About Us

Change drives us;
people define us

The Arc, Oneida-Lewis Chapter is a human services organization that has been a leader in services for people with developmental disabilities since 1954. Our agency was founded by parents who envisioned a rich, full life for their children with disabilities, inclusive of the community.

Today, The Arc Oneida-Lewis Chapter is one of many chapters of The Arc New York statewide organization. We provide a full spectrum of educational, vocational, employment, residential, family support, guardianship, respite, recreational rehabilitation, day habilitation, clinical, children, adult, and senior services for people with developmental disabilities and their families.

Our agency is staffed by over 700 professionals and serves over 1,400 people throughout Oneida and Lewis Counties.

Have a question about the services we offer, availability, or eligibility? Please contact us, and we are happy to assist you.

Our mission is to enable persons with disabilities and their families to achieve their potential through self-determined goals in partnership with the agency. We will provide leadership in our community to develop the necessary human and financial resources to fulfill this mission. It is our vision that all persons with disabilities live as fully included members of their community.

Our Core Values of Compassion, Dignity, Dedication, Integrity, Progressive, and Person Centered-Family Based reflect our work, serve as the foundation of our culture and the backdrop of our everyday interactions. This set of clearly defined values guides and unifies us in carrying out our vital mission.

Our Core Values are incorporated into the orientation and training of all new employees. By supporting our Core Values, we all contribute to a culture of positivity, stability, and vision necessary for the Arc to survive and thrive in the years to come.

We’re accredited by The Council on Quality and Leadership International (CQL), reflecting the person-centered services our staff provides each day. In 2014, we earned this prestigious delegation, and CQL is now interwoven into our agency’s moral fabric. We became re-accredited in 2018 and remain committed to continued growth for our staff and, more importantly, the people we support through this program.

We’ll thrive with a little help from our friends. Here are some easy ways for you to help us carry out our mission.

• Like and follow us on social media. Don’t forget to share posts with your family and friends.

• Please become a member of our chapter; enrollment is quick and easy with a registration form on this website.

• Stay current on all things Arc-related by registering to receive periodic updates and our electronic newsletter.

• Consider a rewarding career at The Arc. View our latest employment opportunities and easily apply online.

• Provide a donation, gift, or charitable annuity through our foundation to help us provide programs and services that receive inadequate or no funding at all.

Together we can change lives for years to come!


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