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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 Network 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

Click here for more information and a full list of Disability Resource Coordinators (DRCs) across NYS.

 

Contact Information/Service Locations


Categories

Alternative Employment OptionsBenefits Planning (losing benefits if employed)EmploymentEmployment SupportsTraining and Technical AssistanceTransitions to Adulthood

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