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July 1, 2015

Lawmakers Congratulate NYSID for “40 Years of Looking Forward”

Category: General — NYSID @ 12:44 pm

NYSID is grateful to our New York State and Congressional leaders for sending their congratulatory wishes as we celebrate “40 Years of Looking Forward.” Here are the complimentary words we received for member agencies and corporate partners in counties we featured in June.

Pictured l-r: Congressman Chris Gibson, 19th Congressional District; Manny Torres, SUNY Ulster’s coordinator of outreach to veterans; and Jim Haggerty, NYSID veterans' consultant and Congressman Gibson's district veterans director

NYS Assemblyman Tom Abinanti (D-Greenburgh/Mt. Pleasant): “I applaud NYSID for its tireless work in helping to create an environment in New York where people with disabilities can live fulfilling lives and contribute to society. It has been and will be my priority to make sure organizations like NYSID have the State’s full support so they can continue to help our most vulnerable citizens –– people with special needs.”

NYS Senator George Amedore (R/C/I-Rotterdam): “NYSID does great work pairing New Yorkers with disabilities with employers who are in need of workers. Not only are their efforts helping our local economies, they are making a positive impact on so many workers with disabilities. I congratulate NYSID on 40 years of great service, with many more to come.”

NYS Senator John J. Bonacic (R/C/I-Mt. Hope): “I would like to extend my congratulations and thanks to the entire staff and membership –– past and present –– of NYSID on its 40th anniversary. NYSID has been doing excellent work advocating for individuals with disabilities throughout the state. Nothing raises self-esteem more than doing meaningful work, and being a welcome part of the community. NYSID has done an outstanding job ensuring our family members with disabilities are not forgotten.”

Congressman Chris Gibson (NY-19), Battle Buddy Center supporter: “NYSID provides invaluable guidance and support to organizations across our region, and I am delighted to recognize their four decades of good work. My staff and I deeply appreciate NYSID’’ advocacy on behalf of people with disabilities, including our wounded warriors. These partnerships strengthen our communities and empower people to realize their full potential.”

NYS Senator Betty Little (R/C/I-Queensbury): “Having a job provides a purpose, giving people a reason to get up and get going and a sense of accomplishment at the end of the day. It has been my pleasure to support the work of NYSID and I congratulate them on 40 years of helping New Yorkers with disabilities find employment. Each and every day, they make a difference in the lives of people who need and deserve assistance. This wonderful partnership changes lives for the better and strengthens our communities.”

NYS Senator Thomas O’Mara (R/C/I-Big Flats): “Congratulations to everyone at New York State Industries for the Disabled as you celebrate your 40th Anniversary in 2015. Most importantly, on behalf of my entire 58th Senate District throughout the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes regions, thank you for your incredible commitment to creating meaningful jobs for our local citizens with disabilities. Your efforts, and their hard work, continue to make admirable and important contributions to the quality and success of so many of our communities and employers.”

NYS Assemblyman Robert Oaks (R/C-Macedon): “New York State Industries for the Disabled has created jobs for New Yorkers who might otherwise have difficulties in finding meaningful employment opportunities. This group of constituents have benefited greatly from the statewide network of community rehabilitation agencies and private sector business partners with NYSID. I am proud that this organization has helped prove how valued these New Yorkers are to their communities.”

Since January, NYSID has recognized our member agencies and corporate partners, county by county, to demonstrate your human service support and economic impact within communities across New York State. We couldn’t have done it without YOU!

Thanks again to our member agencies and corporate partners as we’ve highlighted NYSID Preferred Source job creation across New York State –– and for helping us celebrate “40 Years of Looking Forward.” Stay tuned for more details on how we’re celebrating our 40th anniversary in the months ahead!


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