New York State Education Department: Adult Career and Continuing Education Services
89 Washington Avenue
Albany New York 1 12234
(518) 474 1711
Debora Brown-Johnson, ACCES Assistant Commissioner, 518 473 1626
Kevin Smith, ACCES Deputy Commissioner, 518 474 2714
Christopher Suriano, Assistant Commissioner, Office of Special Education
- Daily Living Skills/Independent Living Skills Training
- Administers 38 Independent Living Centers (private, community-based, non-residential).
- Education Services
- Adult Education Programs and Policy (AEPP); General Educational Development (GED); Bureau of Proprietary School Supervision (BPSS); Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities (VESID)
- Employment/Job Training
- Offers service programs for employment, including vocational assessment, counseling, transition from school to work, job training and placement, job follow-up. Monitors Long Term Sheltered Employment programs.