New York State's Largest Nonprofit Organization Supporting People With Intellectual, Developmental, And Other Disabilities

43 Liberty Drive Amsterdam, New York 12010 United States

County(ies) Served:


Chapter President:

Lisa Vander Wal

Executive Director:

Jennifer Saunders

Liberty (Montgomery County Chapter, NYSARC, Inc.)

Liberty is a not-for-profit agency that began as a parent-run, aodvcacy organization over 50 years ago. We have been operating programs for persons with developmental and other intellectual disabilities since 1969. Like many agencies supporting people with disabilities, Liberty has changed and matured over time. Although the fundamental values that have made this organization strong remain constant, our perception of what constitutes quality services has changed considerably.

Our organization has firmly embraced the concepts of person-centered supports, choice and self-determination. In 2005 we were accredited by the Council on Quality and Leadership in Supports for People with Disabilities (CQL). In 2009, the agency was reaccredited for 4 years, the longest accreditation period granted by CQL. We feel that the personal outcome-based standards developed by CQL offer a well-defined and recognized path to providing quality supports that are truly driven by consumer choice.

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