Kearns to Host Fall DisAbility Awareness Event

Modified: October 4, 2021 2:18pm

October 4, 2021

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 23rd from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm at the Erie County Auto Bureau located in the Eastern Hills Mall. Those interested should use the main entrance on Transit Road by Duff’s and The BFLO Store.

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 individuals are prepared with the required ID to accept the job.” Kearns added, “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 disseminate information and provide a thorough understanding of how the county can assist by 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: an original or certified copy of birth certificate, and original social security card. 

Kearns wants to remind the public that for the health and safety of staff and customers to adhere to the following COVID-19 prevention protocols: face coverings are required regardless of your vaccination status. Masks are to be worn above your nose and covering your mouth the entire time you are in the office. No appointment is required. 

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 858-8864. If you require a reasonable accommodation, please contact the Erie County Office for People with Disabilities at 858-6215.