Partners & Resources

211 Helpline
Comprehensive information and referral is available by dialing 2-1-1 or 1-800-346-2211. 2-1-1 Helpline is a program of the Institute for Human Services supported in part by the Allegany County United Way.

Allegany County

Allegany Department of Health
The mission of the Allegany County Department of Health is to educate, motivate and empower Allegany County residents to adopt and maintain healthy lifestyles. 

AT&T Foundation
The AT&T Foundation was formed in 1984 to handle AT&T's philanthropic activities. Since its beginning, it has distributed grants totaling more than $700 million, and in 2000 it contributed $43.5 million to more than 1,000 nonprofit organizations. Seventy-five percent of the foundation's funding last year supported local community projects. The AT&T Foundation invests globally in undertakings that address a range of public concerns, and it focuses its support in three main areas: education, civic and community service, and arts and culture. In 2013, the Foundation awarded Allegany Arc's ACHIEVE Career Consultants a sub-grant to expand its School-to-Community Transition Initiative; connecting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) with paid employment opportunities and/or a degree/certificate-earning postsecondary education program.

In accordance with the National Rural Health Association's Quality Initiative, the Allegany / Western Steuben Rural Health Network, Inc. seeks to promote access to coordinated, high-quality care in our rural community.  

The Arc of the United States
Formerly the Association for Retarded Citizens of the United States. The largest national organization serving people with mental retardation.

Birth Injury Guide
A comprehensive resource for families coping with birth trauma.

Cerebral Palsy Association of New York State
This website offers links, information, news and resources regarding cerebral palsy.

Collaborative of the Finger Lakes, Inc.
Allegany Arc is an active member of the Collaborative of the Finger Lakes, Inc. The Collaborative is a network of 12 regional not-for-profit NYSARC, Inc. agencies. Collectively, these agencies provide advocacy and a range of person-centered supports and services in 14 Upstate New York counties to more than 9,000 children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including autism. Through partnership, Collaborative agencies meet the diverse needs of individuals and families seeking choices, inclusion, and opportunities.

Below are the 12 partners of the Collaborative of the Finger Lakes:

Allegany Arc:
Chemung ARC:
Genesee ARC:
The Arc of Livingston-Wyoming:
The Arc of Monroe County:
Ontario ARC:
Arc of Orleans County:
The Arc of Schuyler:
Seneca Cayuga ARC:
The Arc of Steuben:
Wayne ARC:
Arc of Yates:

David H. Howe Library
The David A. Howe Public Library is the largest public library in Allegany County. The collection has over 110,300 items which are available through STARCat, the Southern Tier Automated Regional Catalog. 

Locating services for people with disabilities in Western New York. Searchable by county, agency, disability, etc.

Developmental Disabilities Alliance of Western New York (DDAWNY)
News and updates on developmental disabilities from western New York perspective.

Greater Allegany County Chamber of Commerce, Inc.

Jones Memorial Hospital
Jones Memorial is a not for profit community hospital located in Wellsville, New York that serves the healthcare needs of the residents of Allegany County, New York, as well as adjacent communities.

National Association for the Exchange of Industrial Resources (NAEIR)
NAEIR is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, gifts-in-kind organization that receives donations of excess inventory from corporations across the United States for redistribution to our members-schools, churches, government agencies and 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations. NAEIR has over 9,500 members and has received donations from over 7,000 corporations during its 26 years of operation. Over $2 billion worth of merchandise has been distributed through NAEIR.

We Support NAEIR, a Non-Profit Gifts in Kind OrganizationInterested in NAEIR? If you decide to become a NAEIR member, please tell them Allegany Arc referred you or write "Allegany Arc" in the on-line request form "Comments" box.

National Association for the Dually Diagnosed (NADD)
An association for persons with developmental disabilities and mental health needs.

National Down Syndrome Congress
Provides links, information, news and resources regarding cerebral palsy; located in Atlanta, GA. Contact them toll-free at (800) 232-6372.

National Down Syndrome Society
This website provides links, information, news and resources regarding cerebral palsy. Located in New York City, you may contact them toll-free at (800) 221-4602.

National Multiple Sclerosis Society
The mission of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society is to end the devastating effects of MS. The Society and its network of chapters nationwide promotes research, educates, advocates on critical issues, and organizes a wide range of programs - including support for the newly diagnosed and those living with MS.

New York Autism Network
This website provides access to information, services, news and a number of useful links to sites focusing on autism.

NYSARC (formerly the NYS Association for Retarded Children)
A family-based organization working with and for people who have intellectual and other developmental disabilities.

NYS Developmental Disabilities Planning Council (DDPC)
The DDPC is responsible for developing new ways to improve the delivery of services and supports to New Yorkers with developmental disabilities and their families.

NYS Industries for the Disabled (NYSID)
Turning business opportunities into jobs for New Yorkers with disabilities.

NYS Rehabilitation Association (NYSRA)
Statewide organization provides employment and on-going support services to people from all disability groups.

Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD)
OPWDD provides state-oriented supports and services for people with developmental disabilities and their families.

Office of Mental Health (OMH)
OMH provides state-oriented supports and services for people with developmental disabilities and their families.

Online Handbook for Special Needs Parenting
Parenting a child or children with special needs can be a struggle, but can also be incredibly emotionally rewarding. Any parent will tell you that helping a child navigate through life's many difficulties is worth the effort. Parents of children with special needs can be extra proud of helping their kids thrive in a world that can be harsh and unforgiving towards those with perceived differences. This "handbook" offers resources for parents at every stage of the journey of caring for their special needs children. From learning more about special needs to picking a school, planning a financial future, and getting past the bullying and discrimination that so often plague people with special needs.

Parent Network of Western New York
The mission of this organization is parents helping parents and professionals enable individuals with disabilities to reach their own potential. There are also numerous internet links to resources in Western New York.

Partners for Prevention in Allegany County (PPAC)
PPAC is a coalition of concerned individuals who care about the health and wellbeing of our children, families, schools, and communities. The coalition strives to reduce those risk factors that lead to alcohol/substance use, teen pregnancy, violence and school dropout. We empower Allegany County New York to collaboratively work together to create a healthy environment for our youth while encouraging positive change.

Special Education Guide is the go-to online resource for parents and educators who want to master the terminology, procedures and best practices in special education. Our expert writers cover everything from early intervention to ISFPs; IEPs and RTI, inclusion, classroom and behavior management; disability profiles for each category under IDEA and a Special Education Dictionary to master "SPED" jargon.

State Farm
State Farm and its affiliates are the largest provider of car insurance in the U.S. and is a leading insurer in Canada. In addition to providing auto insurance quotes, their 18,000 agents and more than 65,000 employees serve 81 million policies and accounts – more than 79 million auto, home, life and health policies in the United States and Canada, and nearly 2 million bank accounts. Commercial auto insurance, along with coverage for renters, business owners, boats and motorcycles, is also available. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company is the parent of the State Farm family of companies. State Farm is ranked No. 44 on the Fortune 500 list of largest companies.

Tourette Syndrome Association of Greater New York State
The Tourette Syndrome Association of Greater New York State is an affiliate chapter of the national Tourette Syndrome Association, Inc. TSA, Inc. is a national voluntary health organization dedicated to identifying the cause, finding the cure and controlling the effects of TS.

Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities (VESID)
VESID promotes educational equity and excellence for students with disabilities while ensuring that they receive the rights and protection to which they are entitled; assure appropriate continuity between the child and adult services systems; and provide the highest quality vocational rehabilitation and independent living services to all eligible persons as quickly as those services are required to enable them to work and live independent, self-directed lives.

Wellsville Area Chamber of Commerce
The Wellsville Area Chamber of Commerce is a not-for-profit business organization that brings together representatives of business and industry, professional, and other organizations from throughout the area to promote a vibrant local economy.