The Cody Center collaborates with various organizations to aid those who have autism spectrum and related developmental disabilities in secured employment.
Whether a young adult is approaching completion of high school, enrolled in college, seeking employment for the first time or currently employed and looking for more rewarding employment it is important to have experienced vocational support. Two organizations that provide vocational assistance are VESID and the Suffolk County One-Stop Resource Center / Disability Navigator.
VESID (Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities)
VESID is part of the NY State Education Department and helps people with all types of disabilities who want to go to work. They provide support such as assessments, career counseling, training and job coaches. For more information call 1-800-222-JOBS or go to http://www.vesid.nysed.gov/do/locations.htm and look up the VESID location nearest you.
Suffolk County One-Stop Employment Center / Disability Program Navigator
This fully integrated One-Stop Center is designed to help employers meet their workforce needs and help unemployed, underemployed and emerging workers attain the skill they need to access, and advance within the workplace. The center provides workshops, computer stations, resume assistance and resource rooms all focused on securing employment. For more information contact Disability Program Navigator Alice Young at 631-853-6775 or via email email@example.com.