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 is looking for your feedback!

The purpose of this survey is to provide The Arc Administrative Team with information and insight into how employees feel about their role and contributions at the Arc.  We are seeking to understand how you feel about your level of engagement at The Arc and are asking for feedback from you.

This survey is strictly confidential.  There is no way for The Arc to identify you in any manner.

The link to the survey is below and can also be found on                  

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Thank you for your time!