Connecting Special People With Opportunity!

Warren, Washington & Albany Counties ARC (WWAARC), A Chapter of The Arc New York, is a nonprofit organization serving nearly 1,000 people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We operate 43 residences, 29 Supported Living Program (SLP) apartments, five day programs, a Work Center, Community Employment and have a free standing Respite Center. For over 65 years, WWAARC has represented a longstanding tradition of providing outstanding advocacy, family support, and the very best quality services to many people throughout Warren, Washington and Albany Counties.


In The News

Warren, Washington, Albany ARC Awarded $60,000 in Grants from NYSARC Trust Services
to support WWAARC’s guardianship and recreation programs.

 We received $45,000 to provide guardianship services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities who would not otherwise have a legal guardian or advocate. Supported by Chapter staff and community volunteers, the WWAARC’s Guardianship Program currently provides guardianship supports and services to eight people and is ready to assist five more as a Standby or Alternate Standby guardian. We happily use this money to celebrate birthdays and holidays with gifts and refreshments, enjoy luncheons and visits and to be there whenever needed to provide support and guidance. This year we were able to send baskets full of delicious goodies to all of the residential house staff who take care of the people we support under the Guardianship program as well as surprise the volunteers on our Guardianship Committee with a holiday gift to show our sincere appreciation for their endless dedication to those they support as guardian.

NYSARC Trust Services also awarded WWAARC $15,000 to develop new recreational opportunities to enrich the lives of the more than 1,000 people it serves. WWAARC used these recreation grant funds to provide three fun filled days for the people we support. On September 14, 2018 we hosted our annual picnic at our Slingerlands facility with a lot of games, prizes, food and of course fun! On October 20, 2018 we hosted our Fall Festival at our Queensbury facility where we had games, prizes, pumpkin painting, Halloween costumes and a truck or treat!  October 31, 2018 was another festive day at our Slingerlands facility when our gymnasium was filled with people dressed in Halloween costumes dancing and eagerly waiting to hear the winners of the “decorate your pumpkin” contest.

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It Matters To Us!

WWAARC staff, families and people supported are speaking out for what matters to THEM! WWAARC serves approximately 1,000 people in the area with varying levels of abilities, needs, hopes, and dreams – they deserve to be heard, they want to contribute to the community and enjoy the rights and simple pleasures that so many take for granted every day!


An introduction to who we are and what we do – please take a moment to watch this video and learn more about our agency and the people that we serve and how you can get involved. We are community, we are friends, we are family – We are WWAARC!


Senator Tedisco is a long-time advocate and friend of the disabilities field.  We are so lucky to have many of our representatives listening and speaking up for our community!  In this clip, Senator (then Assemblyman) Tedisco and WWAARC Advocate, Jennifer McCullough, discuss the devastating impact of minimum wage changes and lack of funding on the disabilities field.

6th Annual

WWAARC Charity Golf Tournament

A day filled with fun, contests, great food, drink, and friends…all on the beautiful greens of the Saratoga National Golf Course! Please join us and help to support the programs and services that we provide for nearly 1,000 people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities in the Capital Region.