eDocNY scans and organizes documents for private businesses and local governments, including Westchester County. The company recently moved into more than 9,000 square feet of office space in Greenburgh at 10 County Center Road, the former NYNEX building, after leaving its former location at 388 Tarrytown Road.
The social enterprise, launched by Arc of Westchester in 2006, has grown to about 60 employees, about half of them physically and developmentally disabled adults. Arc’s officials will discuss the importance of employment for people with disabilities during the ceremony, which begins at 11:15 a.m.
“The wonderful thing about eDocNY is that it lends to the talents of the person with autism spectrum disorder because…they have a passion for detail and they have a high level of concentration and have a talent to recognize patterns and in this kind of business it’s truly an asset,” said Tibisay Guzman, assistant executive director at Arc. “They have a tolerance for repetitive work. You and I cannot probably do more than two hours of a certain type of task and a person with autism can spend four or five hours doing the same thing happily and feeling very successful at it.”
Company officials said eDocNY earned about $76,000 in its first year and it expects its 2013 revenues to reach almost $2 million. eDocNY’s profits are returned to the Arc of Westchester to fund its work with the disabled.