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October 10, 2023
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State Education Department Recognizes 53 Employers of Individuals With Disabilities

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM)

In recognition of October as National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) the State Education Department is honoring 53 businesses across the state that do an outstanding job of employing individuals with disabilities, Commissioner Betty A. Rosa announced today. This year’s theme, "Advancing Access and Equity,” reflects the importance of ensuring that people with disabilities have full access to employment and community involvement. Members of the Department’s Vocational Rehabilitation (ACCES-VR) program will host events throughout the month to recognize the employers.

Board of Regents Chancellor Lester W. Young, Jr. said, “National Disability Awareness Month celebrates the valuable contributions of people with disabilities in the workforce, highlighting their skills while promoting inclusivity and equity. Congratulations to this year's honorees representing 53 businesses across New York State. These awardees have created work environments that recognize and utilize all employees' unique and diverse abilities, creating more inclusive and accessible workplaces for all.”

Commissioner Rosa said, “New Yorkers of all abilities can make tremendous employees when given the opportunity. The businesses being honored this year have demonstrated that when you tap into this talented and often underutilized segment of the population, the possibilities to increase productivity and innovation are endless. Thank you to our staff in the ACCES-VR Office and our partners at the Department of Labor and Commission for the Blind for making this program a success year after year and thank you to these businesses for their commitment to inclusive hiring practices.”


Through the Vocational Rehabilitation (ACCES-VR) program, the Department assists individuals with disabilities in securing and maintaining employment so they can live independently. ACCES-VR offers individuals with disabilities a wide range of supports—from counseling and guidance, assessment, job placement, and job coaching, to tuition assistance and equipment and inventory to start a business for those who are self-employed—to help them make a career and earn a living. These individuals work with Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors who connect them with the right programs and services so they can reach their employment goals. In 2022, more than 69,000 individuals received ACCES-VR services. There are 15 ACCES-VR offices and 10 satellites statewide.

ACCES-VR works closely with the New York State Department of Labor (DOL) and the New York State Commission for the Blind to help individuals with disabilities find jobs and to identify employers that hire these individuals. The Commission for the Blind provides vocational rehabilitation for people who are blind and nominates businesses to be recognized this month. Additionally, DOL vets all businesses nominated as part of NDEAM.

2023 NDEAM Winners


Employer with 500 or more employees working at site:

Visions Federal Credit Union
24 McKinley Ave
Endicott, NY 13760

Employer with 100-499 employees working at site:

4120 Palisades Center Drive
West Nyack, NY 10994

Employer with 25 to 99 employees working at site:

Sodexo at SUNY Oneonta
72 Bugbee Road
Oneonta, NY 13820

Employer with 24 or fewer employees working at site:

Neighborhood Redemption Center, Inc
2 Badger Ave
Endicott, NY 13760

Collaborative practices and innovative career pathways:

Paper Alternative Solutions
1800 Clark Street
Endicott, NY 13760

Youth engagement and career readiness:

Binghamton Black Bears
1 Stewart Street
Binghamton, NY 13901


1872 Café
431 West Main St
Rochester, NY 14608         

395 Ninth Avenue
New York, NY 10001

1500 Vanderbilt Ave.
North Tonawanda, NY 14120

AVI Food Systems
200 Willoughby Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11205

Bates Troy
151 Laurel Ave
Binghamton, NY 13905

Beckerle Lumber Supply Co., Inc.
3 Chestnut St.
PO Box 649
Spring Valley, NY 10977     

Broome-Tioga BOCES
435 Glenwood Road
Binghamton, NY 13905

County of Rockland Dept of General Services (DGS) Facilities Management
50 Sanatorium Road Building A
Pomona, NY 10970

Courtyard by Marriott
1 Courthouse Drive
Central Islip, NY 11722

Department of Public Works
659 East Main Street
Little Falls, NY 13365

Enterprise -Rent-A -Car
324 E. Main Street
Smithtown, NY 11787

Fluid Metering Inc
5 Aerial Way, Suite 500
Syosset, NY  11791

Foltsbook Center Rehabilitation and Nursing
104 North Washington St
Herkimer, NY 13350

Gap - Old Navy
1516 Broadway
New York, NY 10036

Good Samaritan Hospital
255 Lafayette Ave
Suffern, NY 10901  

1140 Western Turnpike
Esperance, NY 12066

Harris Hill Nursing Facility, LLC
560 Delaware Avenue, Suite 400
Buffalo, NY 14202

Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
10 W. Ramapo Road
Garnerville, NY 10923

Hill & Markes, Inc.
1997 State Highway 5S
Amsterdam, NY 12010

Hilton Garden Inn
30 Celebration Dr
Rochester, NY 14620

Human Technology Corporation
2260 Dwyer Avenue
Utica, NY 13501

1 Legoland Blvd
Goshen, NY 10924

Lutheran Home of Central New York
108 Utica Street
Clinton, NY 13323

Monroe County
39 W. Main St
Rochester, NY 14614

Niskayuna Co-op Community Market
2227 Nott Street
Niskayuna, NY 12309

6367 Dean Parkway
Ontario, NY 14519

Prescription Center
296 Rte 59
Tallman, NY 10982

Price Chopper Middletown
511 Schutt Rd ext.
Middletown, NY 10940

Racanelli Construction
1895 Walt Whitman Road
Melville, NY 11747

Regal Cinema
6201 Fashion Drive
Nanuet, NY 10954

Resource Center for Independent Living
131 Genesee Street
Utica, NY 13503

Samaritan Village
138-03 Queens Boulevard
Briarwood, NY 11435

Shop Rite of Vails Gate
384 Windsor Highway
Vails Gate, NY 12584

Texas Roadhouse
4511 Commercial Drive
New Hartford , NY 13413

The Binghamton Country Club
1401 Robinson Hill Road
Endwell, NY 13760

The Center for Career Freedom
185 Maple Ave. Ste #124
White Plains, NY 10601

The W Group Nursing Home
6355 Broadway
Bronx, NY 10471

Tioga Downs Casino and Resort
2384 W. River Road
Nichols, NY 13812

Tree Town Café
745 Penfield Rd
Rochester, NY 14625

UHS Ideal Senior Living Center
508 High Ave
Endicott, NY 13760

Uncle Giuseppe’s
1108 NY Route 112
Port Jefferson, NY 11776

205 South Caroline Street
Herkimer, NY 13350

201 South James Street
Rome, NY 13440

901 Boulevard E
Yaphank, NY 11980

Wegmans Perinton Grocery Store
6600 Pittsford- Palmyra Rd
Fairport, NY 14450

White Plains Hospital
41 East Post Rd
White Plains, NY 10601

Wildlife Conservation Society – New York Bronx Zoo
2300 Southern Boulevard
Bronx, NY 10460

To find out more about ACCES-VR services, please visit our ACCES-VR website or call 1-800-222-JOBS (5627).