|State Education Department Recognizes Employers of Individuals with Disabilities
October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM)! The New York State Education Department is celebrating NDEAM by recognizing businesses from across the State that do an outstanding job of employing individuals with disabilities.
The Department's Office of Adult Career and Continuing Education Services (ACCES), with the help of several partner organizations, is hosting several events across the state to highlight the connection between businesses seeking qualified workers and workers, who just happen to be individuals with disabilities. Through the Vocational Rehabilitation (ACCES-VR) program, the Department assists individuals with disabilities in securing and maintaining employment so they can live independently.
Throughout the month of October, businesses of all sizes from all parts of the state are being celebrated for their willingness to invest in qualified people with disabilities in their communities by offering them employment opportunities.