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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
    Visit Washington for 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...

    Journey Along the Erie Canal Gives Meaning to Miles Across NYS

    For the fifth consecutive year, John Robinson and Doug Hamlin led Journey Along the Erie Canal, a 370-mile, 12-day bicycle ride across upstate New York via the scenic and historic Erie Canalway Trail. NYSID was once again the proud video sponsor.

    Journey Along the Erie Canal began June 26 in Buffalo's Canal Side Park and concluded July 7 at Jennings Landing in Albany. As the tour made its way across New York, numerous NYSID member agencies and other supporters of inclusive communities for the people NYSID serves joined John and Doug for parts of the trip, as the two men rode using specialized hand cycles. Continue Reading...


    Sixth Annual NYSID Night at "The Joe" Was a Grand Slam!


    Thanks to everyone who joined us for our sixth annual NYSID Night at "The Joe" in appreciation for all of the services NYSID staff and our member agencies provide.

    We were joined at Joseph L. Bruno Stadium - aka "The Joe," on the campus of Hudson Valley Community College - by folks from the Capital Region Miracle League, with whom we worked on NYSID WORKS! 2. 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 Members Walk the Walk in NYC's Disability Pride Parade

    New York City proudly continued its celebration of disability rights and inclusion with New York City's 3rd Annual Disability Pride Parade, and Spectrum Designs Foundation played a prominent role in the inspirational event.

    The NYSID member agency has provided the t-shirts since the Disability Pride Parade began in 2015, according to Tim Howe, chief operating officer of Spectrum Designs Foundation. 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!"