Schenectady ARC is a chapter of The ARC New York, Inc., a private, not-for-profit organization dedicated to supporting individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities and their families throughout New York State. Schenectady ARC was founded by parents of children with intellectual and other developmental disabilities in 1952, and has been providing an expanding array of supports and services since that time.
Today, Schenectady ARC is focused on supporting individuals with a wide variety of options. Using a very person-centered planning process, Schenectady ARC staff work with people (and their family members or other advocates) to find the right combination of supports and services that will help the individual achieve his or her goals and dreams. Schenectady ARC supports individuals seeking employment, residential services, day services, medical or other clinical services, recreation programs, and respite services. Schenectady ARC operates programs throughout Schenectady County that offer options and supports for individuals of all ages and all abilities.