1-800-221-5994

Shop Online

Success Stories

NYSID News Blog

September 27, 2016

FDNY Accepts Local Customer of the Year Award

Category: General — NYSID @ 2:00 pm

Barry Greenspan (left) and Shannon Cardone (right) accept the Local Customer of the Year Award on behalf of FDNY from Ron Romano, NYSID president & CEO

The Fire Department of the City of New York (FDNY) was named Local Customer of the Year during NYSID’s Annual Meeting at The Saratoga Hilton.

Kumi Tucker, WNYT NewsChannel 13 anchor, once again served as Annual Meeting emcee. This year’s theme was #EmploymentEmpowers.

On a given weekday across four boroughs, more than 100 individuals with disabilities are hard at work cleaning 65 FDNY locations.

This new employment opportunity for AHRC New York City’s Hudson River Services team began a year ago, quickly proving that workers with disabilities make valuable contributions to FDNY’s mission of service in communities.

AHRC workers are on the job at emergency medical and fire batallions in Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, and Staten Island, and at the Fort Totten training center in Queens, where they’ve earned a reputation for top notch service and attention to detail as reported by FDNY personnel. What’s more, the individuals state that they’re made to feel a part of the FDNY family, and are proud to serve such an important customer while earning a paycheck.

As a result of this successful collaboration, the FDNY has chosen the Hudson River Services team to fulfill its landscaping needs at Fort Totten and other outdoor sites, creating even more local jobs for deserving individuals.

“This company [AHRC New York City's Hudson River Services] has come in and I would say they’re very proactive,” said FDNY Chief Inspector Ronald Riccitelli. “They’ve approached me from the beginning, given me a lot of assistance in making sure that their cleaners do the right type of job that we need for this building.”

“The opportunity to serve the FDNY in janitorial and cleaning contracts has been a tremendous opportunity for the individuals we serve,” said Brian Simon, AHRC New York City’s Hudson River Services. “We want to thank the FDNY for this opportunity and all the jobs it’s created.”

During NYSID’s Annual Meeting, individuals employed on Preferred Source contracts, not-for-profits, small businesses, New York State agencies and municipal agencies were all recognized for their work to create jobs for New Yorkers with disabilities.

Follow NYSID on FacebookTwitterInstagramLinkedInYouTube and Google + for Annual Meeting award videos, speeches and more.

September 22, 2016

NYSID Honors New Yorkers With Disabilities During Annual Meeting

Category: General — NYSID @ 2:38 pm

Jerry Williams, Schoharie County Chapter NYSARC, Inc./Toe Path Industries, accepts his 2016 William B. Joslin Outstanding Performance Award

#EmploymentEmpowers was a fitting theme for NYSID’s Annual Meeting on September 21 at The Saratoga Hilton, as individuals employed on Preferred Source contracts, not-for-profits, small businesses, New York State agencies and municipal agencies were all recognized for their work to create jobs for New Yorkers with disabilities.

Jerry Williams, who works in packaging/labeling with Schoharie County Chapter NYSARC, Inc./Toe Path Industries in Schoharie, and Brian Mann, a document destruction technician with Lifetime Assistance/LAICO Industries in Rochester, were honored as 2016 William B. Joslin Outstanding Performance Award co-recipients.

The William B. Joslin Outstanding Performance Award is NYSID’s most prestigious people-centered award. In its 13th year, NYSID’s Joslin Awards Program has recognized more than 650 Outstanding Performers, and awarded 15 of those individuals with the final William B. Joslin Outstanding Performance Award.

“I really like the hours and the people I work with,” Jerry Williams said. “And the money I earn helps me support my family, pay our bills and buy the things we need.”

“I like being nominated for this award because it means that people notice my hard work and achievements, and that I do my job right,” Brian Mann said. “If I didn’t have a job, I would be bored and sad. I would miss being busy at work, my paycheck, co-workers and staff.”

In 2016, NYSID has recognized 59 statewide Joslin Outstanding Performers statewide. This includes New Yorkers with disabilities in the following regions: 21 Capital Region/Hudson Valley residents; 15 New York City and Long Island residents; 12 Western New Yorkers; and  11 Central New Yorkers.

“NYSID secures meaningful employment for all New Yorkers with disabilities who look to Preferred Source opportunities to choose an employment direction,” said Ron Romano, NYSID president & CEO. “In doing so, we salute the 2016 Joslin Outstanding Performers as ambassadors of the wide-ranging abilities of New York State’s workforce.”

NYSID also presented the following awards during its Annual Meeting:

Special Recognition Award (co-recipients): Joseph Scorza and Richard Whaley, Center for Disability Services

Joseph and Richard joined NYSID at a NYS Procurement Council meeting on May 25 and testified about the importance of their mail processing jobs.

Legislative Preferred Source Champion Award (co-recipients): NYS Senator Catharine Young (R/I/C-Olean) and NYS Assemblymember Angelo Santabarbara (D-Rotterdam)

Senator Young and Assemblymember Santabarbara were recognized for their willingness to advocate for individuals with disabilities in their community.

Member Agency of the Year: TRI Business & Career Center (Nassau County)

Corporate Partner of the Year: Xerox State & Local Solutions, Inc. (Broome County)

State Government Customer of the Year: New York State Workers’ Compensation Board

Local Customer of the Year: Fire Department of New York City

Special thanks to Kumi Tucker from WNYT NewsChannel 13 for emceeing our Annual Meeting.

Be sure to check out our our social media platforms in the coming days and weeks for award videos, speeches and more:

Instagram (nysid_preferred_source) https://www.instagram.com/nysid_preferred_source

Facebook (NYSID, Preferred Source Solutions) https://www.facebook.com/nysid

Twitter (NYSIDSpeaks) https://twitter.com/nysidspeaks

LinkedIn [New York State Industries for the Disabled, Inc. (NYSID)] http://www.linkedin.com/company/new-york-state-industries-for-the-disabled-inc-nysid-

YouTube (New York State Industries for the Disabled) http://www.youtube.com/user/NYSIDcreatesjobs

Google + (New York State Industries for the Disabled – NYSID) https://plus.google.com/+NysidOrg

Thanks to everyone who attended NYSID’s Annual Meeting for helping us recognize employment excellence statewide on Preferred Source contracts.

September 13, 2016

Jerry Williams, A Master of All Trades and A Man of Many Talents

Category: General — NYSID @ 12:43 pm

Jerry Williams, 2016 William B. Joslin Outstanding Performance Award co-recipient

Jerry Williams, who works in packaging/labeling with Schoharie County Chapter NYSARC, Inc./Toe Path Industries (Schoharie), has been named a 2016 William B. Joslin Outstanding Performance Award co-recipient by NYSID.

At the Toe Path Industries (TPI) work center, Jerry maintains a consistent five-day schedule and also works on the facilities cleaning crew several hours per week. A respected and valued contributor in the production of the Preferred Source floor maintenance pads and State Police vehicle graphics, Jerry has mastered the operation of automated and manual die-cutting equipment, numerous packaging and assembly tasks, and a variety of material handling responsibilities.

Jerry’s focus is on work, keeping busy and doing as much as possible. As testimony to his outstanding work ethic, almost 50 percent of his earnings come from filling in to work on other assembly jobs as needed. About his work, Jerry says, “I really like the hours and the people I work with. And the money I earn helps me support my family, pay our bills and buy the things we need.”

Twenty-one Capital Region/Hudson Valley area New Yorkers with disabilities are among 59 statewide Joslin Outstanding Performers recognized through NYSID’s annual people-centered awards program. In its 13th year, NYSID’s Joslin Awards Program has recognized more than 650 Outstanding Performers, and awarded 15 of those individuals with the final William B. Joslin Outstanding Performance Award.

In addition to Williams, the Joslin Outstanding Performers for 2016 from the Capital Region/Hudson Valley are:

Steven Allen, Warren-Washington-Albany Counties Chapter NYSARC, Inc. (Queensbury), custodial
Ricky Bernstein, Northeast Career Planning/The Norton Center, Inc. (Menands), custodial
David Brown, Center for Disability Services (Albany), mailing
Matthew Culver, Green Facility Solutions (Albany), custodial
Susan Deters, Focused Technologies (Menands), document imaging
Donald Feltman, The Arc of Rensselaer County (Troy), production/assembly
Ray Francis, eBizDocs (Menands), document preparation
Faith Hosanna Healey, The Arc of Ulster‐Greene/Pilot Industries (Kingston), drug test kit assembly
Julio Jesus, Janitronics (Albany), custodial
Cliff Kettelle, Columbia County Chapter NYSARC, Inc./Coarc (Mellenville), molding
Justine Leonard, The Arc Otsego (Oneonta), packaging/briefs
Pierre Martell, Essex County Chapter NYSARC, Inc./Mountain Lake Industries (Mineville), production
Pamela Miller, Herkimer ARC/Herkimer Industries (Herkimer), packaging
Evelyn Morales, Fulton County Chapter NYSARC, Inc./Lexington Center (Gloversville), custodial
Steve Murray, Image Data, Inc. (Albany), document preparation
Melvin Rodriguez, Liberty/Montgomery County Chapter NYSARC, Inc. (Amsterdam), production
Matthew Roloson, Gateway Community Industries, Inc. (Kingston), custodial
Dennis Sandoval, Community, Work & Independence, Inc. (Glens Falls), packaging/production
Ann Marie Simmons, Rehabilitation Support Services (Albany), custodial
Lance Stuart, Schenectady ARC/Pine Ridge Industries (Schenectady), custodial/horticulture maintenance

The 2016 William B. Joslin Outstanding Performance Award co-recipients will be honored during NYSID’s Annual Meeting on Wednesday, September 21 at 5 p.m. at The Saratoga Hilton in Saratoga Springs.

NYS Assemblymember Angelo Santabarbara (D-Rotterdam) will also be recognized as a 2016 Legislative Preferred Source Champion Award co-recipient for his willingness to advocate for individuals with disabilities in his community. This year’s Annual Meeting theme is #EmploymentEmpowers.

The New York State Workers’ Compensation Board will also be recognized as 2016 State Customer of the Year.

NYSID’s annual Joslin Awards Program celebrates excellence in Preferred Source employment by New Yorkers with disabilities. All Outstanding Performers receive a certificate of achievement and cash award, and are featured in an annual yearbook. Learn more about our Joslin Outstanding Performers from Western New York, New York City/Long Island and Central New York.

September 7, 2016

Brian Mann, Lifetime Assistance/LAICO Industries, Excels in Work

Category: General — NYSID @ 12:47 pm

Brian Mann, 2016 William B. Joslin Outstanding Performance Award co-recipient

Brian Mann, a document destruction technician with Lifetime Assistance/LAICO Industries in Rochester, has been named a 2016 William B. Joslin Outstanding Performance Award co-recipient.

One of Brian’s favorite jobs is to load and unload trucks, safely using an electric pallet jack. He uses the electric pallet wrapper to wrap pallets, and he produces paperwork, stages pallets in the warehouse, and loads them onto the truck.

Brian also records the agency’s transportation vans for departure –– a responsibility previously only done by staff –– uses an intercom system to announce their arrival, assists drivers to find individuals, and helps anyone who has missed their van to get home.

“I like being nominated for this award because it means that people notice my hard work and achievements, and that I do my job right,” Brian said. “If I didn’t have a job, I would be bored and sad. I would miss being busy at work, my paycheck, co-workers and staff.”

Twelve Western New Yorkers with disabilities are among 59 statewide Joslin Outstanding Performers recognized through NYSID’s annual people-centered awards program.

In its 13th year, NYSID’s Joslin Awards Program has recognized more than 650 Outstanding Performers, and awarded 15 of those individuals with the final William B. Joslin Outstanding Performance Award.

In addition to Mann, the Outstanding Performers for 2016 from Western New York are:

Aaron Barton, The Arc of Steuben (Bath), light assembly/embroidery
Anthony Bateman, Genesee ARC (Batavia), custodial
Janet DeRoo, Wayne Arc (Newark), custodial
Teresa Dykstra, CDS Monarch/Unistel (Webster), spice assembly/packaging
Paula Grove, Cattaraugus County Chapter NYSARC, Inc./The ReHabilitation Center (Olean), custodial
Dustin Haight, Arc of Yates (Penn Yan), groundskeeping
Eileen Rappold, Southeast Works, Inc. (Depew), custodial
Gary Rawles, Heritage Centers/Allentown Industries (Buffalo), landscaping/lawn maintenance
Greg Slagle, Chautauqua County Chapter NYSARC, Inc./The Resource Center (Jamestown), porter
Lyle Thomas, Allegany Arc/PWI (Wellsville), DNA evidence kit assembly
Rick Young, The Arc of Livingston-Wyoming (Mt. Morris), mechanic

“NYSID secures meaningful employment for all New Yorkers with disabilities who look to Preferred Source opportunities to choose an employment direction,” said Ron Romano, NYSID president & CEO. “In doing so, we salute the 2016 Joslin Outstanding Performers as ambassadors of the wide-ranging abilities of New York State’s workforce.”

The 2016 William B. Joslin Outstanding Performance Award co-recipients will be honored during NYSID’s Annual Meeting on Wednesday, September 21 at 5 p.m. at The Saratoga Hilton in Saratoga Springs.

NYS Senator Catharine Young (R/I/C-Olean) also has been named a 2016 Legislative Preferred Source Champion Award co-recipient for her willingness to advocate for individuals with disabilities in her community. This year’s Annual Meeting theme is #EmploymentEmpowers.

Before entering public office, Senator Young served as the director of communications and development at The ReHabilitation Center in Olean, a NYSID member agency, for 15 years.

NYSID’s annual Joslin Awards Program celebrates excellence in Preferred Source employment by New Yorkers with disabilities. All Outstanding Performers receive a certificate of achievement and cash award, and are featured in an annual yearbook.

September 1, 2016

New York City, Long Island Boast 15 Joslin Outstanding Performers

Category: General — NYSID @ 10:37 am

Fifteen New York City and Long Island residents with disabilities are among 59 statewide Joslin Outstanding Performers recognized through NYSID’s annual people-centered awards program.

The Joslin Outstanding Performers for 2016 from New York City and Long Island are:

Anthony Baker, Terranova Fine Landscapes, Inc. (Center Moriches), landscaping
Maggy Bottex, AHRC New York City (New York City), custodial
Riku Bush, Fedcap (New York City), document management
Raul Ferran, The Osborne Association (Bronx), custodial
Kenneth Grazette, American Maintenance (Babylon), custodial/maintenance
Barbara Hart, Maryhaven Center of Hope (Port Jefferson Station), document preparation
Ranetta Holland, SullivanArc/Sullivan Industries (Monticello), packaging/labeling
Harold Jones, Access: Supports for Living (Middletown), custodial
Eric Kerzner, The Corporate Source (New York City), custodial
Dennis Kucala, PSCH (College Point), custodial
Travis Roberts-Leavitt, Jawonio (New City), custodial
Pedro Santiago, Lifespire, Inc. (Manhattan), assembly/packaging
Bryan Thomas, AHRC Nassau (Freeport), porter
Annamaria Vangi, Goodwill Industries of Greater NY & Northern NJ/GoodTemps (Astoria), customer service representative
Ronny Windham, The Rehabilitation Institute/TRI Business & Career Center (Westbury), custodial

In its 13th year, NYSID’s Joslin Awards Program has recognized more than 650 Outstanding Performers, and awarded 15 of those individuals with the final William B. Joslin Outstanding Performance Award.

The 2016 William B. Joslin Outstanding Performance Award co-recipients will be honored during NYSID’s Annual Meeting on Wednesday, September 21 at 5 p.m. at The Saratoga Hilton in Saratoga Springs.

TRI Business & Career Center in Nassau County also has been named Member Agency of the Year, and the Fire Department of New York City has been named Local Customer of the Year. This year’s Annual Meeting theme is #EmploymentEmpowers.

NYSID’s annual Joslin Awards Program celebrates excellence in Preferred Source employment by New Yorkers with disabilities. All Outstanding Performers receive a certificate of achievement and cash award, and are featured in an annual yearbook.

August 22, 2016

Central New Yorkers Demonstrate Employment Excellence

Category: General — NYSID @ 8:20 am

Eleven Central New Yorkers with disabilities are among 59 statewide Joslin Outstanding Performers recognized through NYSID’s annual people-centered awards program.

In its 13th year, NYSID’s Joslin Awards Program has recognized more than 650 Outstanding Performers, and awarded 15 of those individuals with the final William B. Joslin Outstanding Performance Award.

The Joslin Outstanding Performers for 2016 from Central New York are:

Gary Davis, St. Lawrence NYSARC/Seaway Industries (Canton), custodial
Keith Drummond, The Arc of Madison Cortland (Oneida), light assembly/production
Matthew Frost, Jefferson Rehabilitation Center (Watertown), machine operation
Shane Jones, Arc of Seneca Cayuga (Waterloo), custodial
Andrew Marshall, The Arc, Oneida‐Lewis Chapter/Progress Industries (Utica), custodial
Esmin Mujcic, Association for Vision Rehabilitation and Employment, Inc./A.V.R.E. (Binghamton), copy paper manufacturing
Vinny Muro, Arc of Onondaga/Monarch Industries (Syracuse), porter
Michael Phillips, ACHIEVE/Country Valley Industries (Binghamton), document preparation
Trevor Pumilio, Human Technologies Corporation (Utica), custodial
Cheyenne Wenck, The Arc of Chemung/Southern Tier Industries (Elmira), custodial
Geoff West, JM Murray, (Cortland), assembly/packaging

The 2016 William B. Joslin Outstanding Performance Award co-recipients will be honored during NYSID’s Annual Meeting on Wednesday, September 21 at 5 p.m. at The Saratoga Hilton in Saratoga Springs.

Xerox State & Local Solutions, Inc. in Broome County also has been named 2016 Corporate Partner of the Year. This year’s Annual Meeting theme is #EmploymentEmpowers.

NYSID’s annual Joslin Awards Program celebrates excellence in Preferred Source employment by New Yorkers with disabilities. All Outstanding Performers receive a certificate of achievement and cash award, and are featured in an annual yearbook.

August 18, 2016

NYS Senator Young, NYS Assemblymember Santabarbara Display True Commitment to New Yorkers With Disabilities

Category: General — NYSID @ 8:03 am

NYS Senator Catharine Young addresses participants in the 2015 CREATE Symposium. NYS Assemblymember Angelo Santabarbara is pictured second from right.

NYSID has named NYS Senator Catharine Young (R/I/C-Olean) and NYS Assemblymember Angelo Santabarbara (D-Rotterdam) its 2016 Legislative Preferred Source Champion Award co-recipients.

The awards will be presented during NYSID’s 2016 Annual Meeting on Wednesday, September 21 at The Saratoga Hilton in Saratoga Springs at 5 p.m.

Senator Young and Assemblymember Santabarbara have long been known for their advocacy on behalf of individuals with disabilities in their communities.

Senator Young introduced legislation providing a means for sheltered workshops to transition into qualified employment centers that could continue to employ people with developmental disabilities, while also providing tax incentives to encourage additional employment.

Before entering public office, Senator Young served as the director of communications and development at The ReHabilitation Center in Olean, a NYSID member agency, for 15 years. She actively serves as a member of the Senate Health Committee and Senate Children and Family Services Committees.

“During my time at The ReHabilitation Center, I witnessed compassion every day, in ways great and small,” Senator Young said. “It is an experience that I hold close to my heart. People with disabilities want what everyone wants –– the opportunity to work and earn a paycheck. NYSID and its member agencies in my NYS Senate District have been truly instrumental in helping our local residents with disabilities fulfill their desire to work and be productive members of society.”

NYS Assemblymember Angelo Santabarbara (D-Rotterdam), center, poses with participants in NYSID's quarterly Veterans' Summit at its Albany headquarters.

Assemblymember Santabarbara introduced an Autism Action Plan earlier this year to create services and supports enhancing the quality of life of New Yorkers living with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and supporting their families and caregivers. His son Michael, 14, was diagnosed with autism at age 3, and Assemblymember Santabarbara serves as chair of the Assembly Subcommittee on Autism Retention.

A member of the Assembly Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, Assemblyman Santabarbara regularly participates in NYSID’s quarterly Veterans’ Summits, which provide an in-person clearinghouse for individuals and organizations supporting veterans with disabilities in New York State.

“NYSID has a long and important history of creating employment opportunities for New Yorkers with disabilities and I’m proud to support their mission,” Assemblymember Santabarbara said. “Each year, hundreds of people in the Capital Region are able to know the responsibility of a job and the pride of earning a paycheck because of NYSID and its partners. I look forward to a continued partnership for many years to come.”

Both legislators have actively supported NYSID’s CREATE initiative in 2015 and 2016.

During NYSID’s Annual Meeting, legislators, individuals employed on Preferred Source contracts, not-for-profits, small businesses, New York State and municipal agencies will all be recognized for their work to create jobs for New Yorkers with disabilities. Be part of the NYSID Annual Meeting conversation, using the hashtag #EmploymentEmpowers.

Register today for NYSID’s Annual Meeting. We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday, September 21 at 5 p.m. at The Saratoga Hilton.

August 15, 2016

Xerox Highlights NYSID Preferred Source Job Creation in Central NY

Category: General — NYSID @ 3:50 pm

Ralph Talarico of Rehabilitation Support Services is one of thousands of examples of workforce development across NYS, demonstrating that, "There is no substitute for hard work."

NYSID recently was featured on the Xerox blog for its Preferred Source job creation efforts across New York State, including a successful collaboration between member agency ACHIEVE and Xerox for document imaging.

“In 2014, ACHIEVE, a NYSID community rehabilitation member agency in Binghamton, partnered with Xerox to provide document imaging solutions to the NYS Workers’ Compensation Board,” the blog post reads. “Eighty million digital images have been created to date, streamlining operations for this important customer. What’s more, 100 new jobs were made available to individuals with disabilities, building skill sets, reducing unemployment and energizing a local economy.”

The blog post also highlights Michelle Wolfe of The Arc of Madison Cortland, NYSID’s 2015 William B. Joslin Outstanding Performance Award co-recipient, and details NYSID’s Preferred Source employment efforts statewide.

“Through the New York State Preferred Source Program, NYSID provides business solutions for state and local government customers,” the blog post reads. “We do this through a network of approximately 125 community non-profit rehabilitation agencies who often partner with private sector businesses, such as Xerox. Together, they employ New Yorkers with disabilities, including veterans returning to the workforce, on imaging, custodial and additional Preferred Source service contracts.

“As a result, more than 7,000 New Yorkers with disabilities are annually employed and, in 2015, earned $60 million in wages. Moreover, these workers gained greater independence in their lives and communities and developed the self-worth that comes with having a job.”

Jennifer Lawrence, NYSID’s corporate communications manager, wrote the blog post, which appears in the Organization Spotlight section of the Xerox blog.

August 1, 2016

Suzanne Wright, Autism Speaks Co-Founder, Remembered

Category: General — NYSID @ 1:36 pm

Suzanne Wright and her husband, Bob, co-founded Autism Speaks in 2005 after their grandson, Christian, was diagnosed with autism.

Suzanne Wright, co-founder of Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, has died after fighting a courageous nine-month battle with pancreatic cancer.

Wright, 69, died July 29 at her home in Fairfield, CT and was surrounded by her family at the time of her death.

Brian Kelly, Autism Speaks chairman of the board of directors, and Angela Geiger, president and CEO, honored Suzanne’s enduring legacy in a joint statement:

“What Suzanne Wright has done to raise awareness of autism is immeasurable. Even during the past few difficult months, her determination never wavered. For more than a decade, she has been a tireless advocate on the national and international stage: at the United Nations, on Capitol Hill, at Autism Speaks Walks nationwide, and in personal letters of support to individuals and families affected by autism. Suzanne sparked a global conversation with one question: How can we help people with autism live their best possible lives? Persuading the world to see the potential in each child and adult on the vast autism spectrum is her greatest legacy. As we look to the future, Autism Speaks remains committed to advancing the important mission she began.”

In 2005, Suzanne and her husband, Bob Wright, co-founded Autism Speaks after their grandson, Christian, was diagnosed with autism.

At the helm of Autism Speaks, Suzanne helped create the iconic blue puzzle-piece logo that is now recognized around the world to represent autism. Working with the Ad Council and BBDO Worldwide, Suzanne and Bob Wright launched a 10-year public service announcement campaign that is credited with educating countless families about the early signs of autism.

Suzanne also led Autism Speaks’ signature global awareness initiatives. Her indefatigable determination was key to persuading the United Nations to establish April 2 as World Autism Awareness Day, establishing the annual World Focus on Autism, and launching the international Light It Up Blue campaign, which this year lit landmarks, buildings and homes in 157 countries.

As part of the United Nations’ World Autism Awareness Day, Suzanne addressed the United Nations’ General Assembly every year for eight consecutive years. In addition, in conjunction with this event, she organized and hosted the annual World Focus on Autism, an unprecedented gathering of first ladies and dignitaries from around the world, devoted to planning and coordinating efforts to raise autism awareness.

In November 2014, Suzanne spoke at the Vatican’s first-ever conference on autism, where she called for all nations and faiths to “walk next to the 70 million children, teens and adults with autism around the world every day.”

Read the complete article and view a video on Suzanne Wright’s life and legacy.

July 19, 2016

TIP Continues With Quality Training, Essential Business Information

Category: General — NYSID @ 12:46 pm

NYSID offers TIP sessions at our Albany headquarters training facility and member agencies across New York State

NYSID developed its Training & Information Program (TIP) with you in mind –– professionals who take a forward-looking approach to their work and who proactively seek ways to improve business operations while creating job opportunities for New Yorkers with disabilities.

Register now for our outstanding TIP sessions in July and August: Employment Law Developments and What They Mean for your Agency (July 27); Turning Groups Into Teams for Optimal Productivity (August 3, 17 and 24); Federal Department of Labor: Are You Ready for a Wage Hour Audit? (August 10); NYS Department of Labor Prevailing Wage (August 10); NEW! Uncover Hidden Sales Opportunities (August 10); Behavioral Interviewing (August 16); NEW! Cyber Security (August 18); 2016 Business Development Forum: Brave New World (August 24); NEW! Communicate with the Style of a Dynamic Supervisor (August 30).

Our trainings span a wide and diverse range of topics which, among other things, are designed to help participants leverage enhanced strategies toward improving productivity, engaging employees, complying with relevant laws and regulations, and, ultimately creating new jobs.

TIP’s offerings emphasize process improvement at both the individual and organizational level. By offering quality training and essential business information to members and private-sector business partners at no cost, NYSID supports the development of business models that can successfully navigate the procurement landscape.

We’ve further aligned our offerings with consumer demand for cutting-edge process improvements. To this end, and in response to our ever increasingly digital world, we’ve added sessions on Cyber Security to our roster. In the area of Staff Development, we offer a new session on Managing Your Time at Work.

Under our Business Development and Marketing offerings, we have included new sessions titled “Funding Mission Through Franchising: A Nonprofit Guide” and “Uncover Hidden Sales Opportunities,” as our member agencies seek innovative strategies to achieve their missions.

In addition, NYSID’s Lending Library has many publications and resources available for loan.

We look forward to seeing you at our Albany headquarters training facility or at any of our other regional TIP sessions hosted across New York State, as we work together in fulfillment of the NYSID mission of “Turning Business Opportunities into Jobs for New Yorkers with Disabilities.”

For more information on TIP, contact Karen DiBella, TIP manager, at kdibella@nysid.org or 518.694.0220.

Older Posts »
 

NYSID RESOURCES member tools