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Forbes Names AHRC Nassau a “Best-In-State Employer”

Forbes Names AHRC Nassau a “Best-In-State Employer”

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AHRC Nassau Named to Forbes 2023 “America’s Best-in-State Employers;” Only Disability Agency Listed Among Top NYS Employers

Forbes 2023 America's Best-in-State Employers

As a CQL with Distinction and Compass agency, AHRC Nassau has been recognized for providing the highest-quality disability supports to Long Islanders with developmental disabilities. Now, AHRC has also been named as one of “America’s Best-In-State Employers” by Forbes alongside exceptional employers across New York State.

As the only disability agency featured, AHRC ranks 41st on a list of 88 top New York employers. Of the four Long Island-based organizations featured, AHRC (#41) was recognized beside Northwell Health (#33), Broadridge Financial (#48) and Adelphi University (#67).

The 2023 “Best-in-State Employers” list was independently developed by Forbes and market research firm Statista Inc. from a survey of 70,000 U.S. workers on topics, including working environment, compensation, diversity, and career advancement. The list comprises nearly 1,400 organizations across multiple sectors with over 500 employees.

“This recognition shows that the mission-centered excellence of nonprofits can create workplaces that are both competitive and inclusive,” said Stanfort J. Perry, CEO, AHRC Nassau. “This is a meaningful outgrowth of the time, commitment and leadership dedicated to creating centers of excellence across our agency. I look forward to continuing to increase recognition of the agency’s mission and the important work ahead.”

Through its $134-million annual operating budget, AHRC Nassau provides residential, day habilitation, vocational and supported employment services for people with developmental disabilities with its 2,000-member workforce.  On Long Island, disability employers currently contribute approximately $2 billion in economic impact, according to a 2021 report from the Rockefeller Institute of Government, commissioned by the New York State Industries for the Disabled, Inc. (NYSID) and the NY Alliance for Inclusion & Innovation.

Recently, AHRC Nassau was also recognized for a second year as a Crain’s New York Business “Diversity Champion” finalist (large organization) for their 2023 “Diversity & Inclusion” Awards.

About Us
AHRC Nassau, a chapter of The Arc New York, is one of the largest agencies in New York State supporting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Based in Nassau County, the nonprofit empowers people to lead fulfilling lives, together with family, friends and community. AHRC’s programs include a wide array of supports for people with disabilities and their families, including vocational and employment services, adult day habilitation and community-based services, guardianship, family support services and respite/ recreation opportunities, as well as residential services. AHRC Nassau is part of an elite group of international agencies accredited by CQL | The Council on Quality and Leadership for Person-Centered Excellence Accreditation With Distinction. AHRC is also one of four agencies accredited by New York State’s Office for People With Developmental Disabilities as a Compass agency, which is the highest level of accreditation offered. For more information, visit www.ahrc.org.