About MIAPSE

Welcome to the official site of Michigan APSE: the Network on Employment. We are dedicated to supporting individuals with disabilities across Michigan in gaining and maintaining employment.

Attend a MIAPSE Board Meeting

You're welcome to attend a MIAPSE Board meeting. We meet at 10am at the CEI CMH building at 812 E. Jolly Road in Lansing, on the 3rd Friday of "the odd months"—January, March, May, July, September, and November. Please call the Chapter President in advance to confirm the meeting.

MIAPSE Mission Statement

To promote integrated and supported employment for all persons with disabilities in Michigan.

MIAPSE: The Network on Employment is a membership organization formed in 1994 as the Michigan Association for Persons in Supported Employment to improve and expand integrated employment opportunities, services, and outcomes for persons experiencing disabilities.

About APSE

APSE is a growing national non-profit membership organization, founded in 1988 as the Association for Persons in Supported Employment, now known as APSE.

APSE is the only national organization with an exclusive focus on integrated employment and career advancement opportunities for individuals with disabilities. Our new initiative, HR Connect, offers consultation services to help businesses reach out to and partner with one of the strongest labor and customer pools in the country: the disability community.

APSE has chapters in 35 states and the District of Columbia. Our members come from all 50 states and Puerto Rico, as well as several foreign countries.

APSE supports the only annual national conference focused solely on the advancement of integrated employment.

Our Goals:

  • Promote employment opportunities for all people, through local, regional, and national networks.
  • Help establish and expand equitable employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities.
  • Advocate with federal, state, and local legislators for legislation promoting integrated employment.
  • Work with federal, state, and local policy makers to increase funding for integrated employment.
  • Raise awareness within the business community as to the benefits of hiring individuals with disabilities.
  • Advocate for social change to help those with severe disabilities achieve a lifestyle that approximates that of individuals without disabilities.