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NYSARC, Inc. Guardianship Program

Who We Are

The Guardianship Program was established by NYSARC, Inc. as a service to its members and to individuals who had intellectual disabilities and resided in New York State. This was later expanded in the early 1980's to include developmental disabilities.

The NYSARC, Inc. Corporate Guardianship Program, through the Association's Chapters, offers families the assurance that future decisions significant to the quality of life of their relatives who have intellectual disabilities are made in their best interest, particularly in the areas of securing good health care, appropriate housing and appropriate day and recreational services. This ensures a focus on health, as well as personal and social development.

The NYSARC, Inc. Corporate Guardianship Program is a service available to families who have no one else to act as guardian for their children with intellectual disabilities or other developmental disabilities. In order to assure the maximum availability of guardianship services for members and persons in the Chapter's programs, priority for accepting guardianship applications shall be given to members of a Chapter, relatives of members and to persons enrolled in the Chapter's programs.

How to Get Help

Please call (518) 439-8311 for more information about Guardianship and NYSARC's eligibility requirements.

Who We Serve

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Eligibility Restrictions

For Guardianship our objective is to accept those individuals who meet NYSARC, Inc.’s eligibility requirements. The NYSARC, Inc. Guardianship Program should be contacted for more information.

NYSARC serves as guardian of last resort, which means that it will not serve as guardian unless there are no willing and appropriate family members.

Description of Services

Representation is only provided in cases where NYSARC is or is becoming the guardian of an individual. May provide some referrals to other human service agencies.

General Contact Information

NYSARC, Inc. Guardianship Program
29 British American Blvd. (map)
2nd Floor
Latham, NY 12110
(518) 439-8311
(518) 269-3605
Last Review and Update: Aug 24, 2017

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