Costigan Honored as Outstanding Performer

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – In honor of October’s National Disability Employment Awareness Month, St. Lawrence NYSARC (, announced that Robin Costigan was awarded the distinction of “Joslin Outstanding Performer,” from the New York State Industries for the Disabled, Inc. (NYSID.)

Costigan works on NYSID Preferred Source contracts as an employee of St. Lawrence NYSARC working at enclave at the Department of Social Services. She is one of 59 New Yorkers with disabilities being acknowledged for consistent, impressive performance. NYSID is a not-for-profit organization with over 30 years of experience meeting the purchasing needs of government agencies while advancing employment for New Yorkers with disabilities.

“Robin is a very dedicated individual who is always seeking to improve herself,” said John Morrison, Director of Seaway Industries. “She is an asset to St. Lawrence NYSARC and is greatly appreciated by staff and fellow employees.”

This recognition comes in conjunction with October’s National Disability Awareness Month, a federally mandated designation that calls attention to the issues people with disabilities face, including improving employment opportunities, accommodation, transportation, and expanding services.

St. Lawrence NYSARC considers it a priority to help employers realize that people with disabilities are a vital part of the workforce. Through Seaway Industries and Career Opportunities, the Agency offers employment services that include job training, coaching, job development, and benefits management. To learn more, visit us online, on Facebook or call 315-379-9531.
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In the photo from left to right: James Love, SLNYSARC’s Associate Executive Director of Day Services; Robin Costigan, Joslin Outstanding Performer; Thomas Batson, NYSID’s Central NY Account Representative; and John Morrison, SLNYSARC’s Director of Seaway Industries.

About St. Lawrence NYSARC:
St. Lawrence NYSARC exists as a non-profit membership association dedicated to full inclusion and integration for persons with intellectual and other developmental disabilities within our communities. The Agency’s mission is to offer individuals and their families an opportunity to achieve self-determined goals and provide life-long learning opportunities.

Michelle Quinell-Gayle
Assistant Executive Director of Community Relations
St. Lawrence NYSARC

October 25, 2013