Disability Services

Services for individuals with developmental disabilities in New York are provided through the New York State Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities.

The New York State Developmental Disabilities Planning Council (DDPC) is a federally funded state agency working under the direction of Governor David A. Paterson. The DDPC is responsible for developing new ways to improve the delivery of services and supports to New Yorkers with developmental disabilities and their families. The Council focuses on community involvement, employment, recreation and housing issues faced by New Yorkers with developmental disabilities and their families.

AHRC New York City, a family governed organization, is dedicated to enhancing the lives of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.

AHRC Nassau provides services to individuals in Long Island.

NYSARC, Inc. is a large, family-led not-for-profit agency serving individuals with developmental disabilities from Lake Erie, across the Finger Lakes, into the Adirondacks to the very end of Montauk Point through a range of community based residential, day and educational programs.

Founded in 1949, Westchester ARC is the oldest and largest agency in Westchester County serving children and adults who have developmental disabilities and their families.

Founded by a small group of dedicated parents in 1954 as the first non-profit organization of its kind in Rockland County, Today,  Arc of Rockland provides supports and services to more than 1,200 children and adults  with intellectual and other developmental disabilities.

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The YAI/National Institute for People with Disabilities Network is a network of seven award-winning not-for-profit health and human service agencies serving more than 20,000 individuals with intellectual, developmental and learning disabilities and their families throughout the New York metropolitan area, Long Island, Westchester, Rockland and Orange Counties, New Jersey, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. YAI’s LINK information and referral department, 1-866-2-YAI-LINK, can provide information on services available throughout agencies throughout New York State and across the country.

Many of the organizations we've listed as providers of Sibshops and Children's Groups also provide services for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.

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