Adult Career and Continuing Education Services-Vocational Rehabilitation (ACCES-VR) starts with the presumption that all individuals with disabilities can benefit from vocational rehabilitation services and should have opportunities to work in jobs integrated within their communities. Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors guide individuals through service programs they need to reach their employment goal.
The New York State Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) is responsible for coordinating services for nearly 140,000 New Yorkers with developmental disabilities, including intellectual disabilities, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, autism spectrum disorders, Prader-Willi syndrome and other neurological impairments. It provides services directly and through a network of approximately 650 nonprofit service providing agencies, with about 80 percent of services provided by the private nonprofits and 20 percent provided by state-run services.
Able-Ride is a shared-ride, door-to-door, paratransit bus service for people with disabilities. It’s transportation for those unable to use fixed-route bus service. Able-Ride provides trips that start and end within ¾ of a mile of fixed-route service that is operating at the time the customer wishes to travel. Request for service that starts or ends outside of the ¾ mile area cannot be accepted.
To find out if your address is within the Able Ride service area, please call 1-516-228-4000.