From the Executive Director

On behalf of the Board of Directors, staff, program participants and families of Schenectady ARC, I want to welcome you to our website and thank you for your interest in our organization and the people we support.

Since 1952, Schenectady ARC has been committed to helping people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities enjoy healthy, rewarding lives as members of their community. Schenectady ARC is a chapter of NYSARC, Inc., a family-based, not for profit organization that provides supports and services, education and advocacy for people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities across New York State.

Schenectady ARC brings staff, families and the community together to encourage dreams and respond to each person’s life choices by offering high quality services, resources and supports. Our Mission and Vision statements highlight our belief that partnerships create the power for people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities to live, learn, work and play and enjoy all that our community has to offer. By working together with businesses, employers, colleges, schools, and other not-for profit organizations, as well as with families, volunteers and our staff, we create countless opportunities for the people we support to both contribute to, and benefit from, the many vocational, educational and recreational opportunities that exist throughout Schenectady County and the Capital District.

I thank you for visiting our site and I hope you find the information you are looking for. If you need any additional information, or if you have any other feedback or suggestions, please use the links on this page to send us an e-mail.

Kirk Lewis
Executive Director