Job Path services are available to New York City residents 18 or older who have a documented developmental disability, such as autism, intellectual disability, epilepsy, cerebral palsy, or a traumatic brain injury incurred before age 22.
- For Employment Services, individuals must be enrolled in ACCES-VR and, if possible, OPWDD. Job Path staff can help with the enrollment process.
- For Community Connections and Supported Living Services, individuals must have Medicaid and OPWDD eligibility and be enrolled in a Care Coordination Organization.
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about Job Path’s application process.
Carolann Granata, Intake Coordinator (Video)
Listen to her explain the process
Acces-VR is New York State’s federally-funded vocational rehabilitation agency. Acces-VR helps people with disabilities find the training and supports they need to obtain employment. Many employment programs require you to have an open case with ACCES-VR. To learn more and apply for services, visit:
Care Coordination Organizations
After obtaining OPWDD Eligibility, you will need to find a Care Manager/Coordinator. There are three Care Coordination Organizations (CCOs) in New York City. Their contact information is listed below:
Advanced Care Alliance: 833-692-2269
Care Design New York: 518-235-1888
Tri-County Care: 844-504-8400
New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD)
Establishing OPWDD eligibility allows you to obtain an array of services and supports, including Job Path’s Employment, Community Connections and Supported Living programs. Once you have OPWDD eligibility, you can choose a Care Coordination Organization that can assist you to find services. To learn more and apply for eligibility, visit:
Most people with developmental disabilities are entitled to a reduced-fare metrocard. To learn more and apply, visit :