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March 20, 2017

Employment Empowers and Awareness Advances

Category: General — NYSID @ 12:59 pm

Brian Mann operates state-of-the-art machinery as part of the Lifetime Assistance/LAICO Industries Classified Shredding operation. Over the span of a 20-year career at the agency, he’s been promoted to this position of responsibility and authority through his impressive work ethic and customer service skills. Brian says, “If I didn’t have a job, I would be bored and sad.”

Brian Mann works as a document destruction technician for LAICO’s Classified Scanning and Shredding Services business, which includes both Preferred Source customers and the local business community

NYSID salutes Brian and thousands of his fellow New Yorkers with disabilities during National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month in March. Brian was a 2016 William B. Joslin Outstanding Performance Award co-recipient during NYSID’s Annual Meeting.

In 2016, NYSID Preferred Source contracts accounted for 687 jobs in Western New York. Our 2016 Annual Report showcases the work of NYSID in Western New York and these local-based member agencies and corporate partners in creating jobs for people with disabilities:

Allegany County  – Allegany ARC

Cattaraugus County – Cattaraugus Rehabilitation Center, Inc.

Chautauqua County – Chautauqua County ARC

Erie County – Heritage Centers; Biel’s Information Technology (in partnership with Heritage Centers); Clarus Linen Services (in partnership with Heritage Centers); Suburban Adult Services, Inc./SASI; Southeast Works, Inc; and 1 Accord Services Inc. (in partnership with Southeast Works, Inc.)

Genesee County – Genesee ARC; Angelica Textile Services, Inc. (in partnership with Genesee ARC)

Livingston County – The Arc of Livingston-Wyoming

Monroe County – CDS Monarch/UNISTEL; Easter Seals New York, Inc.; Lifetime Assistance, Inc./LAICO Industries; ALSCO (in partnership with Lifetime Assistance, Inc.); Sheen and Shine, Inc. (in partnership with Lifetime Assistance, Inc.); and Rochester Rehabilitation Center, Inc.

Ontario County – Ontario ARC

Steuben County – The Arc of Steuben

Wayne County – Wayne ARC

Yates County – The Arc of Yates


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