Farmingville, NY - Councilman Michael Loguercio, Town Board liaison to the Division of Human Services, recently participated in a video promoting Disability Employment Awareness at The Home Depot in Patchogue. The video was co-produced by the Town’s Division of Public Information and the Disability Task Force to generate awareness and recognize “Ken’s Krew” for providing job placement, training, and support for individuals with neurodevelopmental disabilities in competitive employment. Through their time-tested model of one-on-one skills assessment, vocational training, job access and continuous support, “Ken’s Krew” helps individuals perform at their highest levels in jobs at the Home Depot and CVS Caremark Pharmacies.
Councilman Loguercio said, “Thank you to Ken’s Krew and The Home Depot for being good neighbors and providing jobs for people who may be 'differently-abled.’ A good job goes a long way in helping young people gain independence, accomplishment, and the feeling of pride along with a paycheck. I commend the Town’s Disability Task Force for their efforts to generate awareness and promote the employment opportunities for our residents of all abilities.”
Pictured at left are (left to right) Councilman Michael Loguercio; Suffolk County Vocational Coordinator for “Ken’s Krew,” Alana Doran; and The Home Depot Patchogue Store Manager, Paul Belmonte. To watch the video, “Celebrate Disability Employment Awareness,” visit the Town website. Pictured at right shows behind the scene during the video production at The Home Depot in Patchogue.
About the Town of Brookhaven’s Disabilities Task Force
In 2014, Supervisor Edward Romaine and the Town Board passed a resolution establishing the Town of Brookhaven’s Disability Task Force. Persons with disabilities and their families or care givers face daily challenges and the mission of the Brookhaven Disability Task Force is to provide the Town Board with information and recommendations that will help the Town in its efforts to develop programs and improve facilities in order to accommodate and offer equal opportunities for residents with special needs and allow them to be active members of our community. For more information, call 631-451-6600 or go to the Town website.