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.
When I first started working here over 20 years ago, I thought it wasn’t for me. Since that time I have come to realize the people we support every day have taught me more than I could ever teach them. They have shown me empathy, compassion, and understanding. With that has come a deeper understanding of life and enjoying the small successes. We sometimes tend to focus more on failures instead of celebrating what really matters.
- Michele A. Flaherty
Staff Development Specialist