Supporting people in being active, engaged and involved members of their community in the ways they choose.

Recreation Services

This program offers activities for individuals of all ages.  The goals of the program include not only enjoyment of leisure time and respite, but also socialization and integration within the community. The staff creatively seek activities that broaden the participants’ experience and further their goals in areas like social and life skills. It is a social program assisting people in small group situations with their leisure pursuits within the community.  Independent access of the community is the goal, but staff can assist individuals so that they may participate in this service. People can select from the recreation offerings and choose the ones they want to enjoy.

The program is open to all OPWDD eligible individuals.  We serve people from across the life span in a variety of settings.  Some of the more formal services include Saturday Recreation and GAP for school aged people.  The GAP program meets in the  daytime during school vacations and is a service for families without other options for these school breaks. Adult Respite and Adult Recreation serve individuals over the age of 18 living in their family home.  

Throughout the Capital District.

For more information, please contact Lisa Liopiris, Director of Recreation/Respite at 518.640.3364 

Family Support Services

Family Support Services are designed for individuals who are OPWDD eligible and living at home with family members. The services can last for as long as desired or needed.

 In addition to benefiting the individual, the programs are also meant to assist the family members and/or caregivers. This includes the following areas:

  • Information and referrals
  • Educational/informational workshops
  • Support groups for individuals receiving services or their family members
  • Counseling services
  • Therapeutic yoga services for individuals and groups
  • In-Home Behavior Support services
  • Reimbursement for respite and goods and services

Throughout the Capital District.

For more information, please contact Brittany DeBell, Director of Family Services at 518.640.3356

Adult Education

Adult Education offers learning opportunities focused on the well being of each student. It provides small group classes, hands-on learning, and multi-media experiences on site, online and in the community.

Materials are adopted and modified to enhance learning, and students are assisted in getting accommodations and modifications for testing, training and other learning opportunities.

Courses are offered in a variety of topics including; work related skills, the arts, finances, interpersonal skills, literacy and wellness skills.

Our Latham Offices and Mosaic Village in Cohoes. We also offer Virtual classes.

For more information, please contact Quill Nooney, Director of Adult Education at 518.640.3347

In-Home Respite

This support is provided within the family home to offer parents or caregivers a short break from caring for their loved one. An In-Home Respite professional can provide companionship, social skills experience or help with a task or hobby.

Often this service is one-to-one, and designed to fit  the family’s schedule and can be provided seven days a week.  Services are provided at minimum for two hours a day.

Albany, Southern Saratoga, Schenectady, and Rensselaer Counties. 

For questions or referrals related to any of the other services listed above, please contact:

Community Habilitation

This support  is provided within the home and community to help the people  attain and maintain their independence. Skill-building focused activities may include trips into the community for recreation, cultural appreciation, social interaction or a focus on accomplishing everyday tasks.

Often this service is one-to-one, and designed to fit the individual’s schedule and can be provided up to seven days a week.  Services are provided at minimum for two hours a day.

Individuals, 13 years and older, who are OPWDD eligible and who live with their family, in a Residential Setting, or Independently are eligible.

Albany, Southern Saratoga, Schenectady, and Rensselaer Counties.

For more information, please contact:

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