Description & History

Since 1974, Contemporary Guidance Services, Inc. (CGS) has helped individuals with developmental disabilities enhance the quality of their lives via community based work experience programs that maximize their self-determination and inclusion. CGS also helps individuals with other disabilities receive career training and achieve their occupational goals of competitive employment.

We provide self-directed vocational rehabilitation, comprehensive training, case management and inclusive employment opportunities. Each year, over 200 individuals are placed at competitive jobs or at integrated work settings with job coaches, or actively participate in work experience at a variety of companies throughout the five boroughs.


About the organization

Contemporary Guidance Services, Inc

Angela Bruen
Executive Director
Kelsey DeMerlis
Senior Employment Specialist
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