Clinic Services

Arc of Yates Article 16 Clinic is certified by NYS OPWDD, under the direction of a board certified physician, and staffed by dedicated professionals.

Our Clinic supports the mission of the Arc of Yates by providing services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to achieve a higher level of independence.  The one-on-one, personal treatment and attention provided enhances the social, emotional and physical health of the people we serve.

Our Clinic team is composed of professionals from disciplines that are relevant for identifying an individual’s needs and interests and designing a program to best meet those needs.  The Clinic team works together to provide individualized services and periodically reviews the individual’s plan of service.

Our clinic is located at 235 North Avenue in Penn Yan.  Appointments are typically scheduled Monday through Friday from 8:00am – 4:00pm but other appointment times are available upon request.

Our dedicated professionals provide the following clinical disciplines:

  • Dietetics/Nutrition

  • Nursing Services

  • Occupational Therapy

  • Psychiatric Services

  • Psychological/Behavioral Therapy

  • Social Work Counseling

Besides our ongoing services, we provide a variety of specialized assessments:

  • Psychological Testing/Eligibility Assessments

  • Guardianship

  • Competency and Capacity for decision making and informed consent

  • Assessment of Risk

  • Adaptive Equipment

  • Wheelchair Assessment

  • Autism Diagnosis and Evaluations

Nutrition – Our Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist provides individuals with a complete nutrition assessment to determine their requirements and then design realistic, personalized nutrition recommendations to meet each person’s unique needs and goals.  Exercise plans and stress reduction techniques are also available.  We provide nutrition counseling and education for weight loss, heart disease, diabetes, Renal disease, Label reading, Smart shopping, healthy cooking modifications and making healthy food/lifestyle.

Nursing Services - Nursing is provided by registered nurses and services include assessment and evaluation of an individual’s healthcare needs. Nursing services also encompass health and wellness education, along with counseling on disease and medication management, healthy lifestyle planning, and techniques for coping with chronic illness.

Occupational Therapy – Our OT team will perform a complete evaluation for upper extremity and hand function. OTs will work with people who need assistance with any of their Activities of Daily Living ( ADL’s),  such as dressing and hygiene skills and things that impact their ADL’s such as  endurance, functional mobility, sensory integration, visual perceptual skills, ergonomics, adaptive equipment needs, transfers, fine motor and gross motor control and coordination. We provided splint fabrication, wheelchair clinic and positioning and seating solutions.

Psychiatric Services -   Our psychiatrist addresses mental, emotional or behavior disorders with appropriate medication interventions as necessary.

Psychology – The role of psychotherapy can be essential to help individuals learn to take control of their life and respond to challenging situations with healthy coping skills.  Our clinicians utilize a wide range of therapeutic modalities and techniques during both group and individual treatment sessions to address a variety of issues.

Social Work – Our Social Workers will work with individuals, families and groups to develop a plan to address behaviors, emotions, attitudes, relationships, and social conditions to restore and enhance the individual’s capacity to meet personal and social needs.


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Arc of Yates partners with Literacy Volunteers for reading project at Keuka Lake School

  • 5 May 2017
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Arc of Yates partners with Literacy Volunteers for reading project at Keuka Lake School
Volunteer readers from the community are visiting students at Keuka Lake School as part of the KTrain program.

Arc of Yates hosts 2nd annual Kid's Day

Children of Arc of Yates staff were invited to learn about the Agency during their break from school

  • 24 April 2017
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Arc of Yates hosts 2nd annual Kid's Day
Twenty children spent their last day of Spring Break touring the Arc of Yates facilities and learning about what their parents do at work each day.  The 2nd annual Kid’s Day at the Arc of Yates included participating in sensitivity activities, touring Keuka Lake School and the program facility, and sharing lunch with individuals at the Center for Lifelong Learning.

March is Disabilities Awareness Month

  • 20 March 2017
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March is Disabilities Awareness Month
 Each March we take the opportunity to recognize the approximately 4 million Americans who have intellectual and developmental disabilities.  Locally, the Arc of Yates supports over 400 individuals with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, and other developmental disabilities in our community

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235 North Avenue 
Penn Yan, NY 14527

 (315) 536-7447