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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Recent News

Keuka Lake School begins construction on Arc of Yates campus for new school

Construction began on Tuesday to renovate the space at 240 North Avenue

  • 14 July 2016
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Keuka Lake School begins construction on Arc of Yates campus for new school

–Keuka Lake School opened its doors in 1985, providing early intervention and specialized services for children aged birth to 5-years with developmental and intellectual disabilities.  In 2014 the program moved into five classrooms inside Penn Yan Elementary School and continued providing both early intervention and integrated Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK),serving children with and without disabilities.

When classes begin in September this year students will be in a brand new space as Keuka Lake School renovates the facility at 240 North Avenue in Penn Yan.  “Earlier this year we were informed of the need to give up one of our classrooms at the school due to rising enrollment and programmatic needs,” Arc of Yates President & CEO Daniele Lyman explains.  “We decided to look for a permanent location for our school which serves a critical need in the community.  This is an opportunity for the school to grow and serve more children.”

Previously the Arc of Yates Administration building, the new Keuka Lake School campus will offer larger classrooms, more room for physical, occupational, and speech therapy, and a brand new playground with equipment accessible for children of all ability levels.

“Having a stand-alone facility for Keuka Lake School offers our students more space, more programs, and more opportunities to learn and grow,” says KLS Assistant Principal Dan Reynolds.  “The move is a tremendous opportunity for our program and for the students we support.”

Construction has already begun on the new facility with plans to wrap up before the start of the school year on September 7.  The school will have its own gymnasium, playground, and library, as well as a secured entrance.  A partnership with Finger Lakes Community Health Center will ensure access to a mobile dental unit for the students at the new location.

Sixty children from five counties and nine surrounding school districts attend Keuka Lake School, including twenty Penn Yan School District students who participate in the Universal Pre-Kindergarten program.  The campus will also offer expanded daycare services to children ages 18 months-5 years old.

“Having Keuka Lake School in our community is a true asset to Yates County, as well as our neighboring counties,” said Lyman.  “The staff at Keuka Lake School excel in meeting the needs of children with developmental disabilities.  Early intervention is the key to preparing these children for the integrated classrooms they will join when they enter Kindergarten in their home school districts.”

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