New York State Education Department -
Office of Vocational & Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities (VESID)


The Office of Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities (VESID) promotes educational equity and excellence for students with disabilities while ensuring that they receive the rights and protection to which they are entitled; assure appropriate continuity between the child and adult services systems; and provide the highest quality vocational rehabilitation and independent living services to all eligible persons as quickly as those services are required to enable them to work and live independent, self-directed lives.
VESID supports employers of individuals with disabilities by providing training, technical assistance, financial incentives, and tax credits related to the individual VESID-client employee’s needs.


Any business in New York State willing to partner with VESID to provide employment for a VESID client is eligible to participate.


Tobi Bickweat, CRC, LMHC
Statewide Coordinator for Workforce Development & Marketing
NYSVESID Vocational Rehabilitation Training Unit
NYS Education Department
One Commerce Plaza Room 1610
Albany, NY 12234
(518) 473-7630

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