There are employment programs available to people with disabilities.

This includes:

  • 55-a Program
  • Job and Education Services

Learn more about these employment programs.

You can get information about non-competitive employment for people with disabilities.


Learn about the 55-a program.

By Phone

  • Agency: Department of Citywide Administrative Services
  • Division: 55a Program
  • Phone Number: (212) 386-1701
  • Business Hours: Monday - Friday: 8 AM - 5 PM

The Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities (MOPD) launched NYC: ATWORK. As part of this initiative, the program put together the Business Development Council (BDC).

The Business Develpment Council (BDC) is a partnership of over 60 businesses.

These businesses are looking to fill:

  • Entry-level jobs
  • Manager positions

They are from the public and private sector.

Resources available for job seekers include:

  • Jobs within the BDC and City government (55-a)
  • Recruitment events held by employers
  • Guidance on resumes and cover letters
  • Employer feedback on relevant job applications
  • Employer-led skills workshops
  • Practice interviews (with feedback)
  • Disclosure and reasonable accommodations
  • Informational interviews to learn about careers
  • Career mentoring days (job shadowing)

Learn more about NYC: ATWORK.

This program helps people with disabilities find and maintain employment.

This is through a range of:

  • Vocational services
  • Independent living services

ACCES-VR was formerly known as the VESID program.

You can learn about the program and get NYC office locations.


Learn more about ACCES-VR.

Find district office locations.

By Phone

  • Agency: New York State Education Department
  • Division: Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities
  • Phone Number: (800) 222-5627
  • Business Hours: Monday - Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM

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