About Us

Founded in 1953, The Arc of Chemung is a not for profit organization committed to meeting the needs of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families in the Chemung County area. The agency provides quality supports and opportunities for individual growth for every person supported by means of education, increased community acceptance and participation.

The Arc of Chemung is a chapter of the state organization, The Arc New York and is nationally accredited by The Council on Quality and Leadership (CQL).



Our Mission

The Arc of Chemung is a community organization committed to meeting the needs of individuals with developmental disabilities. Through community engagement and acceptance, we create opportunities for individual growth, productivity and independence. Our passion for excellence is evidenced by our quality services, education, advocacy and family partnerships.

Our Vision

The Arc of Chemung envisions an environment where every person we support is individually valued as a productive partner in the community.

Our Values

At The Arc of Chemung, our values are rooted in an atmosphere of patience, dedication, trust and mutual respect.

The People We Support Are First
Using a person-centered philosophy, The Arc of Chemung will provide opportunities for individual success.

We are committed to promoting community inclusion to improve the quality of life for each individual and the community as a whole.

We achieve this through dynamic partnerships with the people we support, families, staff and the community.

Passion for Excellence
As a nationally accredited leader in the field, we are guided by our passion for excellence and our vision of the future. We achieve high standards of performance through our innovative methods and collaborative efforts.

Quality Staff
We attain our goals because staff members embrace the agency's vision, are dedicated to our person-centered philosophy, and are willing to go above and beyond for the people we support.


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The Arc of Chemung is a member of the Collaborative of NY, Inc., a network of 12 not-for-profit The Arc New York agencies. Collectively, these agencies provide advocacy and a range of person-centered supports and services in 14 Upstate New York counties to more than 9,000 children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including autism. Through partnership, Collaborative agencies meet the diverse needs of individuals and families seeking choices, inclusion, and opportunities.

Collaborative of NY, Inc. is represented in the following counties:

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