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Self-Direction

Self-Direction

In its more formal offering self-directed support is labeled Consolidated Supports and Services, CSS is a support option offered by The Arc of Rensselaer County. It gives the individual and their family the opportunity to co-design and direct their supports. In CSS, we can provide service start-up and brokerage services, act as a fiscal administrator and provide the supports as identified by the individual.

The Arc of Rensselaer County has spent several years learning to have partnerships with the individual and their family to have successful support arrangements. We have many people living life in the way that they desire, either by themselves or with non-disabled roommates or paid neighbors. Many people have jobs, volunteer opportunities or even going to College. For more information please contact by email Lisa Anderson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Testimonials and Success Stories

I do this work because I find myself looking forward to every day. The people we support have taught me so much about themselves. People have broken dozens of preconceived notions I had, and have proven to me over and over, how truly wonderful and capable they are. The experience motivates me and has helped me learn so much about my self, and has become a truly formative and awe-inspiring experience.

- Mitchell Brooks

Direct Service Manager
Brunswick Center Services

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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