The Association of People Supporting Employment First (APSE)
The Association of People Supporting Employment First (APSE) is the only national membership organization focused exclusively on Employment First to facilitate the full inclusion of people with disabilities in the workplace and community.
APSE members recognize that everyone has abilities to contribute, and their work should be recognized and rewarded with fair pay, creating inclusive workplaces. Employment enriches and adds meaning to every life, and workplaces and communities are enhanced when they embrace differences.
Burton Blatt Institute
The Burton Blatt Institute (BBI) at Syracuse University reaches around the globe in its efforts to advance the civic, economic, and social participation of people with disabilities. BBI builds on the legacy of Burton Blatt, former dean of SU’s School of Education and a pioneering disability rights scholar, to better the lives of people with disabilities. BBI has offices in Syracuse, New York, and Lexington, Kentucky.
Given the strong ties between one’s ability to earn income and fully participate in their communities, BBI’s work focuses on two interconnected Innovation Areas: Economic Participation and Community Participation. Through program development, research, and public policy guidance in these Innovation Areas, BBI advances the full inclusion of people with disabilities.
Mission: Advance the civic, economic, and social participation of persons with disabilities in a global society.
Southeast ADA Center
The Southeast ADA Center (SEADA Center) is your leader in providing information, training, and guidance on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and disability access tailored to the needs of business, government, and individuals at local, state, and regional levels. We also conduct research to reduce and eliminate barriers to employment and economic self-sufficiency and to increase the civic and social participation of Americans with disabilities.
The SEADA Center is a project of the Burton Blatt Institute (BBI) of Syracuse University and one of ten regional centers in the ADA National Network. The Center has been funded since 1991 by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, & Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR).
We are located in Lexington, Kentucky and serve as the regional office for an extended leadership network of Local and State Affiliates from eight (8) states in the U.S. Southeast Region: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.
Core Services include technical assistance, education and training, materials dissemination, information and referral, public awareness, capacity building, and research.