About This Website


This website is a product resulting from the New York State Disability Employment Initiative (DEI). DEI is a Systems Capacity Building Project. In New York State, DEI is focused on developing, improving, and supporting inclusive career pathways for 14 to 24 year-olds with disabilities by increasing their participation in existing Career Pathways programs.

Key partners supporting DEI include: Local Workforce Development Boards: Hempstead Works, CDO Workforce, Tompkins County Workforce, New York State Department of Labor, Adult Career and Continuing Education Services-Vocational Rehabilitation (ACCES-VR), New York State Office of Children and Family Services, New York State Commission for the Blind, New York State Developmental Disabilities Planning Council, New York State Office of Mental Health, New York State Council on Children and Families, New York Alliance for Inclusion and Innovation, and New York State Business Leadership Network.


How to Use This Website


This website is designed for multiple audiences, including youth with disabilities pursuing employment, as well as the people and organizations who support them.


Job Seekers

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Parents, Guardians, and Caretakers

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School Professionals

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Community-Based Organizations

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Businesses

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