Pre-vocational Services

Gateway Community Industries provides Pre-Vocational Services to qualified individuals who receive New York State Medicaid Benefits and meet the criteria for the Home and Community Based Waiver. "Pre-Vocational Services" are aimed at preparing individuals for paid or unpaid employment. Individuals learn to develop skills such as good work habits, staying on task and interpersonal relationships. Pre-Vocational services are delivered within our Center-Based Work environment. Person-centered goals are developed in a team environment headed by a pre-vocational counselor. Individuals learn concepts such as:

  • Communication Skills
  • Teamwork
  • Attendance & Punctuality
  • Following Instructions
  • Positive Peer Interaction
  • Dress and Hygiene for the Workplace
  • Cooperative Work Effort
  • Task Completion
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Eligibility Requirements
  • Diagnosis of a Developmental Disability as Defined by NYS Mental Health Law
  • Eligible for New York State Medicaid Services
  • Enrollment in or Eligibility for Home & Community Based Waiver

For More Information About Our Pre-Vocational Services, Please Contact
Victoria Gore at
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(845) 331-1261  ext 252