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Kearns to Host Fall DisAbility Awareness Event

County Clerk Fosters Awareness with Auto Bureau Outreach

Erie County, NY- Erie County Clerk Michael P. Kearns and the Erie County Office for People with Disabilities will be holding a special DisAbility Awareness Day on Saturday, October 21st from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm at the Erie County Auto Bureau located in the Sheridan Plaza at 2309 Eggert Road in the Town of Tonawanda. No appointment is required for this community outreach event.

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,” stated Kearns. “My office continues to focus on inclusion and equity when it comes to assisting individuals with a disability in obtaining government issued identification so when an employment opportunity presents itself they are prepared with the required ID to accept the job” Kearns continued, “With encouragement and opportunities, I believe inclusion in the workplace is within everyone's ability.”

The Erie County Office for People with Disabilities will also be on hand to share information and provide a thorough understanding of how the county can assist with identifying opportunities and services available to all residents who are disabled and their family members. If you need to coordinate a reasonable accommodation, please contact the Erie County Office for People with Disabilities at 716-858-6215.

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 or call the Erie County Clerk’s Outreach Center at 716-858-8864.