Benefits of Joining

APSE supports Employment First to facilitate the full inclusion of people with disabilities in the workplace and community.

APSE is the only national organization that places its major emphasis on competitive, integrated employment for people with disabilities.


When you join APSE, you become a member of the national organization as well as a member of your local state chapter.



State Benefits:

  • Awareness on best practice in Supported Employment
  • Communication with Funding and other state agencies 
  • Updates on what’s happening in Supported Employment locally
  • Discounted rate on the annual statewide conference, Facing the Future
  • Free Access to the Leadership Link
  • Free Access to the Summer Training
  • Members Only Access to the Community Conversation
  • Receive Action Alerts that affect outcomes to job seekers and professionals
  • Access to professional peers when seeking support and guidance
  • Networking opportunities at membership meetings and trainings
  • Access to workshops, trainings and to other related resources
  • Opportunities to take part in leadership activities 


National Benefits:

A place in the country’s only nationwide Employment First network, with access to the movement’s leaders, experienced practitioners, and like-minded advocates for inclusive employment;


  • Information-packed monthly Practice & Policy and Employees that Matter newsletters and on-going action alerts about Employment First issues;
  • Our new members-only Access webinars, which delve deeply into the issues that are impacting our community right now;
  • Priority and discounts for professional development opportunities to help advance your career in the field of Employment First, including eLearning courses on the specific challenges of providing equitable, inclusive employment;
  • Toolkits designed specifically for Employment First;
  • World-class research and best practices through our Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation;
  • Voting rights in APSE elections; and
  • Discounted rates to our renowned yearly conference, where more than 1,000 Employment First advocates gather each year to learn from and inspire one another.APSE is the only national organization that places its major emphasis on competitive, integrated employment for people with disabilities.

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