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March 16, 2014

Celebrate National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

Category: General — NYSID @ 3:47 pm

NYSID celebrates National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month and recognizes the contributions of individuals with disabilities to the social and economic well-being of our communities, our state and our nation.

“Ability at Work” is the 2014 theme, encouraging people to understand that everyone benefits when individuals with disabilities are present in local workplaces, neighborhoods and schools.

Our 2013 Annual Report highlights the work of NYSID and our local-based member agencies and private sector business partners in creating jobs for New Yorkers with disabilities.

In 2013, NYSID Preferred Source contracts statewide accounted for:

  • 6,941 jobs created
  • 4.1 million employment hours
  • $55 million in wages


NYSID’s 2013 Annual Report

“Jobs created by NYSID and its member agencies in the last year significantly helped improve the local and state economy; the impact of these jobs can be seen throughout New York State,” said Ron Romano, president & CEO. “Nearly 7,000 jobs for New Yorkers with disabilities were in place on NYSID contracts this past year –– an incredible accomplishment that could not have occurred without the support of our member agencies, private sector business partners and local and state government leaders.

“As we work to increase awareness of developmental disabilities issues in New York this month, it is critically important that New York State remain committed to helping ensure that every willing and able person is given the opportunity to find meaningful employment in our state.”

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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