To assist people with disabilities obtain their optimum occupational goals.
We will create opportunities and environments that empower people with disabilities to choose, get, and keep the job of their choice.
We provide personalized employment programs for individuals with disabilities & offer business solutions to those in Chemung, Steuben, Schuyler & Tioga Counties.
Capabilities has been operating as a not-for-profit organization in Elmira, NY since 1955 and was incorporated in 1956. The idea came from the concern of community members who saw persons with disabilities not being employed due to impairments related to a disability.
The idea turned into reality when community members, such as those belonging to the Elmira Rotary Club, formed a work group to raise money, build a building, and create a program. Our mission has essentially been the same since the doors first opened.
NYSID is proud of its job creation mission and the thousands of lives touched over time.