The Arc Otsego creates opportunities and provides supports to assist people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities to fulfill their personal dreams and ambitions.
A group of dedicated and caring parents, relatives, friends and concerned professionals, formed the Otsego County Chapter of the New York State Association for Retarded Children in 1965. The group served primarily as a support organization until 1974 when The Arc Otsego opened a sheltered employment facility. Soon after, day services became available at the Hartwick Day Treatment facility. With the founding of our first residential intermediate care facility, The Arc Otsego became a 24/7 operation. In 1989, the agency built Oneonta Day Services and expanded day services to include more individuals with physical disabilities. In 1993, The Arc Otsego enrolled in the NYS Home and Community-Based Waiver and began offering more services to families in their own homes. Today, the agency offers comprehensive, community-based services, support and programs to over 450 individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities and their families throughout Otsego County.