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.

2020 NDEAM Winners

National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) is observed every October.   The 2020 NDEAM theme is, “Increasing Access and Opportunity.”  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 2020 Statewide and Regional winners. Congratulations to all the WINNERS!

This year, we are celebrating 30 years of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and 75 years of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM).

Congratulations to all the WINNERS!

Statewide Winners

Business Size Name/Address
Efforts made to accommodate employees during COVID-19

The Afya Foundation of America
140 Saw Mill River Road
Yonkers, NY 10701

Employer with 500 or More Employees

Hannaford Supermarkets
970 U.S. 9
Schodack Landing, NY 12156

Employer with 100-499 Employees

BNB Bank
898 Veterans Memorial Hwy
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Employer with 25-99 Employees

Secure Scan
1060 Broadway
Albany, NY 12204

Employer with 24 or Fewer Employees

Honeoye Public Library
8708 Main Street
Honeoye, NY 14471

Youth Employment Under 24 Years Old

Montefiore New Rochelle Hospital
16 Guion Place
New Rochelle, NY 10801

Entrepreneur with a Disability

Mr. Sean Cuddihy
33 Clio Ave.
Freeport, NY 11520

Regional Winners

24 Seven Enterprises Wine Shipping Com LLC
118 Akers Drive
Cobleskill, NY 12043

Applebee's Grill & Bar
2656 Delaware Ave.
Buffalo, NY 14216

Avon Nursing Facility
215 Clinton Street     
Avon, NY 14414

Blaze Pizza
400 Balltown Rd.
Schenectady, NY 12304

Brightview Senior Living
31 Hunt Road
Orangeburg, NY 10962

Cambridge Security Seals
One Cambridge Plaza
Pomona, NY 10970

Costco Wholesale Corporation
625 Broadhollow Rd
Melville, NY   11747

Delaware North
250 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14202

Hannaford Supermarkets
96 Wolf Road
Colonie, NY 12205

Home Depot
160 East Sunrise
Freeport, NY 11520

Home Depot
4405 Milestrip Rd.
Buffalo, NY 14219

Home Depot
2361 Buffalo Rd.
Rochester, NY 14624

Jamestown Container
85 Edwards Deming Dr.
Rochester, NY 14606

Louis S. Wolk Jewish Community Center of Greater Rochester
1200 Edgewood Ave.
Rochester, NY 14618

2152 Delaware Ave.
Buffalo, NY 14216

Northwell Health
300 Community Drive
Manhasset, NY  11030

Orange County Chamber of Commerce
40 Matthews St
Goshen, NY 10924

Pine Haven Nursing Home
201 Main Street
Philmont, NY 12565

Price Chopper Vails Gate
115 Temple Hill Rd. 
New Windsor, NY 12553

Rockland County Police and Public Safety Academy
50 Sanatorium Road, Building G
Pomona, NY 10970

S & H Uniform
1 Aqueduct Road
White Plains, NY 10606

Shoprite Supermarkets
2333 Nott Street E.
Schenectady, NY 12309

Town of Irondequoit
1280 Titus Ave.
Rochester, NY 14617

Uncle Giuseppe’s       
2330 Hempstead Turnpike
East Meadow, NY 11554

Village of Chestnut Ridge
277 Old Nyack Turnpike
Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977

Wegmans Food Markets, Inc.
651 Dick Road
Depew, NY 14043