Our Programs

Accessing Our Services

Adult Day/Independent Living Program

Designed to meet the needs of adults 21 years and older with developmental disabilities, this program provides services to individuals who are in need of day programming and offers instruction in self-help skills, socialization, safety, exercise and functional skills for daily independent living .

Kids’ Corner Child Development Center

Kids' Corner provides early-intervention learning activities for both typical and atypical children from birth to 4 years of age. Our child development center utilizes  a hands-on activity approach to learning in all domains, including cognitive, gross motor, fine motor, speech/language, and social/emotional development.

Vocational Services

Our Vocational Services program is committed to making a difference in the lives of individuals by helping them find and keep employment. Meaningful, integrated employment settings not only benefit the individuals served, they also bolster loved ones, employers and the community as a whole.

Autism Parent Support Group

Facilitated by our education director, Sonia Prescott, MA, meetings of our support group include open-floor discussions to provide parents with a platform to discuss different coping strategies and mechanisms for optimal care and empowerment of their children.  A lending library and resource table are available.  


SOURCE (Service Options Using Resources in Community Environments) is a program under Medicaid that combines primary medical care (the care you receive from your family doctor) with prevention and support services. Albany ARC provides case management to participants in the program. Its primary goal is to help members live independently  in the community.

Mental Health Program

Our Mental Health program provides wrap-around case management services, including support for individuals with mental health challenges that enable and empower them to  lead full and meaningful lives in the community. The program has three major components: Mental Health Case Management, Dougherty County Treatment Court, and Substance Abuse Treatment Court.

Special Olympics

Provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for individuals with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in the sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship with their families, other Special Olympic athletes and the community.

ICDI (I Can Do It, You Can Do It!

Focusing on health and wellness, this program inspires our individuals to live healthier lives via exercise and healthy eating.  Individuals participate in continuous training, in addition to various community-wide events, like 5ks.

Project ARC

Provides wrap-around case management serving clients with developmental disabilities.  Clients live independently and are assisted with whatever is needed to continue to thrive in the community setting.

ICWP (Independent Care Waiver Program)

Our program provides complete case management and support for clients with traumatic brain and/or spinal cord injuries.



Our residential program assists individuals and families with developmental disabilities by  providing supports and services so that each individual can lead a productive, fulfilling life in the community. With a focus on individualized Person-Centered Planning (PCP) and service delivery, we offer a variety of residential settings based on each individual’s needs.

DLDI (Dougherty Leadership Development Institute)

Started in 1991 in conjunction with Leadership Albany alumni, Rehabilitation Services, and members of the private business sector,  Dougherty Leadership Development Institute integrates persons with disabilities and non-disabled persons into the leadership community thereby empowering them to have even more influence over their lives.  Apply here to join 2018's class.

High School/High Tech

A Dougherty County School System curriculum-based program that gives graduation credit to participating students while focusing on improving graduation test scores to help advance their education. Students with a documented disability entering the 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grades from any public school in Dougherty County can be referred to the High School / High Tech Program.

Family Support Services

Family Support Services is a non-entitlement program providing disability-specific services based on the unique needs of each individual and/or family served.  Based on the belief that families belong together and individuals are best served in community settings, these supports meet everyday needs that are often critical in avoiding family crises.