Careers for People with Disabilitites
401 Columbus Avenue
Valhalla, NY 10595
Contact Person: Tina Cornish-Lauria
Phone Number: (914) 741-8500
Fax Number: (914) 741-6901
Web address:
Number of Yrs in Service: 25

CAREERS for People with Disabilities, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to find productive employment for individuals with learning, developmental, psychiatric and/or physical disabilities; provide extensive on-the-job training and outgoing support services; educate employers and the community about the benefits of hiring workers with disabilities; and form effective partnerships with employees, employers and families. Founded in 1987 by parents concerned with the shortage of employment opportunities for individuals with  disabilities, CAREERS' fundamental goal is to assist its clients in achieving the satisfaction of sustained, gainful employment within their communities.


 Disabilities Served:


Hearing Impaired x Visually Impaired x
Emotional / Psychiatric x Traumatic Brain Injured x
Developmental Disabilities x Physical Disabilities x
Learning Disabilities x Autism x
Medically Fragile x
Other Disabilities:


Ages Served:

0 to 5   22 to 65 x
6 to 21 (16+ must be of working age) x 65 and over x

Recreation Services Provided:

Arts   Team Sports  
Biking    Tennis  
Camps   Theater  
Dance   Videography  
Horseback Riding   Wheelchair Sports  
Martial Arts   Writing  
Music   Yoga  
Social   Swimming  
Other Recreation:


Education Services Provided:

Early Intervention   High School  
Pre-School   Post Secondary  
Elementary/Middle School   Pre-Vocational  
Professional   Assessments  
Other Education:  School-to-Work Transition Program


Transportation Services Provided:

Public   Travel Training x
Other Transportation: By local public school district.


Housing Services Provided:

Group Homes   Supported Apartments  
Other Housing:


Legal / Support / Advocacy Services Provided:

Guardianship   Assessments  
Pooled Trusts   Disability Rights Advocacy  
Supplemental Needs Trust   Disability Support Groups  
School Advocacy   Sexuality Awareness Counseling  
Other Legal / Support / Advocacy Services:

Medical Services Services Provided:

Clinical Services   Nutrition Counseling  
Dental   Psychiatric Psychological Services  
Adaptive Technology   Speech Therapy  
Occupational Therapy   Physical Therapy  
Other Medical Services:

Vocational Services Services Provided:


Diagnostic Vocational Evaluation   Sheltered Employment  
Vocational Training x Supported Employment x
Pre-Vocational Training x Competitive Employment x
Vocational Counseling x    
Other Vocational Services:  Workforce Readiness Classes