AHRC New York City’s Mission:

A family governed organization committed to finding ways for people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities to build full lives as defined by each person and supported by dedicated families, staff and community partners.

Each year, AHRC New York City touches the lives of over 15,000 individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities throughout the five boroughs. The array of services offered by the organization is unsurpassed.

The organization that created the first schools, day programs and community residences, continues to meet the needs of its individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We offer individuals a wide range of programs, services and supports tailored to meet their specific needs.

Today, with a membership comprised of thousands of individuals – primarily persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities, their families, friends and professionals in the field – AHRC New York City is one of the largest nonprofit organizations in the city.  It is governed by a Board of Directors, two-thirds of whom must be relatives of persons with developmental disabilities, working together with a staff of dedicated professionals.

Each member of the organization is committed to promoting a culture that embraces:


Committing wholeheartedly to the mission of the agency.


Responding to all members of the AHRC community with courtesy, kindness and open and honest communication.


Making decisions based on fairness, honesty, morality and ethical principles.


Respecting and appreciating the differences found among individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, their families and our colleagues.


Providing an environment in which distinction and merit are affirmed, celebrated and enhanced.

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Together we can continue to make the world a better place for people with developmental disabilities