Careers for People with Disabilities
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