Developing a path to employment for New Yorkers with disabilities

Through research, policy analysis, training, and technical assistance, the New York Makes Work Pay Initiative provides policy and practice solutions to address New York State's estimated 70% of working-age people with disabilities who are not employed.

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Reference Desk

Find information and resources for:   New Yorkers with Disabilities  |   Employers  |   Service Providers  |   Policy Makers

Medicaid Buy-In Program for Working People with Disabilities Online Guide
The MBI-WPD is a program that allows individuals with disabilities to work and get or keep Medicaid.

WIIN Geo Map
View the Work Incentives Information Network (WIIN) Geo Map for certified benefits and work incentives specialists in New York State.

High Growth Industries Tool
The High Growth Industries Tool provides information about 70 high growth occupations in New York State.

PASS Online
A Plan for Achieving Self Support (PASS) is an SSI work incentive that lets you use your own income or assets to help you reach your work goals. Passonline.org will help you write your PASS.

Disability Service Locator
Use the Disability Services Locator to quickly and easily identify services and other supports in New York State which help people with disabilities move toward employment.

SSA Glossary
A helpful guide to Social Security Administration's disability, return to work and work incentive programs.
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Employer Online Tutorial
This online program has been designed to help employers build powerful strategies, practices and partnerships for disability inclusive workplaces.

Medicaid Buy-In Program for Working People with Disabilities Online Guide
The MBI-WPD is a program that allows individuals with disabilities to work and get or keep Medicaid.

Placement Consortia Directory and Map
The Consortia Directory and Map provides employers an online directory of local resources to find qualified employees with disabilities.

AskEARN
The Employer Assistance and Resource Network (EARN) is a resource for employers seeking to recruit, hire, and retain qualified employees with disabilities.

DBTAC-Northeast
The DBTAC-Northeast ADA Center provides information, referrals, resources, and training on equal opportunity for people with disabilities and on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).


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BeneQual
Benequal is an organizational assessment tool designed to assist benefits and work incentives assistance programs assess the efficacy of the services and supports they deliver.

WorkQual
WorkQual is an organizational assessment tool designed to assist community rehabilitation programs, work centers and affirmative businesses serving individuals with disabilities evaluate the quality of their vocational rehabilitation services.

High Growth Industries Tool
The High Growth Industries Tool provides information about 70 high growth occupations in New York State.

Service Provider Online Tutorial
This online program has been designed to help service providers build powerful strategies, practices and partnerships for disability inclusive workplaces.

WIIN Geo Map
View the Work Incentives Information Network (WIIN) Geo Map for certified benefits and work incentives specialists in New York State.

SSA Glossary
A helpful guide to Social Security Administration's disability, return to work and work incentive programs.
PDF  |  HTML


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2011 New York State Disability and Employment Status Report
This report provides relevant and up-to-date information regarding disability and employment in New York State.

WIIN Geo Map
View the Work Incentives Information Network (WIIN) Geo Map for certified benefits and work incentives specialists in New York State.

New York State Partners in Policy Making
Partners in Policymaking is an innovative national model of leadership training for people with developmental disabilities, parents and family members.

SSA Glossary
A helpful guide to Social Security Administration's disability, return to work and work incentive programs.
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New York State Office of Mental Health Burton Blatt Institute Employment and Disability Institute