National Disability and Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) and Disability Mentoring Day (DMD) Occur Each October

Each October, ACCES-VR has the opportunity to celebrate National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) and celebrate the work of all our partners, who join together to make the connection between businesses seeking qualified workers and workers, who just happen to be individuals with abilities.   Based on the successes, ACCES-VR and our partners will be celebrating at multiple events across New York State.  These celebrations will emphasize local businesses investing in their local human resources and providing the opportunity for skilled workers to contribute to their communities, earn a living wage and have meaningful careers.

2018 NDEAM Winners

National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) is observed every October.   The 2018 NDEAM theme is, “America’s Workforce: Empowering All.”  ACCES-VR is honoring businesses and workers that are committed to our mission of assisting individuals with disabilities to achieve and maintain employment and supporting independent living through training, education, rehabilitation and career development.

ACCES-VR is pleased to share NDEAM 2018 Statewide and Regional winners. Congratulations to all the WINNERS!

Statewide Winners

Business Size Name/Address
500 or More Employees Del Lago Resort & Casino
1133 NY-414
Waterloo, NY  13165
499-100 Employees Hitemco, LLC
160 Sweet Hollow Road
Old Bethpage, NY  11804
99-25 Employees Mavis Discount Tire
358 Saw Mill River Drive
Millwood, NY  10546
24 or Fewer Employees AYS (At Your Service) New York, Inc.
P.O. Box 947
Nyack, NY  10960-0647
Entrepreneur Ramon Alvarez
Up In Smoke
PO Box 17113
Rochester, NY  14617
Ms. Christian Hardy
Labelle Luxe Salon
181 Allen Street
Buffalo, NY  14201

Regional Winners

Region Name/Address
Northern NY Monroe County
39 West Main St.
Rochester, NY  14614
Holbrook Heating
2403 State Route 21
Canandaigua, NY  14424
Discovery Charter School
133 Hoover Drive
Rochester, NY  14615
First Choice Building Services
40 Humboldt St., Suite 114
Rochester, NY  14609
Rochester Regional Health
100 Kings Highway Southe
Suite 2300
Rochester, NY  14617-5503
Central Griffin's Shotz Club LLC
226 Genesee Street
Utica, NY  13502
McDonalds - Rome
MAC-CLARK Restaurants of Rome Inc.
1150 Erie Boulevard West
Rome, NY  13440
Herkimer WalMart
103 North Caroline Street
Herkimer, NY  13350
Burger King
300 Herkimer Road
Utica, NY  13502
Southern Tier Sodexo
4400 Vestal Parkway East
Binghamton, NY  13902
Bethany Manor
3005 Watkins Road
Horseheads, NY  14905
Johnson City Police Department
31 Avenue C
Johnson City, NY  13790
Thompson and Johnson
3087 Lake Road
Horseheads, NY  14845


Capital Region/Hudson Valley

Deising's Bakery, Restaurant & Catering
111 N. Front Street
Kingston, NY  12401
Mt. Alverno
60 Grand Street
Warwick, NY  10990
Price Chopper New Windsor
115 Temple Hill Road
New Windsor, NY  12553
Achieve Rehab and Nursing Facility
170 Lake Street
Liberty, NY  12754
White Plains/New York City/Long Island Westchester County Human Resources Dept.
148 Martine Ave., Suite 100
White Plains, NY  10601
Friedwald Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing
475 New Hempstead Road
New City, NY  10956
Stony Point Conference Center
17 Cricketown Road
Stony Point, NY  10980
Lenna's Lanes dba New City Bowl and Batting Cages
90 North Main St.
New City, NY  10956
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
One Bungtown Road
Cold Spring Harbor, NY  11724
The Capital Grille
630 Old Country Road
Garden City, NY  11530
MichPat and Family, LLC dba Diary Queen of Medford
2846 Route 112
Medford, NY  11763
Pet Smart
3050 Middle Country Road
Nesconsett, NY  11767
TBI DBA Savers, Incorporated
188 Hempstead Turnpike
Hempstead, NY  11552
Ai Cure LLC
19 West 24th Street, 11th Floor
New York, NY  10010
Dayton T. Brown, Incorporated
1175 Church Street
Bohemia, NY  11716-5031
Greenfield's Shop Rite
1 Garet Place
Commack, NY  11725-3488
Guide Dog Foundation
371 East Jericho Turnpike
Smithtown, NY  11787
Harbor Child Care
999 Herricks Road
Room 112
New Hyde Park, NY  11040