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October is Disability Employment Awareness Month

Governor Nixon signed a proclamation, declaring October Disability Employment Awareness Month - read it here!

Take Your Legislator to Work Day Toolkit


Congratulations to the 1st Annual APSE-MO Award Winners and Nominees

Employment First Award:


Missy Johns, Director of Employment & Community Services, LOQW 

Other Nominees:

  • Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council, Chaz Nickolaus, Contact
  • Molly Thompson-Heininger, Job Developer at MERS/Goodwill


Show Me Inclusion Award:

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Other Nominees

  • Stephanie Mansfield-Asisstant Manager, Lowe’s Home Improvement Store (Wentzville, MO)
  • Abby Baker, Employment Development Specialist, Service Source
  • VA Health Care System, John Cochran Division (St. Louis, MO)



Member Spotlight:

April 2016

Meet Tom McVeigh!


Click here to meet Tom!



APSE-MO is the Missouri State Chapter of APSE The Association of People Supporting EmploymentFirst , a national organization committed to improving and expanding integrated employment opportunities, services, and outcomes for people experiencing disabilities. APSE-MO invites individuals with disabilities, their families, employment providers, funders, employers and others to join with us in making community employment a reality for ALL people with disabilities.



Through advocacy and education, APSE advances employment and self - sufficiency for all people with disabilities.



People with all types if disabilities are employed, pursuing careers and building assets, just like people without disabilities.


Belief Statements

  • We believe employment is the avenue to community and economic opportunity and independence.
  • We believe people have the right and responsibility to control the direction of their lives.
  • We believe in inclusion and the opportunity for full participation in the community.
  • We believe supports and services should be of the highest quality, person centered, and delivered with a sense of urgency.
  • We believe in promoting the involvement and participation of a diverse membership.
  • We believe networking and leadership are key to advancing community employment.
  • We believe effecting public policy to promote inclusive employment is vital
  • We believe that community employment is possible for anyone who chooses to work

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