Upcoming Events

#Art4theArc: Live

April 8th, 2021 at 7:00 pm
Art 4 the Arc 2021 Flyer

A virtual show of local talent raising funds for the Arc of Rensselaer County. You don't want to miss it! Register today.

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Spring Swag Fundraiser

Now - April 13th, 2021

What a great way to ring in Spring! Replace your tired tees and sweatshirts today! Orders must be received with payment by 4:00 pm on April 13, 2021.

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Sensing Change Community Collection

May 2nd, 2021 from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sensing Change Community Collection 2021 Flyer

We'll be collecting clothing, shoes, returnable bottles and cans, and cash donations at Heim's Auto Care in Rensselaer to help raise money for the Brunswick Center Services Sensory Room.

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Shop AmazonSmile

AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com. When you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the Arc of Rensselaer County.

Go to smile.amazon.com and log in as you usually do and enter the Arc of Rensselaer County as your Organization.

Please call 518-274-3110 ext. 3028 if you have any questions.

Testimonials and Success Stories

Lauren's Story

Meet Lauren, a young woman who has an upbeat, energetic, engaging personality along with a remarkable enthusiasm for life. Her interests include the medical field, forensic science, and sports. Lauren has become a first responder with the Hoags Corner volunteer ambulance company where she has been a member for over a year.

But one of the most important parts of Lauren’s life was her love of music. This love for music led her to meet Rachel, an employee at The Arc of Rensselaer. One day, Lauren was rockin’ out in the hallway with drum sticks and air drums. Rachel asked her if she played drums. She replied, “Yes!” and insisted she was going to be a rock star!

Our Mission


The mission of The Arc of Rensselaer County is to advocate for the rights and safety of individuals of all ages who have an intellectual disability and/or a developmental disability or delay.


The Arc is a source of support, specialized knowledge, and available resources in assisting individuals and their families to meet their needs and goals.


The Arc works to influence societal attitudes and governmental policy so that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities will have access to the services, assistance, and opportunities they need for personal growth and development, and participation in the community.

The Arc of Rensselaer County
79 102nd Street, Troy, NY 12180-1125
(518) 274-3110

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