Kearns to Host Annual Fall DisAbility Awareness Event

Modified: October 7, 2022 10:31am

October 7, 2022

County Clerk Fosters Awareness and Inclusion 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 Outreach Day on Saturday, October 22nd from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm at the Erie County Auto Bureau located in the Eastern Hills Mall, 4545 Transit Road, Williamsville. Those interested should use the main entrance by Duff’s and no appointment is required.

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. “We want to assist those with disabilities obtain government issued identification so when an employment opportunity presents itself they are prepared with the required ID to accept the job.” Kearns added, “With encouragement and opportunities, I believe inclusion is within everyone's ability.”

The Erie County Office for People with Disabilities will also be on hand to disseminate 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. 

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. If you require a reasonable accommodation, please contact the Erie County Office for People with Disabilities at 716-858-6215.