Valerie Ervay, employment specialist at Capabilities Inc. and Michaleen Lehman, director of outreach at Able2 stop by 18 News Today to discuss developmental disabilities month. March is Developmental Disabilities month and there are services in our area that cater to those living with disabilities.
Capabilities Inc. is an organization that helps those with disabilities find employment in Chemung, Steuben, Schuyler & Tioga Counties.
Able2 provides services and support to people with developmental disabilities. They help create opportunities for them to live successful lives and contribute to the community.
One common myth about those with disabilities is that they are unable to contribute society or gain employment.
The Ticket to Work program is one that combats that myth by helping those who receive benefits such as supplemental security income come off of them and pursue employment. For more information about the Ticket to Work program, you can call Capabilities Inc at 607-734-2006.