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The vocational programs at Abilities, Inc. at The Viscardi Center serve adults with a wide variety of disabilities.  Most candidates are sponsored by ACCES-VR (formerly known as VESID), a part of the New York State Education Department.  Individuals who are sponsored are not responsible for payment of services. Some of our programs are also available on a fee for services basis. For assistance in getting connected with ACCES-VR, additional information or a tour, please contact Carolina Gutierrez, Intake Specialist, at 516.465.1499.

The first step towards enrolling students in our PROSPER or transitional services programs is for the parent, guardian or student to have a conversation with their local school district about participation. The school district would then contact The Viscardi Center. For additional information, please contact Barry Tussman, Director, Transition Services Program, at 516.465.1529 or

Click here for more information about the admission process for the Henry Viscardi School at The Viscardi Center or contact Diana DeVivio, Superintendent/Principal , at 516.465.1681 or

For information about the programs and services provided by the National Business & Disability Council (NBDC) at The Viscardi Center or membership, please contact Laura M. Francis, Executive Director, National Business & Disability Council at 516.465.1519 or

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Creative Writing Workshop
March 11, 2015

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Viscardi Center

Dinah F. Cohen
Distance Learning Workshop Hosted by NBDC
March 12, 2015

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm