Desktop Resource Guide for Job Seekers with Disabilities (2014)


The Disability Resource Coordinator on staff can assist with:

  *Social Security Work Incentives *Benefits Planning Assistance *Medicaid Buy-In Program *Work-Site Accommodations


The DRC can provide job placement assistance, help identifying barriers, assist with resume development, interview preparation, career guidance including ONET research, and provide information for other community resources/supports.







Vocational assessment, vocational counseling, assistance with transition from school to the world of work, job training and placement and other services to support the individual’s employment objective.


ACCES-VR (845) 454-8388 Main Number to schedule Community Informational Meeting

CBVH (Commission for the Blind and Visually Handicapped)

CBVH Mission: To enhance employability, to maximize independence, and to assist in the development of the capacities and strengths of people who are blind and visually impaired.


(914) 993-5370 to schedule an appointment 


To apply for SSI or SSDI

SSI is a needs based program based on income and resources often used by individuals with little or no work experience administered by the Social Security Office.   SSDI is Social Security is for individuals with an individual that significantly impacts their ability to work and have earned credits through work record.


To apply you can call

1-800-772-1213 or go in person to the Social Security Office 3rd Floor 3 Washington Center

Newburgh, NY


JAN (Job Accommodations Network)

A free consulting service designed to increase the employability of individuals with disabilities by: providing individualized worksite accommodations solutions, to provide technical assistance regarding the ADA and legislation and educating callers about self employment options.




Child Care Council

Information and referrals to local child care and early education programs.  Child care centers, nursery schools, summer camps.


(845) 294-4012




Child Support Services

Locate absent parents, establish paternity and obtain support of children




Orange County NY DD Connection

Several programs serve families with young children who have developmental disabilities. 

(845) 291-2600



Legal Aid Society

Protection and Advocacy Project provides free legal representation for people with disabilities concerning their rights.


(845) 562-1333

Housing Resource             Center

Housing Assistance

DSS – 280 Broadway, Newburgh (845) 561-1665

HONORehg – 38 Seward, Middletown (845) 343-7115

Food Stamps

Provides federal food stamp benefits that can be used to buy food.

(845) 346-1120

Apply online:


Benefit Planning

How will SSI or SSDI be impacted when you return to work?

Contact Disability Resource Coordinator(845) 346-1321


Low income families to meet home energy costs

(845) 291-4000


Transportation Service for the Disabled

(845) 615-3850

NY Prescription Discount Card

Save up to 75% of the prescription medication cost

(800) 931-2297

NY Bridge Plan

Health insurance to people with pre-existing conditions who are currently uninsured

Medicaid Buy-In

For Working People with Disabilities

Contact Disability Resource Coordinator (845) 346-1321


Health Insurance

  • Healthy NY 1-888-215-4045
  • Affinity 1-866-206-1775
  • Fidelis 1-888-343-3547
  • Child Health Plus 1-877-934-7587



Information and Technical Assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act  
  US Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission