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NYSID jobs well done satisfy state and local government procurement needs with approved goods and services, creating NYS taxpayers and sustaining NYS communities!

    My WORK, My SERVICES, My CHOICE: NYSID and Workers With Disabilities
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    Pictured l-r: Congressman Paul Tonko is all smiles with Amy Levandosky and Russell Porath from NYSID member agency Liberty ARC during New York Day on Capitol Hill


    Preferred Source workers from across New York State joined NYSID staff on visits to members of the US Senate and House of Representatives in Washington DC to advocate for choice in employment opportunities and service providers during New York Day on Capitol Hill on June 14.

    Six NYSID member agencies - AHRC New York City, The Arc of Livingston-Wyoming, Center for Disability Services, Heritage Centers, Liberty ARC and The Osborne Association - including several individuals with disabilities who have been honored by NYSID in recent years, accompanied NYSID staff to our nation's capital. Continue Reading...

    NYSID Participates in "Town Hall" with Office of General Services

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    At a "Town Hall" held in Albany during NY GovBuy, NYSID members from across the state called upon the New York State Office of General Services (OGS) to improve the price application approval process for Preferred Source contracts, which has been both minimally defined and cumbersome for several years. Continue Reading...



    NYSID Redesignated as the Facilitating Agency for Individuals with Disabilities

    NYSID was recently re-designated by the Commissioner of the New York State Education Department (NYSED), pursuant to Section 162(6)(e) of the New York State Finance Law, as the facilitator of service contracts and purchase orders for individuals with disabilities throughout New York State.

    "After more than 40 successful years, we are happy to continue to be the facilitator, on behalf of our members and the individuals they support, for the commodity and services contracts which provide livelihoods for New Yorkers with disabilities, while serving the needs of government procurement agencies," said Ron Romano, NYSID president and CEO. "We look forward to another 40 years!"

    Stratton VA Medical Center, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve,
    Battle Buddy Centers Highlight NYSID Veterans' Summit

    On the day the U.S. Army celebrated its 242nd birthday and the nation observed Flag Day, NYSID hosted its quarterly Veterans' Summit at its Albany office. Summit presenters included:

    Maureen Corbett, vocational program manager; and Penny Deasy, social worker, Compensated Work Therapy (CWT) vocational programs, Albany Stratton VA Medical Center. Continue Reading...


    NYSID Warehouse Program - "We Deliver!" - Hits It Out of the Park


    More than a decade since its debut shipment, NYSID's warehousing center has proven to be a successful example of member agency cooperation and customer satisfaction.

    "Establishing a warehouse and distribution center over a decade ago is one of the best things that NYSID ever did in support of its commodity-producing members and customers,- said Ron Romano, NYSID's president & CEO. "It shows our level of commitment to the employment of individuals with significant challenges." Continue Reading...