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Source AmericaCreating Employment opportunities and platforms for people with significant disabilities to be seen and heard.. and hired.

NYSID LogoTurning business opportunities into JOBS for New Yorkers with disabilities. For more than 35 years, NYSID has been meeting the purchasing needs of state and local government agencies while advancing employment for New Yorkers with disabilities.
Under the legislatively-mandated New York State Preferred Source Program, NYSID acts as a "virtual storefront" for a statewide network of 165 community rehabilitation agencies and private sector business partners to employ skilled people with disabilities in production facilities and community-based jobs.

To learn more about NYSID, please visit one of their sites below:


Founded in 1977, NYSACRA originally afforded not-for-profit service provider agencies with the opportunity to meet and share ideas and information while the development of community residences for people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities was in its infancy. NYSACRA also began providing an important public voice representing the needs of its members at the federal, state, and local levels; vital work we continue to this day.
Since the seventies, however, the service delivery system for people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities has changed dramatically. From virtually no choices to an array of opportunities for those with a variety of disabilities, NYSACRA now represents more than 200 not-for-profit service provider agencies with a combined workforce of approximately 70,000 employees. To learn more please visit their web site -

OPWDD LogoThe New York State Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) is responsible for coordinating services for more than 126,000 New Yorkers with developmental disabilities, including intellectual disabilities, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, autism spectrum disorders, and other disabilities. It provides services directly and through a network of approximately 700 nonprofit service providing agencies, with about 80 percent of services provided by the private nonprofits and 20 percent provided by state-run services. To learn more please visit the OPWDD web site -


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PCSWNY is a collaborative organization established by a group of local nonprofit service providers for people with devel-opmental disabilities, in response to New York State’s People First Waiver program.
The guiding principles of PCS of WNY are simple:

  • Keep the people who are receiving and/or needing services in the forefront of our planning – better outcomes, better supports, person-centered
  • Seek inclusion and diversity in governance and networks along with the capacity to support the entire region
  • Maintain respect for the identity and continuity of all agency participants in the PCSWNY DISCO initiative, while working together toward the best possible regional approach
  • Maintain respect for the values and principles of our various service delivery systems
  • Maintain confidentiality while maintaining openness to sharing of information that is necessary for moving forward in a collaborative manner.

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DDAWNY LogoThe Developmental Disabilities Alliance of Western New York (DDAWNY) is a collaborative group of member voluntary agencies that provide services to people with developmental disabilities.
While honoring individual agency missions, it is the intent of the Alliance to assist agencies to develop relationships, promote unified strategies and share risks for the mutual gain with and for the benefit of people with developmental disabilities. To learn more please visit their web site -

Parent Network of WNY LogoParents helping parents and professionals enable individuals with disabilities to reach their own potential.
Parent Network of WNY is a community resource for families of individuals with special needs and for professionals who work with these families. Parent Net-work's goal is to empower families to successfully advocate for children and young adults with special needs and to see that they receive the care and education the need by offering workshops, conferences,information and referral services and resources.

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West Seneca Chamber of Commerce LogoWest Seneca Chamber of Commerce is the “front door” of the community with its offices located in the Southgate Plaza, 950-A Union Road, West Seneca, New York. Visitors, newcomers, and prospective businesses and industries are welcomed at the Chamber and furnished information about the Town of West Seneca, County of Erie, and the State of NY.
The Chamber was first incorporated in 1940 to promote business and attend to the needs of the community. It is recognized statewide and throughout the Western New York region for its achievements and support of small business. Boasting a current membership of over 260 and continually improving and growing, in December 2011 Business First of Buffalo named the West Seneca Chamber of Commerce as the 14th largest chamber group and the 9th longest running organization in the region. To learn more please visit their web site -

East Aurora Chamber of Commerce Logo

The Greater East Aurora Chamber of Commerce represents over 600 + members in the Village of East Aurora and the towns of Aurora, Colden, Elma, Holland, Marilla and Wales, as well as, business members from additional surrounding communities. Founded 1945 - Incorporated 1954 The mission of the Greater East Aurora Chamber of Commerce is to preserve the competitive enterprise system, encourage growth of business and industry, and to support activities beneficial to the community and all area citizens. To learn more please visit their web site -

Arcade Area Chamber of Commerce Logo

Welcome to one of the fastest growing communities in Western New York. On behalf of the over 350 retail, industrial and service firms that make up the Arcade Area Chamber of Commerce, we invite you to explore our 13 towns and villages and stay a while.
We are located in the center of the beautiful rolling hills of Western New York State. A short drive from both Buffalo and Rochester, the Arcade area provides convenient access to both Northeast and Midwest markets and is less than an hour’s drive from the Canadian bor-der.
The Chamber brings together all business operators in the following communities: Arcade, Bliss, Chaffee, Delevan, Eagle, Freedom, Holland, Java, Machias, Sandusky, Sardinia, Strykersville, & Yorkshire. To learn more please visit their web site -

Eden Chamber of Commerce LogoThe Eden Chamber of Commerce is a non-partisan, non-sectarian, not-for-profit corporation that was created to advance the commercial, industrial, civic and farming interests of the Town of Eden.
The Chamber is staffed by volunteers. A nine-member Board of Directors is elected from the general membership and serves staggered three-year terms of office. Through monthly meetings they work to establish policies and programs that will be beneficial to Eden's business community. Other volunteers serve on committees that oversee particular areas of concern. To learn more please visit their web site -