Our organization launched in 1949 as our founders saw the need to ensure education and opportunity for their own children.
NYSARC led the charge for fully integrated classrooms and fought to provide opportunities for independence, job training, and self-sufficiency to people with developmental issues.
Grassroots action by NYSARC families, friends, and volunteers led New York–and the United States–to take notice of the rights of children and adults with developmental disabilities.
Federal legislation such as the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act made the world a more fair and equitable place for the disabled community.
In New York, legislation creating the first community residence program, a separate Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities, and the Health Care Decisions Act for Persons with Mental Retardation are just some of the legislative accomplishments for which NYSARC has successfully lobbied.
29 British American Blvd.
Latham, NY 12110
Phone: (518) 439-8311
Fax: (518) 439-1893
P.O. Box 1531
Latham, New York 12110
Phone: (800) 735-8924
Fax: (518) 439-2670