AIM Independent Living Center employs Peer Integration Specialists who work with consumers in the state’s Adult Career and Continuing Education Services-Vocational Rehabilitation (ACCES-VR) employment programs.

Peer Specialists share their own experiences with disability and employment to help ACCES-VR consumers prepare for — and successfully maintain — jobs in the community.

Peer Specialists provide advocacy, information and referral, and independent living skills training.

They help people with disabilities identify and remove barriers to employment.

They also help their peers secure reasonable accommodations and understand their rights. 

Peer Integration services are free of charge. 

For more information, contact Peer Integration Coordinator Jessica Farin at (607) 962-8225, ext. 144 or Peer Integration Specialist Joe Coffey at (607) 962-8225, ext. 155.