The mission of the Arc of Yates is to empower individuals with developmental disabilities to lead self-directed, meaningful lives.

The values of Arc of Yates are: Diversity, Integrity, Quality, Respect, Results.

The Arc of Yates is a non-profit organization that serves adults, seniors, and children with disabilities throughout Yates and surrounding counties.

With a focus on key values of integrity, diversity, results, quality, and respect, Arc of Yates is poised to help individuals with developmental disabilities achieve their maximum potential for independence and inclusion in the community.

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Start by reaching out to our Intake Coordinator, Jennifer Nielsen at the Arc of Yates!
(315)-536-7447 or

Step #2: Care Coordination Selection

When we have answered all of your questions about the services offered through our agency, you will select your Care Coordination provider and let OPWDD and the providers know whom you have chosen.  We will help guide you with any additional questions or concerns you may have.

Step #3: Plan Development

With the assistance of your Care Coordinator, you will develop a plan to cover all your needs. The Arc of Yates is here to help meet you and your family's needs.

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Recent News

Golisano Foundation Generosity

KLS Recieves Funds

  • 11 September 2017
  • Author: Tony Love
  • Number of views: 4011
Golisano Foundation Generosity

Keuka Lake School, a program of the Arc of Yates, was awarded a grant in the amount of $125,000 from the Golisano Foundation to support its renovation and expansion project.  Construction began on the school in July of 2016 when a new facility needed to be readied in time for fall classes.  The renovated campus features additional classrooms and therapy space, a library and a handicap accessible playground.


“Identifying a new location for the school in a short timeframe was unexpected, both from a logistical and financial standpoint” stated Daniele Lyman-Torres, President and CEO of the Arc of Yates. “We are extremely pleased that the Foundation recognized Keuka Lake School’s value to our community and awarded us this significant grant.”


KLS is an early childhood program that provides special education, physical, occupational and speech therapies for students with developmental and intellectual disabilities.  The school offers both Universal and three year old Pre-K opportunities through collaboration with the Penn Yan Central School District.  Keuka Lake School also offers daycare services for children from 18 months to 12 years of age.   

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