Accessing Supports

The Arc of Rensselaer County welcomes any inquiry or application for a support or service for a person with a developmental disability. We are open to explore the support possibilities with those who are interested prior to any formal application for services. We can also provide guidance and direction on how to apply for OPWDD related services. Our agency works closely with the local arm of OPWDD to determine eligibility and availability for services.

The Arc of Rensselaer County provides support to Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities. These supports range from summer camp, in home support, residential support, day supports, guardianship, self-direction, etc, These supports are authorized by the New York State Office of People with Development Diabilities, OPWDD. If you need assistance or need more information, please contact 518-273-6600 x 2215.

Testimonials and Success Stories

Shawn's Story

Shawn Fultz is confident, smart and determined. He can most definitely run circles around most of us with his thrill-seeking energy and enthusiasm to try new and exciting athletic ventures, including sled hockey and skiing.

He credits much of his success in these areas to The Arc of Rensselaer County. “I’m in a much better place now than I used to be in,” he said, explaining that he is receiving the level of care that he needs to function at his best. And his best possible level is pretty amazing.

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Compliance Notice

If you want to report any situation that you think represents Medicaid fraud within the agency, please call the Corporate Compliance Hot Line at 518-687-1395

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