Building Upon Our History

ICD was established in 1917 with the mission of helping wounded veterans of World War I improve their quality of life through vocational rehabilitation. We’ve been transforming the lives of New Yorkers ever since.

We were pioneers in the field of rehabilitation, and over our nearly 100 year history, we expanded our scope of service to include a range of health and therapeutic services for people with disabilities.

Throughout all this, workforce development has always remained central to our mission.

Beginning in 2013, we have returned to our original and core mission of guiding people with barriers to employment to gain skills, enter the workforce and live happy, productive lives.  We look forward to another 100 years of service to New York.

Scroll through our history with us to learn how we are building upon our history to pave our future.