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Alternative Employment Options

Disability Employment Initiative

Resource Author/Owner/Service Provider

NYS Department of Labor (DOL)

Description

The Disability Employment Initiative's (DEI) strives to:

  • Improve educational, training, and employment opportunities and outcomes for adults with disabilities who are unemployed, underemployed, and/or receiving Social Security disability benefits, by refining and expanding already identified successful public workforce strategies;
  • Help these individuals with disabilities find a path into the middle class through exemplary and model service delivery by the public workforce system;
  • Improve coordination and collaboration among employment, training and asset development programs implemented at state and local levels, including the expansion of the public workforce investment system's capacity to serve as Employment Networks under the Social Security Administration’s Ticket to Work Program; and
  • Build effective community partnerships that leverage public and private resources to better serve individuals with disabilities and improve employment outcomes.

Additional Information

The Disability Resource Coordinator, among other responsibilities, will:

  • Help expand the workforce development system to serve as Employment Networks under the Ticket to Work program;
  • Provide services to Ticket Holders, as credentialed Benefits and Work Incentives Advisors;
  • Develop and maintain partnerships and collaborative activities;
  • Help ensure that job seekers with disabilities access all of the different programs and services

Contact Information/Service Locations

Broome-Tioga Workforce New York

171 Front Street
Binghamton, NY 13905

Get Directions

Web:

https://labor.ny.gov/workforcenypartners/dpn_dei.shtm

Contacts:

Randall Cook, Disability Resource Coordinator
(617) 778-6478
rcook@co.broome.ny.us

County(ies) Served:

Broome

Career Center of Warren County

Northway Plaza, Suite 13C
Queensbury, NY 12804

Get Directions

Web:

https://labor.ny.gov/workforcenypartners/dpn_dei.shtm

Contacts:

Gail Clark, Disability Resource Coordinator
(518) 743-0925 ext. 8879
clarkg@warrencountyny.gov

County(ies) Served:

Warren

Career Center of Washington County

383 Broadway
Fort Edward, NY 12828

Get Directions

Web:

https://labor.ny.gov/workforcenypartners/dpn_dei.shtm

Contacts:

Thomas Pooler, Disability Resource Coordinator
(518) 746-2390 ext. 3183
tpooler@co.washington.ny.us

County(ies) Served:

Washington

Cayuga Works Career Center

199 Franklin Street, Suite 204
Auburn, NY 13021

Get Directions

Web:

https://labor.ny.gov/workforcenypartners/dpn_dei.shtm

Contacts:

Emily Tortorici, Disability Resource Coordinator
(315) 253-1013
etortorici@cscaa.com

County(ies) Served:

Cayuga

CDO Workforce

1 Gallant Avenue
Delhi, NY 13753

Get Directions

Web:

https://labor.ny.gov/workforcenypartners/dpn_dei.shtm

Contacts:

Kathy DeAngelo, Disability Resource Coordinator
(607) 432-4800 ext. 113
deangelok@otsegocounty.com

County(ies) Served:

Delaware

CDO Workforce

1 Ohara Drive
Norwich, NY 13815

Get Directions

Web:

https://labor.ny.gov/workforcenypartners/dpn_dei.shtm

Contacts:

Kathy DeAngelo, Disability Resource Coordinator
(607) 432-4800 ext. 113
deangelok@otsegocounty.com

County(ies) Served:

Chenango

CDO Workforce

12 Dietz Street
Oneonta, NY 13820

Get Directions

Web:

https://labor.ny.gov/workforcenypartners/dpn_dei.shtm

Contacts:

Kathy DeAngelo, Disability Resource Coordinator
(607) 432-4800 ext. 113
deangelok@otsegocounty.com

County(ies) Served:

Otsego

CDO Workforce

21 Liberty Street
Sidney, NY 13838

Get Directions

Web:

https://labor.ny.gov/workforcenypartners/dpn_dei.shtm

Contacts:

Kathy DeAngelo, Disability Resource Coordinator
(607) 432-4800 ext. 113
deangelok@otsegocounty.com

County(ies) Served:

Delaware

Chautauqua Works

23 East 3rd Street
Jamestown, NY 14701

Get Directions

Web:

https://labor.ny.gov/workforcenypartners/dpn_dei.shtm

Contacts:

Karen Colaiacovo, Disability Resource Coordinator
(716) 487-5127
kcolaiacovo@chautauquaworks.com

County(ies) Served:

Chautauqua

Chautauqua Works

407 Central Avenue
Dunkirk, NY 14048

Get Directions

Web:

https://labor.ny.gov/workforcenypartners/dpn_dei.shtm

Contacts:

Karen Colaiacovo, Disability Resource Coordinators
(716) 487-5127
kcolaiacovo@chautauquaworks.com

County(ies) Served:

Chautauqua

Cortland Works Career Center

99 Main Street
Cortland, NY 13045

Get Directions

Web:

https://labor.ny.gov/workforcenypartners/dpn_dei.shtm

Contacts:

Joshua Kisner, Disability Resource Coordinator
(607) 756-7585 ext. 3298
joshuak@jmmurray.com

County(ies) Served:

Cortland

Hempstead Works Career Center

Hempstead Executive Plaza

50 Clinton Street, Suite 400
Hempstead, NY 11550

Get Directions

Web:

https://labor.ny.gov/workforcenypartners/dpn_dei.shtm

Contacts:

Maria Lombardi, Disability Resource Coordinator
(516) 485-5000 ext. 1113
mlombardi@hempsteadworks.com

County(ies) Served:

Nassau

Niagara's Work Source One

1001 11th Street
Niagara Falls, NY 14301

Get Directions

Web:

https://labor.ny.gov/workforcenypartners/dpn_dei.shtm

Contacts:

Marilyn Patterson, Disability Resource Coordinator
(716) 278-1695
marilyn.patterson@niagaracounty.com

County(ies) Served:

Niagara

Orange Works Career Center

The Maple Building

3 Washington Center, 4th Floor
Newburgh, NY 12550

Get Directions

Web:

https://labor.ny.gov/workforcenypartners/dpn_dei.shtm

Contacts:

Veronica Jones, Disability Resource Coordinator
(845) 346-1321
vjones@orangecountygov.com

County(ies) Served:

Orange

Orange Works Career Center

Fulton Plaza

33 Fulton Street, 2nd Floor
Middletown, NY 10940

Get Directions

Web:

https://labor.ny.gov/workforcenypartners/dpn_dei.shtm

Contacts:

Veronica Jones, Disability Resource Coordinator
(845) 346-1321
vjones@orangecountygov.com

County(ies) Served:

Orange

Saratoga County Employment & Training

152 West High Street
Ballston Spa, NY 12020

Get Directions

Web:

https://labor.ny.gov/workforcenypartners/dpn_dei.shtm

Contacts:

John Banas, Disability Resource Coordinator
(518) 884-4907
jbanas@saratogacountyny.gov

County(ies) Served:

Saratoga

Suffolk County Dept of Labor, Licensing & Consumer Affairs

725 Veterans Memorial Highway
Hauppauge, NY 17788

Get Directions

Web:

https://labor.ny.gov/workforcenypartners/dpn_dei.shtm

Contacts:

Timothy Carew, Disability Resource Coordinator
(631) 853-6634
timothy.carew@suffolkcountyny.gov

County(ies) Served:

Suffolk

Suffolk County Dept of Labor, Licensing & Consumer Affairs

300 Center Drive, Room S-12
Riverhead, NY 11901

Get Directions

Web:

https://labor.ny.gov/workforcenypartners/dpn_dei.shtm

Contacts:

Kenneth Klassert, Disability Resource Coordinator
(631) 687-4860
ken.klassert@suffolkcountyny.gov

County(ies) Served:

Suffolk

Suffolk Works Employment Program

395 Oser Avenue
Hauppauge, NY 117788

Get Directions

Web:

https://labor.ny.gov/workforcenypartners/dpn_dei.shtm

Contacts:

James Eddings, Disability Resource Coordinator
(631) 853-2025
james.eddings@suffolkcountyny.gov

County(ies) Served:

Suffolk

Tioga Employment Center

1062 State Route 38
Owego, NY 13827

Get Directions

Web:

https://labor.ny.gov/workforcenypartners/dpn_dei.shtm

Contacts:

Randall Cook, Disability Resource Coordinator
(607) 778-6478
rcook@co.broome.ny.us

County(ies) Served:

Tioga

Tompkins Workforce New York

Center Ithaca

171 East State Street, Suite 241
Ithaca, NY 14850

Get Directions

Web:

https://labor.ny.gov/workforcenypartners/dpn_dei.shtm

Contacts:

Jason Harriott, Disability Resource Coordinator
(607) 793-8339
jason.harriott@aboutchallenge.org

County(ies) Served:

Tompkins

Workforce New York Career Center

160 South Ocean Avenue
Patchogue, NY 11772

Get Directions

Web:

https://labor.ny.gov/workforcenypartners/dpn_dei.shtm

Contacts:

Kenneth Klassert, Disability Resource Coordinator
(631) 687-4860
ken.klassert@suffolkcountyny.gov

County(ies) Served:

Suffolk


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