The Center’s Vocational Support Services are growing and currently supports over fifty (50) individuals who are active participants in vocational experiences & competitively employed in the community.

The Center's Vocational Support Services (VSS) is currently partnered with over thirty (30) employers, and has developed strong relationships with an additional sixteen (16) community-based businesses that are utilized as internship and assessment sites.

VSS provides support needed to individuals with an I/DD, who are 21 years or older, who have a desire to obtain beneficial employment opportunities in the community. 


The average length of employment for individuals in VSS is ten (10) years, with a range from several months to twenty-eight (28) years on the job.

Employers include:

  • Craft Stores
  • Nursery
  • Office Supply
  • Movie Theaters
  • Schools
  • Colleges
  • Hospitals
  • Physician’s Office
  • Assisted Living Facility
  • Libraries
  • Grocery Stores
  • Bookstores
  • Florist
  • Restaurants
  • Bike Shop
  • Manufacturing and Assembly Plants
  • Municipalities
  • Local Legislators
  • Many more!

Positions include:

  • Clerical
  • Mechanical Assembly
  • Stock/Inventory
  • Maintenance
  • Merchandising
  • Customer Service
  • Bagging
  • Greeter
  • Library Page
  • Entertainer
  • Usher
  • Floral Assistant
  • Data Entry
  • Mail Clerk
  • Chef Assistant
  • Inventory Control
  • Dining Room Attendant
  • Drive Through Beverage Maker
  • Many more!


Satisfied Employers  Successful Employees



Vocational Support Services Success Stories

Nicole's Dream Job Come True
Sonja Channels All Her Energy Into Industry
Stephen Finds His Niche and Makes His Mark
Billy's Long Term Commitment
Lorraine Achieves Her Lifelong Goal of Becoming a Working Woman



As a testament to our success, the people we support and the companies they work for have been recognized for their hard work and contributions through Employee of the Month Awards, Steller Services Awards, Safety Awards, Longevity Awards, Customer Service Awards, Employer of the Year and Employer/Partner Appreciation Awards.


New York State Works for Me Winner Nicole Perlongo and Island Trees Public Library

Kenny Altieri, Joshua Streiner, Joseph Mangiaracina and Angela Wright Nassau University Medical Center Employees of the Month



Laurie Maitland and Atria Senior Living New York State Works for Me Runner Up

Irene Getto, Associate of the Month Michaels Arts and Crafts 

Caitlin Wilkenshoff with Candy and Steve Dubner Heritage Farm and Garden Partner Appreciation Award

Anthony McAllister, Longevity Award TARGET 15 years


~Celebrating Partnerships~