About Allegany Arc

Allegany Arc (The Arc) promotes understanding of the abilities of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Awareness, education and treatment are the core of what we do.

The Arc advocates for the rights of all people with disabilities. Through our network of members and affiliated chapters, we support and empower individuals and families, influence public policy, increase public awareness, and inspire inclusive communities. Values such as inclusion, exercise of rights, self-determination and values-based treatment are at the core of our mission – providing the highest quality opportunities for people with special needs and their families.

Our agency is devoted to “putting people first” and allowing individuals with developmental disabilities to have greater control over and live richer lives. The Arc New York mission is to help individuals achieve four basic person-centered outcomes:  living in a home of their choice where they can fully participate in community; having meaningful relationships with family and friends; engaging in activities, like having a job, that contribute to their personal growth; and having good health.

What started as a TREE Workshop (for Training, Rehabilitation, Education, and Experience) in 1961, has now grown into Allegany Arc serves over 325 individuals through a wide variety of programs (i.e. day habilitation on-site, habilitation off-site, Occupational and Speech therapies, service coordination, residential, crisis intervention, family and respite care, pre-vocational and college mentoring programs, etc.).


Mission Statement

Allegany Arc is dedicated to providing the highest quality opportunities for people with special needs and their families.

Vision Statement

Allegany Arc, with a COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE, will pursue a shared vision for each person that will inspire growth and success.

Commitment to Excellence

The following commitments clearly identify expectations associated with the Mission and Vision of Allegany Arc:

Commitment to SERVICE
We are responsible to ensure every service is provided according to required standards of care.

It is our responsibility to communicate commitment and kindness to the individuals we serve and their families. We must act in their best interests and work tirelessly on their behalf.

Commitment to TEAM
Work in such a way that people like working with you.

Be responsive to others. Do what you say you will do. Consistently demonstrate a positive attitude. We place success of team above personal success.

Commitment to EFFICIENCY
Focus on the value of time and resources.

It is possible to be busy without being productive. Commit to being a good caretaker of resources. Create real solutions, not superficial or temporary, that address core problems.

Commitment to OURSELVES
We apply effort and energy to life long learning and growth.

We approach our work with an attitude of discovery, looking for what we can learn professionally and personally in all challenges and using that learning to help others.