You can get information about employment programs for people with disabilities, including:

  • 55-a Program
  • Vocational and Educational Services

Learn more about employment for people with disabilities.

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) has launched NYC: ATWORK, the first public-private partnership for employment for New Yorkers with disabilities.

As a part of this initiative, the program has put together a Business Development Council (BDC). The BDC is a coalition of over 60 businesses from public and private sectors looking to hire people with disabilities to fill entry and managerial positions.

Resources available for jobseekers include:

  • Professional Connections:
    • Employment opportunities within the BDC
    • Employment opportunities within City government (55-a)
    • Targeted recruitment events held by employers
  • Professional Development:
    • Guidance on resumes and cover letters
    • Employer feedback on relevant job applications
    • Employer-led skills workshops
    • Practice interviews (with feedback)
    • Disclosure and reasonable accommodations
  • Exploratory Opportunities:
    • Informational interviews for potential careers
    • Career mentoring days (job shadowing)

Learn more about NYC: ATWORK.

The Adult Career and Continuing Education Services-Vocational Rehabilitation program (ACCES-VR) helps individuals with disabilities find and maintain employment through a range of vocational and independent living services.

ACCES-VR was formerly known as the Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities (VESID) program.

You can learn about the program and get New York City 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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