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October 4, 2022

NYS Disability Rights & Employment Awareness Month (DREAM) Symposium

At the the first annual DREAM Symposium, we acknowledged the rights that people with disabilities are entitled to; highlighted the extreme value that disabled New Yorkers bring to the workforce; and assisted in matching prospective qualified candidates with employers. Watch recordings of the opening ceremony and workshops.

About the Office of the Chief Disability Officer

The Office of the Chief Disability Officer (CDO) advocates on behalf of people with disabilities and represents the issues that all people with disabilities face.

The CDO was established in February 2022 when Governor Hochul signed legislation (A.3130 - Steck/S.1836 - Skoufis) into law. 

Advocates have fought for the new CDO since the elimination of the Office of the Advocate for Persons with Disabilities in the 2005-2006 budget.

CDO Staff

Chief Disability Officer

Kimberly Hill

Kim most recently served as the Principal Analyst for the New York State Assembly Standing Committee on People with Disabilities, which focuses primarily on people with intellectual or developmental disabilities. Previously, Kim served as Director of the Assembly Task Force on People with Disabilities, which focused on issues pertaining primarily to people with physical and sensory disabilities.

The Most Integrated Setting Coordinating Council

Providing Services in the Most Integrated Setting

The Most Integrated Setting Coordinating Council (MISCC) is responsible for ensuring that New Yorkers of all ages with physical, intellectual, developmental, and mental health disabilities receive care and services in the most integrated settings appropriate to their individual needs.

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