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Kearns to host annual fall DisAbility awareness event


Tue, Oct 11th 2022 02:35 pm

County Clerk seeks to foster awareness and inclusion with auto bureau outreach

Erie County Clerk Michael P. Kearns and the Erie County Office for People with Disabilities will hold a special DisAbility Awareness Outreach Day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at the Erie County Auto Bureau located in the Eastern Hills Mall, 4545 Transit Road, Williamsville. Those interested should use the main entrance by Duff’s. No appointment is required.

Individuals with disabilities and their families will be able to obtain state-issued picture identification through the Erie County Auto Bureau, and be assisted with other matters pertaining to the Department of Motor Vehicles. 

“October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month,” Kearns said. “We want to assist those with disabilities obtain government-issued identification so, when an employment opportunity presents itself, they are prepared with the required ID to accept the job. With encouragement and opportunities, I believe inclusion is within everyone's ability.”

The Erie County Office for People with Disabilities will also be on hand to disseminate information and provide an understanding of how the county can assist with identifying opportunities and services available to all residents who are disabled, and their family members, too.

Individuals interested in obtaining a driver’s license, an enhanced license, REAL ID or a non-driver identification are required to bring the following documents as proof of identification: original or certified copy of birth certificate, and original Social Security card.

A complete checklist of documents required by the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles can be found at erie.gov/clerk/autobureau, or call the Erie County Clerk’s Outreach Center at 716-858-8864. Those who require a reasonable accommodation can contact the Erie County Office for People with Disabilities at 716-858-6215.

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