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October 2021 Newsletter – NYSCAA

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NYSCAA newsletter – October 2021
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NYSCAA News

A Word from NYSCAA’s CEO
Read about changes in leadership at several NY CAAs and wrap-up from the 2021 NYSCAA and NYSWDA Annual Conference.

Highlights from Our Agencies
  • Community Action Partnership for Dutchess County, Inc (CAPDC) named "Nonprofit of the Year" by Think Dutchess Alliance for Business!
  • Economic Opportunity Council of Suffolk, Inc (EOC) Discusses Community Programs on the Local Radio and Hosts Events Celebrating National Coming Out Day and Women Veterans
  • Regional Economic Community Action Program Inc. (RECAP) Raising Money on the Green at their Annual Golf Tournament
Monthly’s Myth Series

MYTH: It would be expensive to hire people with disabilities. - FALSE!
Fact: According to an updated study by the Job Accommodation Network (JAN), the employers participating in this survey reported 56% of accommodations cost absolutely nothing to implement, while the rest of the accommodations made had a typical cost of only $500.

In honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, it's important to discuss the intersection of poverty and disability.  Employment is an empowering step towards financial independence for those seeking reasonable accommodations and over the many years of JAN surveys, the results have consistently shown that the benefits these employers reported they received from making workplace accommodations far outweigh the associated costs...

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