Family Support Services

Liberty ARC offers a wide range of services to individuals with developmental disabilities and their families in Montgomery County. These services are a vital resource for families caring for an individual with a disability at home. Services are offered in the community, in family homes, and at certified sites. Liberty ARC’s staff provides the attention and services each person needs to grow and flourish as an individual.

  • Respite Programs – Services are provided by trained Liberty ARC staff in your home or in the community.  A voucher program gives your family the option of hiring someone you know to provide respite; an hourly stipend reimbursed by Liberty ARC.
  • In Home Respite – this service is provide in the person’s home, this service provides trained staff to provide care to the person to give the primary care giver some relief.

Liberty ARC offers a wide range of exciting experiences for those who participate in all programs supported through Family Services. Here a camper beams proudly as she sits atop her horse during a riding lesson at summer camp.

** Liberty ARC offers emergency respite- when a family crisis occurs, Liberty ARC will provide emergency respite as needed – at no cost.

  • Recreation Program – A variety of athletic, social and special events are scheduled on evenings and weekends throughout the month.  Activities include bowling, swimming, cooking, arts & crafts, dances and involvement in Special Olympics sports training and events.  Transportation is provided.
  • After School Program – Liberty ARC offers an after school program to individuals of school age with developmental disabilities. This program is available to children ages 5-21.
  • School Recess Program – Transportation is provided, Children participate in a variety of activities in the community in small groups with children of similar age.
  • Hispanic Outreach – Bilingual staff are available to assist families in accessing services and supports in the community and at Liberty ARC.
  • Advocacy, Information & Referral -Trained staff help you or your family member with a disability obtain services, including, but not limited to, educational opportunities and benefits.  Liberty ARC can provide information about disabilities, explain service options, and connect you with support groups.
  • Medical Transportation – Liberty ARC can provide transportation to medical appointments and supervision for individuals with a developmental disability.  Specialized transportation can be arranged for those who use wheelchairs. For more information on this program, click here.
  • CAMP – Liberty offers a camp experience to children and adults in our program.  The program offers rest and relaxation to the participants as well as an opportunity to foster teamwork and friendship. Throughout the year we explore a variety of camp experiences that suit the needs of the people we support. The adult camp program is typically offered various times from May until October. Children have the opportunity to participate as day or overnight campers for a week in the month of August.
  • On-Line Registration – Individuals or family members can register to participate in Recreation, After-School and Recess Programs with our easy access on-line registration form.
  • For more information call: (518) 954-2031.
  • Click here for information on the Family Education Services: Suicide Prevention and Awareness on Tuesday, September 21 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Please note, in order for individuals to participate in Liberty ARC’s FSS programs they must be eligible for services through the NYS Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD).