Kearns to Host Spring DisAbility Awareness Event

Modified: March 9, 2023 10:40am

March 9, 2023

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, March 25 from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm at the Erie County Auto Bureau located in the Sheridan Plaza, 2309 Eggert Road, 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. 

“March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. As a community it is our responsibility to raise awareness of the needs and potential of everyone with seen and unseen developmental disabilities,” said Erie County Clerk Mickey Kearns. “My office continues to focus on inclusion and equity when it comes to assisting individuals, with any disability, in obtaining government issued identification so when an employment opportunity presents itself they are prepared with the required ID to accept the job.”

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 original documents required can be found at or call the Erie County Clerk’s Outreach Center at 716-858-8864.