On October 2, 2014, AHRC New York City’s Employment and Business Services Department held an event at the New York Stock Exchange, celebrating National Disability Employment Awareness Month, (NDEAM). The event also recognized the many partnerships AHRC NYC has with businesses across the city that employ the people we support.

With a playful theme based on a popular board game, the event encouraged attendees to raise their chances of obtaining raffle prizes by engaging with Account Executives from AHRC NYC’s Employment and Business Services department, visiting invited business representatives, and other networking activities.

Speaking to an audience made up of representatives from various New York-area businesses, Mike Decker, Chief Operating Officer, noted the vast changes seen in the field of services for people with disabilities during its 66 years of existence. “Our founders had high aspirations,” he said, “but never would have dreamed that from humble beginnings we would have people working at the New York Stock Exchange.”