At The Arc Rockland, adults of all ages with intellectual and developmental disabilities are woven into the fabric of the Rockland community. Continuing education, volunteerism, employment training, job placement and recreation are among the offerings.  Eight hubs located in Congers, Pearl River, Suffern, Nyack and Orangeburg serve as starting points from which people branch out to participate in events and activities throughout the county. We offer the following services for adults:

Residential Housing

We offer a variety of  The Arc supervised houses throughout Rockland County. Each living environment is home to a small group of people whose ages, interests, and levels of ability are similar.

Job Development, Placement & Training

Interview preparation, employment training, pre-vocational skill building and job placement include opportunities in a wide range of fields from the food service industry to retail,  manufacturing, maintenance and  office work.

In the Community

Small groups of people with similar interests participate in social, recreational, educational and pre-vocational activities in Rockland and surrounding areas. For some, this might mean volunteering at an animal shelter. For others, working in a food pantry is a satisfying way to give back to the community.  Art lovers enjoy visiting museums and galleries. Participants contribute ideas for destinations.

Post High School

Honing academic, social and recreational skills are important at any age. At each of The Arc's Community Hubs, young men and women prepare for the future with a curriculum that eases the transition from high school to the adult world. Areas of focus are individualized.

Higher Education

Through a partnership with the Successful Learning Center (SLC),  The Arc Rockland encourages adults to satisfy intellectual curiosity through a college experience. SLC classes reinforce existing academic skills, enhance social interaction with typically developing students and promote the concept of "Successful Learning" as a powerful motivator. The Arc guides eligible students through the enrollment process at area colleges and  accompany them to credit or non-credit classes.

Autism Services and Supports

We offer comprehensive and intensive supports and services to people with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and their families across the lifespan. Through detailed assessments and screenings, individuals with ASD receive appropriate and effective evidence-based supports to enhance and improve their lives and the lives of their families. Emphasis is placed on the development of appropriate and effective communication skills, interpersonal and social skills, and pre-vocational, vocational skills and community integration.

Applied Behavior Analysis with a focus on Positive Behavior Supports, is the methodology used to help adults with autism spectrum disorders become integral members of society.  Under the direction of a Board Certified Behavior analyst,  skilled professionals tailor services and supports to the needs of the individual.


Rockland County offers an array of opportunities for education, recreation and socialization within the community. Pre-vocational training and volunteerism are part of the experience: Whether they are volunteering at local hospitals, The NY/NJ Trail Conference, the NJ Botanical Gardens,  visiting with seniors in an assisted living facility, delivering Meals on Wheels grooming parks through Keep Rockland Beautiful, people who receive services through The Arc Rockland  volunteer at more than 100 locations throughout County and its environs.

Family Service Coordination

The Arc works hand-in-hand with individuals,  parents, siblings  and members of each person circle of support to ensure that everyone in the family is knowledgeable about and satisfied with the services, finances, programs and opportunities available to the people who count on Arc.

Arc HealthResources

This multidisciplinary medical practice specializes in the care of people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities.  We offer all primary and preventive services, mental health and therapy services, diagnostic referrals and referrals to a network of specialists. Primary care services, including well and sick visits, immunizations and injections, electrocardiograms, pulmonary function testing, audiometry and tympanometry, venipuncture and some lab testing. Services are available to adults ages 18 and over, with some exceptions.


From Friday Night Dances to swimming, bowling, drama classes,  horseback riding lessons, art classes, trips to area museums, galleries, the mall,  program participants enjoy socializing, learning and experiencing activities as integral members of the community.

Adult Respite

Respite is a necessary reprieve from the demanding challenges of daily life, allowing caregivers to visit doctors or dentists or take a quick break, all with the knowledge that their loved one is in capable hands.



Thank You to The Arc Rockland’s 2020 Corporate Sponsors: