Resources for individuals with developmental disabilities range from programs and services to support groups.

Office for People With Developmental Disabilities

OPWDD offers an array of services and supports to help people with developmental disabilities live in the home of their choice; find employment and other meaningful activities in which to participate; build relationships in the community, and experience health and wellness.  The various levels and combinations of services and supports mean that OPWDD can accommodate the strengths, needs, and preferences of virtually any person with developmental disabilities.

People new to the OPWDD system can access services and supports through our Front Door. Those already receiving services can review service and support options, and may want to consider self-direction. If you are interested in changing your services, talk to your service coordinator about the service amendment process and submit a Service Amendment Request Form.

If there are families who have questions about the OPWDD eligibility process or services that are available through the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities they can reach Thomas deHaan at or (845)  382 -1899 ext.124.

If someone is wanting to request an eligibility packet for OPWDD determination, they should reach out to Intake Specialist Jennifer Brown. She can be reached at 473-5050 ext. 167.

INFORMATION LINE 1-(866)-946-9733  or email the information line at

NYS Office for People With Developmental Disabilities

521 Boices lane, Kingston, NY 12401

Developmental Disabilities Regional Office – Region 3 (DDRO)

New York State has five Developmental Disabilities Regional Offices, or DDROs. They are the starting point for applying for services for individuals with developmental disabilities, assisting with eligibility, intake, waiver enrollment, local management of Individual and Community Supports (ICS), management of resources for crisis intervention, advocacy, service recruitment for family care, and supports for aging individuals with developmental disabilities.

Capital District & Hudson Valley DDRO
(845) 473-5050

Free interpretation and translation services for any language
is provided by calling 1-866-946-9733


Developmental Disabilities State Operations Office – Region 4 (DDSOO)


New York State has six Developmental Disabilities State Operations Offices, or SSDOOs). They administer and oversee state operations for the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD), including the direct delivery of services and supports to people with developmental disabilities by state staff.

Ulster Office
521 Boices Lane in Kingston
(845) 382-1899


The Arc Mid-Hudson

The Arc Mid-Hudson is committed to offering people affected by intellectual and other developmental disabilities opportunities to live and experience a full life. Through our various programs and support, we give people the tools they need to achieve their goals.


Inquire within or via contact information.


Location: Greene, Ulster and Putnam Counties

Mon-Fri 8:30-5

Language(s) Program Is Offered In: English

The Arc Mid-Hudson Administrative Building
471 Albany Avenue
Kingston, NY 12401
(845) 331-4300 OR (800) 324-8272



Resource Center for Accessible Living (RCAL)

Resource Center for Accessible Living, Inc. (RCAL) is a non-profit, community based service and advocacy organization run by and for people with any type of disability. Since 1983, RCAL has been dedicated to assisting and empowering individuals, of all ages, to live independently and participate in all aspects of community life. RCAL, as an Independent Living Center, has a long tradition of consumer controlled and directed service delivery. It is RCAL’s philosophy that people with disabilities can and should make their own choices and decisions, and take control of all issues that affect their daily lives – education, employment, housing, health care, recreation etc.

Resource Center for Accessible Living (RCAL)
727 Ulster Avenue
Kingston, NY 12401
(845) 331-0541

Hours: 9AM-4:30PM, Monday-Friday.
Equipment Loan Closet: 9AM-4PM, Monday-Friday.
Programs Offered in English & Spanish


RAH (Respite, Advocacy, and Health)

Offered by The Mental Health Association in Ulster County, the RAH Program is funded by the NYS Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) rather than OMH.   The RAH program focuses on serving people whose primary diagnoses are developmental disabilities versus having a primary diagnosis of mental illness. Eligibility for RAH: persons 18+, OPWDD eligible, Resident of Ulster County or Dutchess County, not in residential program or home care services, no severe behaviors, anger, or violence, must be independent with ADLs. Persons with paid caregivers are not eligible.


Program hours: Wednesdays from 3:00-7:00pm Saturdays from 10:30-3:00pm (weekly alternating in-house and out-of-house activities)

For more information call 845-339-9090 ext. 2706

300 Aaron Court, Kingston NY



Children with Special Health Care Needs/Physically Handicapped Children’s Program

Children with Special Health Care Needs Program (CWSHCN) is an information and referral service designed to assist the families of physically challenged or chronically ill children 0-21 years of age. The function of CWSHCN is to: Provide care coordination, link families to community based agencies and/or service providers, families without health insurance will be referred to the Child Health Plus and/or Family Health Plus. The function of the Physically Handicapped Children’s Program (PHCP) is to: assist families in obtaining services offered by the PHCP, referrals for free initial Diagnostic or Clinical Evaluations, UCDOH will refer to providers for Orthopedic Equipment, Hearing Aids and Medication. Interested families must meet Income Resource Eligibility Guidelines and must be residents of Ulster County.

Contact: Sue Jordan, Coordinator at 845-340-3099

Children with Special Health Care Needs/Physically Handicapped Children’s Program
Ulster County Department of Health
300 Flatbush Avenue
Kingston, NY 12401



Center for Spectrum Services

The Center for Spectrum Services is a nationally recognized, New York State approved, not-for-profit program serving the needs of people with Autism Spectrum Disorders and the community that support them. Our agency is a respected leader in the best practices and has a history of excellence that spans more than three decades. Programs offered for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders include: Education Programs and Schools for children ages 3-12 in Kingston and Ellenville, Community Based Services for children under age five, a Spectrum Services Clinic that offers diagnostic evaluations to identify Autism Spectrum Disorders in people of all ages. All care is provided by New York State Certified expert practitioners .School referrals are accepted from public schools and counties in the Hudson Valley.

Contact:  845-336-2616

Center for Spectrum Services
70 Kukuk Lane
Kingston, NY 12401
United States