The Arc of Schuyler is a family-based organization providing supports to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including autism.
The Arc of Schuyler is a chapter of The Arc New York, Inc., which is the largest not for profit organization working with and for people with developmental disabilities in New York. Through The Arc New York, The Arc of Schuyler is an affiliated chapter of The Arc of the United States.
A family-led organization that advocates and provides support and services to people with intellectual, developmental, and other disabilities, emphasizing choice and community engagement.
The Arc of Schuyler is shaping the future as a sustainable community focused partner providing purposeful and life-long opportunities for all people.
At The Arc of Schuyler, we build relationships with the people we support, their families, our colleagues, and our community supporters. We foster a team-based environment in which all members are honest and helpful and we treat people with kindness and respect.
The Arc of Schuyler was founded in 1978 by parents and family members of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Prior to the organization of The Arc of Schuyler, parents had limited choices for supports within their own community and had to send their loved ones to surrounding communities - sometimes more than two hours away - to receive even basic supports. Some families were forced to send their children to institutions throughout New York state.
These courageous parents learned from neighboring communities how to form an organization that would meet the needs of their family members with disabilities, and in 1978, The Arc of Schuyler was chartered in Watkins Glen, New York by The Arc New York, Inc.
From modest beginnings of providing vocational programs for a small group of adults, The Arc of Schuyler has become the most comprehensive provider of supports to hundreds of people with disabilities and their families.
The Arc continues to be governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, most of whom are parents or relatives of a person with a developmental disability. The remaining board members are community leaders whose insight and experience provide assistance and direction to ensure The Arc is integrated into our community.
The Arc of Schuyler’s Forms 990, 990-T, and 1023 are available for public inspection. A copy of our annual financial report may be obtained upon request from The Arc of Schuyler, 203 12th Street, Watkins Glen, NY 14891.