Initial employment supports include getting to know the person, assessing job skills, exploring career options, performing job development and placement as funded by ACCES-VR, a division of the New York State Education Department.
Once stabilzed in a job, long term, follow along supports increases a person's employment sustainability and works to advance their careers. Benefits counseling is provided to insure that people are receiving the government supports to which they are entitled.
Our employment staff strive to form a partnership with the person, their family and the employer to help develop rewarding careers that enable people with disabilities to become contributing, tax paying, valued members of their communities.
Over the past three years, I have worked at the Arc, I have found a team that has helped me to grow and reaches new heights in my abilities. Although every day is never the same, I find such satisfaction in the support I both give and receive from a wonderful community of families, hard workers and individuals all with the same goal -- to live extraordinary and meaningful lives.
- Andy White