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Community Inclusion Project

The Community Inclusion Project is dedicated to building meaningful connections between individuals with intellectual disabilities and their communities through engaged participation in local organizations and resources. The objecitve is to provide many opportunities to develop respectful and reciprocal relationships and to increase personal growth in one's neighborhood.

This is done by promoting such valued outcomes as presence and participation in community life, exercising choice in life style and vocation, developing and enhancing personal skills.  We act in partnership with each individual we support to achieve these outcomes.

As we all desire to be valued, to do good work, to be known to others in community and to be loved, we assist the people we support to achieve these typical life experiences. We do this by connecting and supporting people in employment, volunteerism, and membership in local places in a person's life.

The Community Inclusion Project is considered to be a 'Without Walls' day habilitation and supported employment program and is funded by the New York State Office of People With Developmental Disabilities.

Honoring Watervliet firemen for their inclusion of “Chief Mack”

Testimonials and Success Stories

I work at the Arc of Rensselaer because I believe that all people should have access and experiences that ultimately will make their lives more fulfilled, enriched and full of outcomes that are personally driven. I truly love being a part of this team and process.  I believe that the Arc of Rensselaer is exceptional in providing people with a caring & supportive environment in which to grow and flourish.

 

- Stephen R. Ramos

Associate Executive Director for Quality Assurance/Corporate Compliance & Clinical

Our Mission

The mission of The Arc of Rensselaer County is to advocate for the rights and safety of individuals of all ages who have an intellectual disability and/or a developmental disability or delay.
The Arc is a source of support, specialized knowledge, and available resources in assisting individuals and their families to meet their needs and goals.
The Arc works to influence societal attitudes and governmental policy so that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities will have access to the services, assistance, and opportunities they need for personal growth and development, and participation in the community.

The Arc of Rensselaer County
79 102nd Street, Troy, NY 12180-1125
(518) 274-3110

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