We are happy to announce that due to the low COVID-19 case numbers and high vaccination rate in Clinton County, the Advocacy and Resource Center has reopened all of its sites to visitors. We still require guests to follow prescreening protocols and wear masks when entering our buildings. You can review our reopening policies in the documents below.
Please note that all family IRA visitations and family home visits for people supported must be scheduled directly with the IRA house manager. Safety protocols will continue to be in place and must be followed for all visits.
Our primary concern continues to be the safety and health of the people we serve, their families and our essential workforce. We will continue to closely monitor the pandemic and review any concerns with state and local authorities.
We encourage everyone in our community to get vaccinated when and if they can. To check vaccine availability please visit https://covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/.
If you have questions, please call 518-563-0930.
Updated June 1, 2021
We are New York State's premier advocacy organization for
individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
The Advocacy and Resource Center's mission is to provide various program options or services to persons with developmental and/or intellectual disabilities and their families. The agency has pursued its mission by providing programs to over 600 individuals with developmental disabilities each day. In providing these comprehensive programs to the disabled, the agency employs over 500 individuals, thus having a significant impact on the economy of the area.
The Advocacy and Resource Center will be recognized within the community as an outstanding service agency. Development of all individualized services will be based upon identified personal outcome measures and quality leadership standards.
The future we envision is one where all individuals supported are active within their community and accepted in all aspects of life. Each person’s quality of life will be enriched through personally meaningful activities, formation of sincere relationships and the pursuit and realization of dreams and goals. Individuals will be recognized for their abilities and contributions as a friend, companion, patron and member of the community.
We will be recognized by the community as a leading employer in the region. This will be accomplished by ensuring a well-trained and dedicated workforce, effective management practices and fiscal viability.
Integrated living environment for people who are income as well as OPWDD eligible.
Individuals with ID/DD living in this housing development benefit from living a fully integrated life in a community with opportunities to develop close personal friendships/relationships, have a job, and recreational/ social opportunities.
Conveniently located, giving residents opportunity for easy access to the local community.
The Arc of the United States Car Donation Program accepts ALL vehicles, regardless of age and condition. We will take care of ALL the operational issues from responding to incoming calls, to setting up the towing, to providing the donor will all donor acknowledgment letters to include the IRS tax documentation. Please consider donating your vehicle.
Click for here for information about NYSARC Donation Program.
The ARC Foundation is a not-for-profit public corporation, founded in 1999. The foundation was created in order to receive and administer funds for the primary benefit of the developmentally disabled of Clinton County New York.
The foundation is a separate entity from the Advocacy and Resource Center (Clinton County Chapter of NYSARC, Inc.). However, because the missions of the ARC Foundation and the Advocacy and Resource Center serve the same purpose, the Advocacy and Resource Center may directly benefit from contributions made by the Foundation.