Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities
The following agencies assist people with disabilities in finding
employment and/or education.
The 55a Program
Is a non-competitive employment program for People with Disabilities
administered by the New York City Department of Citywide Administrative
For more information contact Frank Palmieri.
V (212) 669-8643;
TTY (212) 669-8660;
Fax (212) 669-8383.
Community Access, Inc.
Is a non-profit agency helping people with psychiatric disabilities
make the transition from homelessness and institutions to independent
living. Community Access works to provide affordable housing,
support services, counseling, education, and employment opportunities.
For more information call V (212) 780-1400, Fax (212) 780-1412,
or visit their website at http://www.communityaccess.org
Provides vocational education and training, and offers employment
referrals in a variety of fields from government administrative
support positions to industrial services. For more information
call V (212) 727-4294;TTY (212) 727-4374.
A not-for-profit organization with an excellent job training
and placement program for people with disabilities. For more
information call V (212) 368-8000; Fax (212) 368-8147.
Just One Break (JOB)
A not-for-profit organization assisting in job placement for
people with disabilities. For more information call V (212)
785-7300; TTY (212) 785-4515 or visit their website at http://www.justonebreak.com
Mobilizing Talents & Skills (MTS)
MTS is Americas largest and oldest social-service agency
meeting the employment needs of people living with HIV/AIDS.
For more information call V (212) 962-7090, Fax (212) 962-7628,
or visit their website at http://www.mtsnyc.org.
The Presidents Committee on Employment
of People with Disabilities
The Committee has been instrumental in assisting government
agencies realize their goals and responsibilities in hiring
people with disabilities. In conjunction with the Department
of Defense, the Committee sponsors the Workforce Recruitment
Program for College Students with Disabilities (WRP). For more
information write 1331 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20004-1107,
or call V (202) 376-6200; TTY (202) 376-6262.
United Cerebral Palsy of New York City
Assists with work-site accommodations, environmental controls,
and assistive technology. It provides employment information
and referral services to individuals with cerebral palsy and
other severe disabilities. For more information call V (212)
979-9700, TTY (212) 475-0842, or visit their website at http://www.ucpnyc.org.
Vocational and Educational Services
for Individuals with Disabilities (VESID)
The New York State Office of VESID offers thousands of New Yorkers
with disabilities an opportunity to become independent through
education, training, and employment. VESID also provides vocational
rehabilitation services to eligible individuals to prepare them
for suitable jobs. These jobs might be in the competitive workforce,
in self-owned businesses, in supported employment on employer
sites, or in sheltered workshops. They can also help people
with disabilities who are having difficulty keeping their jobs.
For more information, contact one of the six offices located
throughout New York City or visit their website at http://web.nysed.gov/vesid/
1215 Zerega Avenue
Bronx, NY 10462
V (718) 931-3500
TTY (718) 828-4003
Fax (718) 931-4299
55 Hanson Place
Brooklyn, NY 11217
V (718) 722-6700
TTY (718) 722-6736
Fax (718) 722-6714
163 W. 125th Street, Room 713
New York, NY 10027
V (212) 961-4420
Fax (212) 961-4423
116 W. 30th Street
New York, NY
V (212) 674-2300
TTY (212) 630-2302
Fax (212) 630-2365
1 Lefrak City Plaza, 20th Floor
Corona, NY 11368
V (718) 271-9346
TTY (718) 271-9799
Fax (718) 760-9554
Staten Island VESID
1139 Hylan Boulevard
Staten Island, NY 10305
V (718) 816-4800
Fax (718) 448-4843