Vocational Rehabilitation

Vocational Rehabilitation

Adult Career & Continuing Education Services – Vocational Rehab (Acces-VR)

(Formerly known as VESID) ACCES is an office of the New York State Education Department (NYSED). Acces-VR assists individuals with disabilities to achieve and maintain employment and to support independent living through training, education, rehabilitation, and career development.

Acces-VR Office Locations and more information

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New York State Commission for the Blind (NYSCB)

The mission of the New York State Commission for the Blind is to enhance employability, to maximize independence and to assist in the development of the capacities and strengths of people who are legally blind. They provide Vocational Rehabilitation and other direct services to legally blind New York State residents, including children, adults, and elderly persons.

NYSCB Office Locations and More Information

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Senior Community Service Employment Program
(Program Currently on HOLD)

A transitional employment program, which partners with community-based non-profit organizations and government agencies (host agencies) to provide participants with training opportunities to update their skills.

SCSEP Office Locations and More Information

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NYS Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD)

Supports individuals with developmental disabilities to fully participate in their communities through employment.

Services include group home placement, advocacy, respite care, financial planning, estate planning, education, day treatment, children’s services, and discharge planning.

OPWDD Office Locations and More Information

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NYC Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS)

DCAS ensures that City agencies have the critical resources and support needed to provide the best possible services to the public. In addition, Supports City agencies’ workforce needs in recruiting, hiring and training City employees.

Qualified candidates may be eligible to enroll in the 55A program to be appointment competitive civil service positions without having to take the exam.

DCAS Office Locations and More Information

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Department for the Aging (DFTA)

The Department for the Aging works for the empowerment, independence, dignity and quality of life of New York City's diverse older adults and for the support of their families through advocacy, education and the coordination and delivery of services.

They offer a senior employment service/unit. (The program is currently on a freeze):
     (1) Client must reside in the 5 boroughs.
     (2) Client must be unemployed.
     (3) Client must fall within certain income parameters.

The employment unit offers training programs in Excel and Word.

Since DFTA offers a variety of services, each area has a different phone number. An individual must contact 311, inform them that they are a senior, state their problem, and ask to be connected to the DFTA unit responsible for that particular issue.

Senior Employment Services

(They are currently accepting applications and placing people on their waiting list for when the freeze is lifted.)
Address: 2 Lafayette Street, 6th Floor New York, NY 10007  
Phone: 212-602-6958

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