The Arc of Rensselaer County

The Arc of Rensselaer County is an association of people with disabilities, parents, professionals and community members dedicated to building the capacity of the community to fully include persons with disabilities. Since our founding in 1950 by a group of parents, The Arc has developed a rich array of supports to improve the quality of life for individuals with disabilities.

Program Philosophy

It is the intent of The Arc of Rensselaer County to move from a systems driven approach to a person centered approach to delivering supports and services to individuals with intellectual disabilities in the community. Operating from a person centered perspective, The Arc works with each individual to tailor a set of supports and/or services. The objective is to assist each individual realize full citizenship in their community of choice.

We seek to discover the needs, wants, and capabilities of each person and to respond with complimentary supports that facilitate community inclusion. We are frequently asking "What do you want?" in an effort to encourage individuals to assume a lead role in making decisions relating to all areas of their lives.

The Arc of Rensselaer County

Invites and Encourages all

Runners and Walkers to join us for Arc in the Park.


Arc in the Park 5K Race*

This race is being dedicated in memory of Brian and Doug Hall

September 20, 2014

Start Time 10:00 a.m.

* 1 Mile fun run, walk and/or roll available

Nationally Certified Racing Event at The RPI Technology Park, Rt. 4 North Greenbush with

Race Chairperson,  Benita Zahn,  News Channel 13



Register online at


For Information contact Angela Ruck, at 274-3110 ext. 3028 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Pre-registration 5K fees $20.00, day of registration $25.00.  1 mile fun run/walk /roll fees $10.00. Staff, Families of people we support and individuals we support please contact Angela for a discount code for the 5K fees.