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.

2023 NDEAM Winners

National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) is observed every October. The 2023 NDEAM theme is, "Advancing Access and Equity" 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 2023 Statewide and Regional winners.

Congratulations to all the WINNERS!

Statewide Winners

Employer with 500 or more employees working at site:

Visions Federal Credit Union
24 McKinley Ave
Endicott, NY 13760

Employer with 100-499 employees working at site:

4120 Palisades Center Drive
West Nyack, NY 10994

Employer with 25 to 99 employees working at site:

Sodexo at SUNY Oneonta
72 Bugbee Road
Oneonta, NY 13820

Employer with 24 or fewer employees working at site:

Neighborhood Redemption Center, Inc
2 Badger Ave
Endicott, NY 13760

Collaborative practices and innovative career pathways:

Paper Alternative Solutions
1800 Clark Street
Endicott, NY 13760

Youth engagement and career readiness:

Binghamton Black Bears
1 Stewart Street
Binghamton, NY 13901

Regional Winners

1872 Café
431 West Main St
Rochester, NY 14608

395 Ninth Avenue
New York, NY 10001

1500 Vanderbilt Ave.
North Tonawanda, NY 14120

AVI Food Systems
200 Willoughby Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11205

Bates Troy
151 Laurel Ave
Binghamton, NY 13905

Beckerle Lumber Supply Co., Inc.
3 Chestnut St.
PO Box 649
Spring Valley, NY 10977

Broome-Tioga BOCES
435 Glenwood Road
Binghamton, NY 13905

County of Rockland Dept of General Services (DGS) Facilities Management
50 Sanatorium Road Building A
Pomona, NY 10970

Courtyard by Marriott
1 Courthouse Drive
Central Islip, NY 11722

Department of Public Works
659 East Main Street
Little Falls, NY 13365

Enterprise -Rent-A -Car
324 E. Main Street
Smithtown, NY 11787

Fluid Metering Inc
5 Aerial Way, Suite 500
Syosset, NY 11791

Foltsbook Center Rehabilitation and Nursing
104 North Washington St
Herkimer, NY 13350

Gap - Old Navy
1516 Broadway
New York, NY 10036

Good Samaritan Hospital
255 Lafayette Ave
Suffern, NY 10901

1140 Western Turnpike
Esperance, NY 12066

Harris Hill Nursing Facility, LLC
10 W. Ramapo Road
Garnerville, NY 10923

Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
104 North Washington St
Herkimer, NY 13350

Hill & Markes, Inc.
1997 State Highway 5S
Amsterdam, NY 12010

Hilton Garden Inn
30 Celebration Dr
Rochester, NY 14620

Human Technology Corporation
2260 Dwyer Avenue
Utica, NY 13501

1 Legoland Blvd
Goshen, NY 10924

Lutheran Home of Central New York
108 Utica Street
Clinton, NY 13323

Monroe County
39 W. Main St
Rochester, NY 14614

Niskayuna Co-op Community Market
2227 Nott Street
Niskayuna, NY 12309

6367 Dean Parkway
Ontario, NY 14519

Prescription Center
296 Rte 59
Tallman, NY 10982

Price Chopper Middletown
511 Schutt Rd ext.
Middletown, NY 10940

Racanelli Construction
1895 Walt Whitman Road
Melville, NY 11747

Regal Cinema Nanuet
6201 Fashion Drive
Nanuet, NY 10954

Resource Center for Independent Living
131 Genesee Street
Utica, NY 13503

Samaritan Village
138-03 Queens Boulevard
Briarwood, NY 11435

Shop Rite of Vails Gate
384 Windsor Highway
Vails Gate, NY 12584

Texas Roadhouse
4511 Commercial Drive
New Hartford , NY 13413

The Binghamton Country Club
1401 Robinson Hill Road
Endwell, NY 13760

The Center for Career Freedom
185 Maple Ave. Ste #124
White Plains, NY 10601

The W Group Nursing Home
6355 Broadway
Bronx, NY 10471

Tioga Downs Casino and Resort – Achieve
2384 W. River Road
Nichols, NY 13812

Tree Town Café
745 Penfield Rd
Rochester, NY 14625

UHS Ideal Senior Living Center
508 High Ave
Endicott, NY 13760

Uncle Giuseppe’s
1108 NY Route 112
Port Jefferson, NY 11776

205 South Caroline Street
Herkimer, NY 13350

201 South James Street
Rome, NY 13440

901 Boulevard E
Yaphank, NY 11980

Wegmans Perinton Grocery Store
6600 Pittsford- Palmyra Rd
Fairport, NY 14450

White Plains Hospital
41 East Post Rd
White Plains, NY 10601

Wildlife Conservation Society – New York Bronx Zoo
2300 Southern Boulevard
Bronx, NY 10460