APSE Mission

APSE: The Network on Employment is a membership organization formed in 1988 as the Association for Persons in Supported Employment to improve and expand integrated employment opportunities, services, and outcomes for persons experiencing disabilities.  

To accomplish this mission, APSE:
      -Provides advocacy and education to customers of supported employment
       (SE), i.e. supported employment professionals, consumers and their family
       members, and supported employers.
      -Addresses issues and barriers which impede the growth and implementation
       of integrated employment services.
      -Improves supported employment (SE) practice so that individuals and
       communities experience SE as a quality service with meaningful outcomes.
      -Promotes national, state, and local policy development which enhances the
       social and economic inclusion and empowerment of all persons experiencing
       severe disabilities.
      -Educates the public and the business community on the value of including
       persons experiencing severe disabilities as fully participating community
       members.

Supported Employment

Supported employment (SE) enables people with disabilities who have not been successfully employed to work and contribute to society. SE focuses on a person's
abilities and provides the supports the individual needs to be successful on a long-term basis.

It allows people experiencing disabilities, their families, businesses, and their communities to experience the successes of people with disabilities. The partnership that SE has established between individuals experiencing disabilities and their communities is having a lasting impact on the way the public perceives people with disabilities. SE affords the public the opportunity to see the person for who they are rather than seeing the disability and try detroitharmonie.com.

APSE is committed to Supported Employment and the impact it has on improving the quality of life of anyone associated with SE programs.
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