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Service Area: We provide innovative services and expert care at 80 locations throughout 15 counties of Upstate New York, including: Albany, Columbia, Essex, Fulton, Greene, Hamilton, Herkimer, Montgomery, Otsego, Rensselaer, Schenectady, Schoharie, Saratoga, Warren and Washington.

Community Resource: In 2017, the Center for Disability Services is celebrating its 75th anniversary of providing hope, innovation and achievement.

Our History: The Center for Disability Services was founded in 1942 by parents of children with Cerebral Palsy to secure medical consultation and therapy services. We have grown from a tiny nursery school into a leading provider of innovative services and expert care for individuals with disabilities. Over the years our name has changed–from United Cerebral Palsy Association of the Capital Region and the C.P. Center to the Center for the Disabled, and now Center for Disability Services, but our mission and commitment to the community have remained steadfast.

Number of People Served: We provide services to more than 12,000 infants, children, adolescents, adults and seniors with disabilities, and their families, from Upstate New York and 26 additional states.

Types of Disabilities: We provide expert care for individuals with over 300 different disability diagnoses, including cerebral palsy, intellectual disabilities, multiple sclerosis, autism spectrum disorders, epilepsy, spina bifida and traumatic brain injury.

Annual Budget: Our annual budget is $133 Million

Number of Employees: One of the largest private employers in the Capital Region with more than 2,700 staff with positions in a variety of disciplines and fields.

Center for Disability Services
314 South Manning Boulevard, Albany, New York 12208 • 518-437-5700

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