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March 8, 2017

Disability Awareness Across Central New York and Statewide

Category: General — NYSID @ 1:55 pm

Bette Legory performs at double the required capacity of images per hour, making her one of the quickest and most accurate Preferred Source workers for ACHIEVE on a collaboration between Xerox State & Local Solutions, Inc. and the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB).

Thanks to Bette Legory, thousands of New Yorkers injured on the job receive their necessary benefits more quickly through a collaboration between Xerox and the New York State Workers' Compensation Board (WCB)

When the Xerox processing center began hiring ACHIEVE workers with disabilities, Bette was placed into her first new job in many years – one requiring a brand new skill set. She is proud of her contributions to the data processing operation.

“The quality of what I do is important because it affects another person’s life,” she says. “This is the first job I’ve had that actually means something.”

NYSID honored Bette as 2016 Employee of the Year and Xerox as 2016 Corporate Partner of the Year during our Annual Meeting.

In celebrating National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, NYSID honors Bette and thousands of individuals with disabilities across New York State who push past significant challenges to reach their potential in workplaces, schools and communities.

In 2016, NYSID Preferred Source contracts accounted for 1,140 jobs created in Central New York.

NYSID’s 2016 Annual Report showcases the work of NYSID in Central New York and these local-based member agencies and corporate partners in creating jobs for people with disabilities:

Broome County – A.V.R.E.; ACHIEVE, Broome-Tioga County Chapter NYSARC, Inc.; Bates Troy, Inc. (in partnership with ACHIEVE); Paper Alternatives, Inc. (in partnership with ACHIEVE); SOURCECORP BPS Inc. (in partnership with ACHIEVE); and Xerox State & Local Solutions, Inc. (in partnership with ACHIEVE)

Chemung County — Capabilities, Inc.; The Arc of Chemung

Cortland County – J.M. Murray Center, Inc.; Ames Linen Services (in partnership with J.M. Murray Center, Inc.)

Lewis County – Jefferson Rehabilitation Center

Madison County – The Arc of Madison Cortland

Oneida County – The Arc, Oneida-Lewis County Chapter NYSARC, Inc./Progress Industries; Human Technologies

Onondaga County – The Arc of Onondaga; Clarus Linen System (in partnership with The Arc of Onondaga); Image Integrator, LLC (in partnership with The Arc of Onondaga); Immediate Mailing Services, Inc. (in partnership with The Arc of Onondaga); American Maintenance (in partnership with Syracuse Brick House); and Liberty Resources (in partnership with Continuum Professional Services)

Oswego County – Oswego Industries, Inc.

Seneca County – Arc of Seneca Cayuga

St. Lawrence County – St. Lawrence County Chapter NYSARC, Inc.

Tompkins County – Challenge Industries

Thanks to our member agencies and corporate partners for your assistance and your continued support during National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month and throughout the year.


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