About Massachusetts APSE
Massachusetts APSE is a state
chapter of APSE. Massachusetts APSE works to
improve and expand supported employment in
Massachusetts, enabling persons with
disabilities to become employed in integrated
community settings. Members include;
professionals, citizens with disabilities, their
family members, employers, and anyone interested
in supporting the mission of the organization.
Massachusetts APSE, previously
known as MAPSE, was started in 1991 by a small
group of citizens with disabilities, service
providers and state agency staff who wanted to
make a difference in the employment of
individuals with disabilities. Massachusetts was
one of the first official state chapters in the
country. A year later the organization held its
first annual conference which has continued with
the Employment Matters Conference 2013.
Massachusetts APSE is a strong, vibrant
organization with an ongoing commitment to the
original Mission and Statement of Purpose,
written over ten years ago.
The mission of Massachusetts
APSE is committed to providing resources to
individuals with disabilities to assist in
accessing integrated employment opportunities.
Massachusetts APSE encourages the development
and expansion of innovative employment options.
Statement of Purpose
1. Massachusetts APSE provides
training, support, resources, quality employment
service options, and technical assistance to
citizens with disabilities and service
APSE works with federal, state and local
legislators to promote public policy benefitting
3. Massachusetts APSE provides
resources and consultation to the business
community focusing on recruiting, hiring, and
retaining workers with disabilities.
4. Massachusetts APSE hosts an
annual conference, which includes breakout
sessions, awards presentation, trainings, and