Frank Cammarata III, MPA, Executive Director

Frank Cammarata III, MPA, Executive Director

The Erie County Office for People with Disabilities was created to ensure that Erie County's citizens with disabilities would have a direct voice in County government; to make available to such citizens an advocate who could work within the county structure to develop and enhance services; and to oversee facilities and programs by the County.



What's Happening in Office for People with Disabilities

Deaf Visor Card

Deaf Visor Card: Keep in your visor for effective communication with police or first responders.

Bridging the Communication Gap Between Law Enforcement, Deaf Hard of Hearing Community

Town of Amherst Police Chief John Askey, Deaf Access Services Community Engagement Specialist David Wantuck, Executive Director of Deaf Access Services Pamela Kefi, Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz, Commissioner of Central Police Services James Jancewicz, Executive Director of the Erie County Office for the Disabled Frank A. Cammarata, and Niagara University First Responder Disability...

Easy Read Overview of the ADA

The Americans with Disabilities Act — also called the ADA — is a law. When people with disabilities are treated unfairly, it’s called discrimination. The ADA protects people with disabilities from discrimination.


As New York State has been particularly affected by the Coronavirus, the New York State Independent Living Council (NYSILC) is assessing the critical needs faced by New Yorkers right now. We're seeking your valuable input through an online survey. Results will inform the public and providers of changing situations which may impact services. The survey should take no longer than 10 minutes; we...

New York State now offers this free hotline staffed by mental health professionals who can talk New Yorkers through these unusual times.

Those who need assistance can call to connect with a volunteer.


Simple steps to maintain mental well-being

This is the first of four weekly Monday e-blasts in which we will share some simple action steps you can take to help maintain your mental well-being and keep mental health top of mind throughout the month of May.