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November 12, 2014

Thanks for Raising Disability Employment Awareness Statewide

Category: General — NYSID @ 8:33 pm

NYSID thanks our member agencies and corporate partners for hosting recognition events honoring your Joslin Outstanding Performers throughout National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) in October.

Pictured l-r: Jennifer Saunders, Liberty CEO; Bridget Bailey; Corey Heritage, NYSID sales manager; Sara Erickson, NYSID sales representative

NDEAM raised awareness about disability employment issues and celebrated the diverse individuals with disabilities who contribute to New York’s workforce. The theme for 2014 — “Expect. Employ. Empower.” — conveyed that advancing disability employment is about much more than just hiring; it’s about creating a continuum of inclusion, and the first step on this continuum is expectation.

“NYSID celebrates the efforts of our member agencies and corporate partners to help create employment opportunities for New Yorkers with disabilities,” said Ron Romano, president & CEO. “Our 11th Annual Joslin Awards Program provides incredible examples of how much New York State benefits by having a workforce that is inclusive of persons with disabilities.”

A total of 59 Outstanding Performers were nominated by NYSID member agencies and private sector corporate partners in 2014. The final William B. Joslin Outstanding Performance Award recipients were Edwardo Lopez (AHRC New York City) and Brent Matthew Lillard (The Nicholas Center/Spectrum Designs Foundation). The awards were presented at NYSID’s Annual Meeting on September 8.

Pictured l-r: Katie Tucci, NYSID account representative; John Bruggeman, Madison Cortland ARC 2014 Joslin Outstanding Performer; Mike Hulland, Alternatives Industry; and Jack Campbell, ARC executive director

Each Outstanding Performer receives a certificate of recognition and $500 cash award. Altogether, 534 individuals have been nominated as Outstanding Performers during the past 11 years.

To view additional photos of recognition events honoring the 2014 Joslin Outstanding Performers, visit NYSID’s Facebook or LinkedIn pages.

Thank you for your assistance and your continued support during NDEAM and throughout the year to celebrate the diverse individuals with disabilities who contribute to New York State’s workforce.


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