people with disabilities.
Membership: This committee works on recruiting and retaining members for TX
APSE and providing them with benefits and resources.