New York State's Largest Nonprofit Organization Supporting People With Intellectual, Developmental, And Other Disabilities

Terravest Corporate Park 31 International Blvd. Brewster 10509 United States

County(ies) Served:

Putnam

Chapter President:

Susan Lucas

Executive Director:

Susan Limongello

PARC (Putnam County Chapter, NYSARC, Inc.)

PARC is one of 55 chapters of NYSARC, Inc. (formally New York State Association for Retarded Children, Inc.), and is at the forefront in providing advocacy and programming for children and adults with developmental disabilities within the geographic region of Putnam County along with Northern Westchester and Southern Dutchess counties.

PARC was recognized as a chapter of NYSARC, INC., a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization, in 1954 through the efforts of ten families who sought services for their young children who were not protected by legislation ensuring equal education. In 1972, PARC served twelve adults and thirteen children with a total budget of $25,000. A major player in the deinstitutionalization process, PARC currently employs 450 staff and has grown to be the lead provider of services to over 650 people from birth through advanced age, and their families, in Putnam County.