Partners and Resources

  • 211 Helpline

    2-1-1 WNY is a three digit phone number that connects people to services. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week people can dial 2-1-1 or 888-696-9211 and talk to a trained information & referral specialist who is able to identify services in the community that can provide them with the help they need. Information available through 2-1-1 include: basic needs, food assistance, free tax preparation, holiday assistance, housing, job training, legal counseling, mental health services, substance abuse services, volunteer opportunities, and more.

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  • Adult Career and Continuing Education Services-Vocational Rehabilitation (ACCESS-VR)

    Adult Career and Continuing Education Services-Vocational Rehabilitation (ACCES-VR) offers access to a full range of employment and independent living services that may be needed by persons with disabilities through their lives.

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  • ACCORD

    ACCORD is a Community Action Agency that believes in the strength, dignity and potential of all people. ACCORD offers access to opportunities, resources and services to strengthen individuals, families and communities. ACCORD is committed to improving the community's response to rural poverty and giving a voice to the unheard.

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  • Allegany County 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.

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  • Allegany Rehabilitation Associates, Inc. (ARA)

    Welcome to Allegany Rehabilitation Associates, Inc. or "ARA". ARA is a not-for-profit corporation organized to provide psychiatric treatment, education, client management and housing, along with social and vocational rehabilitation of the mentally and physically handicapped, the elderly and the disadvantaged, and for the study and research thereof.

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  • Arc of the United States

    The Arc of the United States the largest national community-based organization advocating for and serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. We encompass all ages and all spectrums from autism, Down syndrome, Fragile X and various other developmental disabilities.

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  • Ardent Solutions, Inc. (formerly Allegany/Western Steuben Rural Health Network, Inc.)

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

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  • 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.

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  • Birth Injury Center

    A comprehensive website dedicated to promoting awareness of common birth injuries and their causes. Our mission is to help users find helpful information on devastating birth injuries and their symptoms, causes, and treatment options.

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  • Cerebral Palsy Group

    Cerebral Palsy Group is a national organization that was created so that it may serve the individuals and families who have been diagnosed with cerebral palsy. We are here to provide information and support so that we may help provide resources and education to those affected by CP.

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  • Cerebral Palsy Guide

    A group of professionals with a desire to educate and help people with cerebral palsy. That’s why they created Cerebral Palsy Guide, to provide a trustworthy, caring resource for families and individuals affected by this disorder.

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  • CerebralPalsySymptoms.com

    The mission of CerebralPalsySymptoms.com is to provide the public with accurate and up to date information on the many aspects of cerebral palsy and other birth injury complications.

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  • 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:

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  • David A. 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.

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  • Developmental Disabilities Alliance of Western New York (DDAWNY)

    The Developmental Disabilities Alliance of Western New York is a collaborative group of member voluntary agencies that provide services to people with developmental disabilities. While honoring individual agency missions, it is the intent of the Alliance to assist agencies to develop relationships, promote unified strategies and share risks for the mutual gain with and for the benefit of people with developmental disabilities.

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  • Different with Dignity

    Resources for individuals with disabilities who are interested in starting their own business.

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  • Finger Lakes Parent Network. Inc.

    Finger Lakes Parent Network, Incorporated is a parent-governed organization, focused on the needs of children and youth with emotional, behavioral, developmental, and/or mental disorders and their families. Their mission is to support and empower families so that they can improve the quality of their lives and help their child to achieve his/her full potential within the community.

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  • Greater Allegany County Chamber of Commerce, Inc.

    Promoting business and community growth and development: by promoting economic programs designed to strengthen and expand the income potential of all business within the trade area; by promoting programs of civic, social and cultural nature which are designed to increase the functional and aesthetic values of the community; and by discovering and correcting abuses which prevent the promotion of business expansion and community growth.

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  • In The Driver Seat

    We understand that transitioning to Self-Directed Services can seem overwhelming and time consuming. In the Driver’s Seat was created to assist navigating the Self-Directed Service system in an easy to use, multi-faceted approach.

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  • NYSARC (formerly the NYS Association for Retarded Children)

    NYSARC, Inc. is America's largest non-profit organization supporting people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities and their families since 1949. NYSARC is the New York State Chapter of The Arc.

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  • NYS Developmental Disabilities Planning Council (DDPC)

    For over forty years, the DDPC has been developing and funding innovative, disability-related projects which improve the lives of people with developmental disabilities. We are committed to promoting the principles of self-determination and self-directed lives for individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities.

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  • NYS Industries for the Disabled (NYSID)

    Turning business opportunities into jobs for New Yorkers with disabilities.

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  • NYS Rehabilitation Association (NYSRA)

    NYSRA is an organization representing rehabilitation providers who advocate on behalf of individuals with differing abilities and the agencies who serve them.

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  • Office of Mental Health (OMH)

    The New York State Office of Mental Health promotes the mental health and well-being of all New Yorkers. Our mission is to facilitate recovery for young to older adults receiving treatment for serious mental illness, to support children and families in their social and emotional development and early identification and treatment of serious emotional disturbances, and to improve the capacity of communities across New York to achieve these goals.

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  • ooShirts.com

    ooshirts.com prints Allegany Arc's t-shirts for various projects throughout the year; staff recognition, membership, Special Olympics, etc.

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  • Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD)

    The New York State Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) is responsible for coordinating services for more than 126,000 New Yorkers with developmental disabilities, including intellectual disabilities, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, autism spectrum disorders, and other neurological impairments.

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  • Parent Network of Western New York

    Parent Network of WNY provides education and resources for families of individuals with special needs (birth through adulthood) and for professionals. The Parent Network of WNY provides 1-on-1 support and education through resources, workshops and support groups to assist families of individuals with disabilities to understand their disability and navigate the support service system.

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  • 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.

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  • Social Security Benefits Guide

    Understand how Social Security disability works and how to calculate your benefits.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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