Formed in 1996, the Collaborative of NY, Inc. is comprised of 14 chapters of NYSARC Inc. serving a 17 county region reaching from Lake Ontario to the Pennsylvania border. This region encompasses counties in Western NY, the Southern Tier, and Central NY. The Collaborative was formed to optimize the supports and services its member agencies provide to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in their local communities throughout the region.
Over the last 21 years, Collaborative teams have engaged in training, quality assurance, financial, human resource and self-advocacy projects, identifying and engaging in the efficient and high quality use of resources. The projects establish goals and benchmarks for both the regional group and for the 12 individual member agencies in order to design high quality supports and services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.
“Shared Excellence for the Individuals We Support”